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Artur Zagajewski,

composer; b. 10th April 1978 in Tomaszów Mazowiecki. He graduated with honours from the music theory class of Ryszard Daniel Golianek (2005) and the composition class of Bronisław Kazimierz Przybylski (2008) at the Academy of Music in Łódź. In 2004-2006 he attended the classes at the Computer Music Studio run by Krzysztof Knittel at the Academy of Music in Łódź. In 2006 he entered a PhD programme under the supervision of Ryszard Daniel Golianek at the Department of Musicology of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

His works have been performed at festivals such as "Warsaw Autumn", the Arts Music Laboratory in Bydgoszcz, Fokus Łódź Biennale, "Colours of Poland", contem.ucha at Łódź Philharmonic, "Music at the Old Cloister" in Łódź, Acoustic, Electronic and Multimedia Projection Festival in Brno, Sound Screen Festival in Bydgoszcz, Ballet Meetings in Łódź (in cooperation with Paulina Wycichowska), and |Musica Moderna" at the Music Academy in Łódź. Between 2005 and 2008 he cooperated with the video artist Michał Brzeziński, and their works were shown in galleries in Poznań, Warsaw, Szczecin, Katowice, Gdańsk and Wrocław. Since 2010 he has been working closely with cellist Dominik Połoński.

He is an award winner in competitions such as "850 Jahre Cottbus – Musikalische Bilder einer Stadt" for Lichtspiele in der Oberkirche for accordion and string orchestra (honourable mention, 2006), BMW Crash! of the Zachęta Contemporary Art Association in Szczecin (honourable mention in 2006 and main prize in 2007), Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers (2nd Prize in 2007 for Glassmusic-motet for female voice, cello, accordion, piano and tape and in 2009), Krzysztof Komeda Composers’ Competition in Słupsk (honourable mention in 2007 za Secession Club for alto saxophone and tape), Silver Glass Children’s and Youth Contemporary Music Festival in Cracow (honourable mention, 2009), Grażyna Bacewicz International Composer Competition in Łódź (1st Prize, 2009) and the in-OUT-side competition of the Sound Screen Festival in Bydgoszcz (main prize, 2009). In 2010 he was awarded the Eureka Łódź Prize. In 2014 his Stabat Mater was nominated for the Polonica Nova Award in Wrocław.

He has published the results of his research on rock music in lectures and articles written for such magazines as "Glissando" and "Operomania". He is assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Łódź and music theory teacher at the Stanisław Moniuszko State Secondary Music School in Łódź. 
updated: December 2014 (bd)





Music for violin, cello and piano (2004)
Fade In, Fade Out for 4 electric guitars (2005)
Sonata for 2 harpsichords (2005)
Secession Club for alto saxophone and tape (2005)
TR13 for tape (2005)
Krach 44 for tape (2006)
Resonce for piano (2006)
Nos qui vivimus I for flute, school choir, piano and school string ensemble (2006)
Nos qui vivimus II for mixed choir (2006)
Lichtspiele in der Oberkirche for accordion and string orchestra (2006)
Three Songs to words by Tadeusz Różewicz for soprano and viola (2006)
Chambermusic for 11 Instruments (2006)
Glassmusic-Motet for female voice, cello, accordion, piano and tape (2006)
Re-cycle I-IV for tape (2007)
15-40. Light for recorders and tape (2007)
Rotom for symphony orchestra (2007)
Re-cycle (...and her damaged soul...) for alto and tape (2007)
See me for 1 performer and tape (2007)
Fuzz G.B. for tape (2008)
Birds for chamber ensemble (various versions) and tape (2008)
Leaves for chamber ensemble (2008)
unhum for symphony orchestra (2009)
mixes for tape and radio receiver (2009)
Orgadronum for chamber choir (2009)
Song of Nature for female voice, PVC tube, prepared piano, drum and computer (2010)
Flakes of a Yellow Rose for cello and tape (2010)
Chronophotographic Scenes, ballet (2011)
Oratorio for Orchestra and Warsaw Citizens’ Choir, concerto/performance in cooperation with Anna Szwajgier and Zorka Wollny (2011)
Stabat Mater for 4 mixed choirs and orchestra (2012)
canto for 16 musicians (2012)
EC 14 for 4 PVC tubes (2012)
Nature Morte for 24 PVC tubes (2012)
Traktion Eins for cello (2013)
brut for cello and ensemble (2014)
Audio–Tree–Drama, music performance for flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet and 2 trombones (2014)
Solid for violin (or cello) and marimba (2014)
Canzona for 5 cellos (2014)
Mechanofaktura for violin, bass clarinet, percussion, piano/synthesizer (2015)
Woodcuts for bass clarinet, percussion, electric guitar, piano, cello, double bass and tape (2015)
La città futurista for 16 amateurs and orchestra (2015)
circulatio for accordion, quarter-tone accordion and orchestra (2015)
sculpture (from the way of the cross) for 4 cellos (2016)
Staloocy for 2 punk-rock voices, quarter-tone accordion, percussion, electric guitar, piano/synthesizer and computer (2016)
Chanson for female voice (or melodic instrument) and cello (2016)
Opera about Poland for clarinets, percussion, electric guitars, synthesizer, quarter-tone accordion, violin, cello (2016)