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Hendrich Paweł

was born in 1979 in Wrocław. After studies at the Wrocław School of Economics, in 2003–08 he studied composition with Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil at the K. Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. In the fall of 2005/06 he attended York Höller’s composition class of at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. Since 2008 he has been on the faculty of the K. Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław as assistant lecturer. In 2012 he obtained the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts.

He has won several awards and scholarships. In 2007 he has been selected for a four-year programme promoting 13 young composers organised by the European Krzysztof Penderecki Music Centre. In 2010 he became a member of the Academy of Young Scholars and Artists.

Paweł Hendrich’s music has been performed at such festivals as the ‘Warsaw Autumn’, ‘Audio Art’ in Cracow and Warsaw, ‘Musica Polonica Nova’ and ‘Musica Electronica Nova’ in Wrocław, Suså Festival in Næstved (Denmark), and the 7th Ryszard Bukowski Music Days in Wrocław.

For several years now, the artist has been composing in the Max/ MSP environment and performing live electroacoustic music. In November 2006 at the MDR Studio in Leipzig, he performed the main computer part in Cezary Duchnowski’s opera Martha’s Garden. In May 2007 at the Musica Electronica Nova Festival in Wrocław, he performed the electronics part in Kaija Saariaho’s ballet Maa. Since the 2007/08 season he has appeared in the choreographic action of Rafał Augustyn’s Manuscript where he uses his own sPatio software for sound spatialisation.

Together with Cezary Duchnowski and Sławomir Kupczak, he founded the Phonos ek Mechanes trio, specialising in live electroacoustic performances.

The composer has received commissions from the German Radio, ZAiKS Polish Authors’ Association, as well as those financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the project ‘60 commissions for the 60th anniversary of the Polish Composers’ Union’.

In 2010 DUX released the CD Chamber Works dedicated exclusively to Paweł Hendrich’s works.


Selected works: Gnothi seauton for chamber orchestra (2001), Niech zstąpi Duch Twój (Let Your Spirit Descend!) for speaker, tenor, baritone, bass and two female choirs (2002), Heterochronia for large symphony orchestra (2002–04), Anepigraph for small orchestra (2005), Diversicorium for chamber ensemble (2005), Phonarium I, sound installation (2005), Phonarium II, sound installation (2006), Multivalentis for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (2006), Metasolidus for symphony orchestra (2005–07), Cyclostratus for violin, bass clarinet, percussion, piano and beatbox (2008), Hyloflex α for string orchestra (2007–09), Hyloflex β for computer (2009), Liolit for chamber orchestra (2009–10), Diaphanoid for chamber ensemble (2010), Emergon αß for chamber orchestra (2011), Metasolidus II for large symphony orchestra (2011–12), Cryptoscript for computer (2012), Sedimetron for chamber ensemble (2012), Kioloik for one or two flutes (2012), Ertytre for one or eight cellos (2013).