Górczyński, Michał

Born in 1977, clarinettist, composer, music teacher. He graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. Since 1998, he has composed music for various instrumental ensembles (Zróżnicowanie for two bassoons and clarinet, Rondo à la Krakowiak for screaming pianist and bass clarinet, Malowanie for two clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon and singing, Suite in Jewish Style for clarinet, violin and double bass, cycles of works inspired by world languages for violin, clarinet and cello) as well as theatre music (around 25 plays for drama and puppet theatres). He is active as an improviser and modern music performer. As a soloist, he has appeared with ensembles such as de Ereprijs, Silesian Quartet, AUKSO, Białystok and Szczecin philharmonics. He has participated in the Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt where he has presented his original performance techniques.

He is also the author of installations, theoretical writings, radio features, and underground films. Since 2002, he has contributed to the Kwartludium ensemble, specialising in modern music performance. Since 2008, he has worked on extending the sound of the bass clarinet, inspired by beatbox and in cooperation with one of the leading Polish beatboxers, Patryk Matela aka Tik Tak. He has coined the term of “composed education.”

He has received grants from the Capital City of Warsaw and Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the creation of alternative educational manuals. Since 2013, he has run a project titled Music for Languages, writing original music for the Yiddish language (a CD was published by Multikulti Records), Japanese poetry (CD by Fortune Records), and Persian poetry by Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī.