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composer, b. 7th December 1961 in Warsaw. He studied composition with Włodzimierz Kotoński and piano improvisation with Szabolcs Esztényi in Warsaw Music Academy. He participated in courses of composition in Darmstadt, Kazimierz Dolny, Patras and Dartington. In 1986-87, thanks to a postgraduate scholarship funded by Witold Lutosławski, he studied electronic music and MIDI system in London.
At present, he collaborates with the Experimental Studio of the Polish Radio. His interests include also music for the theatre and film.
Jacek Grudzień is a winner of the Young Composers’ Competition of the Polish Composers’ Union (1988) and the All-Polish Competition for a Work for Classical Guitar (1995). In 2003 his Ad Naan was a recommended work at the International Composers’ Rostrum under the auspices of UNESCO in Vienna.
He lives and works in Warsaw.
Tristaniana for piano (1984)
Turdus musicus for amplified harpsichord (1984)
Movement I for double-bass (1984)
Music from the Window for two violins (1985)
Mechanical Garden for piano (1985)
For E. Luise, or A Certain Pianist’s Nightmare, instrumental theatre for oboe, clarinet, 2 trombones, percussion and piano (1985)
Sonosphere for tape (1985)
Androvanda for solo guitar (1986)
Interlude for piano * (1986)
Violin Concerto * (1986)
Hologram for string quartet (1987)
Sounds of the Night for tenor saxophone and digital delay (1987)
Lumen for mixed choir and symphony orchestra * (1987)
Somnus for tape (1988)
Hologram II for string quartet * (1988)
Movement II for double-bass and tape (1992)
Trees for alto saxophone and tape * (1992)
Missa brevis for mixed choir (or boys’ and men’s choir) and brass quintet * (1992)
Wind from the Sea for clarinet (or soprano saxophone) and piano (1993)
Tritonos for harpsichord and tape * (1993)
Pavane for cello and tape (1994)
One Jubilee Rag for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (1995)
Hyacinth Girl for soprano and tape (1995)
Nonstrom for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (1996)
Galliard for string quartet (1996)
Concerto per sassofono soprano ed archi (1996)
Slanting Light for soprano, alto saxophone and piano (1997)
Postlude for piano, violin and cello (1998)
Study of an Object for piano for four hands (1999)
Ad Naan for cello and computer sound processing (2002)
Leanyka for flute and tape (2003)