Wojciechowski, Sławomir

Born in 1971 in Łódź. He graduated from the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, where he studied composition with Marco Stroppa (2000–4) as well as theory and new media with Matthias Hermann (1998–2002). He attended courses and seminars run 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, including the Musica Polonica Nova and Musica Electronica Nova in Wrocław, Elektronische Nacht in Stuttgart, Intersonanzen in Potsdam, Berlin Biennale, ad libitum, Premieres Festival in Katowice, and Warsaw Autumn by ensembles such as the Stuttgart Radio Symphony under Manfred Trojahn, Zementwerk, Junge Musik Berlin, Kwartludium, cross-art, Cellonet, Kwadrofonik, smash ensemble, Silesian Quartet, OMN New Music Orchestra, NeoQuartet, and Lux:NM. He has held scholarships from the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Society of Authors – ZAiKS, Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Capital City of Warsaw, and the Institute of Music and Dance. He is currently a lecturer at the Electronic Music Faculty of the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw.


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), Miniatures for clarinet, cello and piano (2000), Trio basso for viola, cello and double bass (2000), Hoquetus for four-channel tape (2002), 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 (2008–9), Rope of Sands for clarinet, percussion, piano and violin (2009), Blind Spot for prepared string quartet (2010–12), Acoustic Signs, 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), rizoom for flute, saxophone, objects and electronics (2013), Victory Over the Sun, chamber opera to a libretto by Marcin Cecko (2013), Room 404, video opera for clarinet, violin, percussion and electronics to words by Paweł Krzaczkowski and video by Paweł Modzelewski and Stach Szumski (2014), A Matter of Choice for ensemble and electronics (2014), Intricate Machine for voice, prepared piano, sampler, objects and two percussion players (2014–15), Play Them Back for ensemble and electronics (2015), Speedcore for percussion and electronics (2016).