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Strzelec, Szymon Stanisław

Born in 1990 in Cracow. He studied composition at the Academy of Music in Cracow under Zbigniew Bargielski (2011–14), and is currently expanding his knowledge in the fields of electroacoustic and algorithmic composition (MA course) under Magdalena Długosz in the same Academy.

In the years 2012–14 he served as head of the composition students’ circle, organizing numerous new music concerts, nationwide events promoting contemporary music, and delivering open lectures. He is mainly oriented toward xenharmonic issues, formal constructivism, and building new instruments.

His works have been performed by ensembles from Poland, Germany, Switzerland, and Ukraine during international festivals such 2014 Warsaw Autumn, 2014 CIME/ICEM international electroacoustic music festival in Denton, Texas, 2014 Donaueschinger Musiktage (Next Generation programme), 2014 Resonance conference in Cracow, and 2015 new music masterclasses in Kyiv.


Major works: Capriccio affettuoso: oscillazioni for cello and violin (2011), Rêveries d’un autre automne for violin, double bass and microtonally tuned piano (2011),  , concerto for suspended cymbal and orchestra divided in five groups (2012), Coloured Dots for string quartet (2012), Eight Words of the Legendary One for bass, double bass, prepared piano and percussion (2012), The Hâsbeiya Fountain for 16 spatially arranged performers (2012–13), Sketches of Ambivalence for two violins (2013), Verbigerations for tape (2013), ...qui d’une main distraite et légère caresse... for concertante cello and chamber orchestra (2013), Stages of Azure in Black and White for cello, accordion and electroacoustic layer (2013–14), Inventing Birds for alto flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, prepared piano and prepared string trio (2014), Oxytocin Blues (Verbigerations part 2), electroacoustic sound layer (2014), F19.4 / I know what you want and I can give it to you for English horn and alto saxophone (2014), A Handful of Stars & The Silent Ocean for amplified cello (2015), Still life with a ribbon in the hair for prepared piano trio (2015), The Twinkling of an Eye for cello and live electronics (2015), L’Atelier de sensorité for amplified prepared cello and chamber orchestra (2015).