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Wojciechowski Sławomir

born in 1971 in Łódź. He graduated from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, where he studied composition with Marco Stroppa (2000–04) as well as theory and new media with Matthias Hermann (1998–2002). Previously he had completed two years of composition studies with Marian Borkowski in Warsaw’s Academy (now – the F. Chopin University) of Music. He attended courses and seminars taught by Helmut Lachenmann, Brian Ferneyhough, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Klaus Huber, Louis Andriessen, Paweł Szymański and Irvine Arditti. His music has been performed at many contemporary music festivals, e.g. the Musica Polonica Nova and Musica Electronica Nova in Wrocław, the Elektronische Nacht in Stuttgart, Intersonanzen in Potsdam, Berlin Biennale, ad libitum, Festival of First Performances in Katowice and the Warsaw Autumn, by such ensembles as: the Radio Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart under Manfred Trojahn, Zementwerk, Junge Musik Berlin, Kwartludium, cross-art, Cellonet, and smash ensemble. As a music performer (an “ad hoc-spieler” on unconventional instruments) he has appeared with numerous German ensembles and orchestras. In 2007 he co-organised the Musica Electronica Nova Festival in Wrocław. He is also active as a feature writer and translator of musical publications. He has received scholarships from the Donaueschinger Musiktage, ZAIKS Polish Association of Writers and Composers for the Stage, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Capital City of Warsaw and the Institute of Music and Dance.


Selected works: Quintet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1998), Prime Blue for violin and electronics (1999), Ekle for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (1999), Miniaturen for clarinet, cello and piano (2000), Trio basso for viola, cello and double-bass (2000), Hoquetus for four-channel tape (2002), Bläserquintett for wind quintet (2004), Duktus for ensemble (2005), ... durch den Flor... for orchestra (2006), Flora for chamber ensemble (2007), Ge-sheng for flute, accordion, clarinet, violin, viola and cello (2008), Riesenfalter for flute, clarinet, violin and cello (2008), sight/light for clarinet, trumpet, percussion, piano, violin and cello (2008–09), Rope of sands for clarinet, percussion, piano nad violin (2009), Blind Spot for prepared string quartet (2010–12), Acoustic Signs, a cycle of multichannel electronic pieces (2011– 12), Double Pendulum for prepared violin and computer (2012), Rapid Repeats, graphic score for Kwartludium (2012), Fingertrips for eight prepared cellos (2012).