Wołek, Krzysztof

Born in 1976 in Bytom, composer, improviser and installation artist. He currently works as Associate Professor of Music Composition and Director of Digital Composition Studies at the University of Louisville. He has received commissions from the Warsaw Autumn Festival, Ernst von Siemens Foundation, SCI/ ASCAP, as well as awards, grants and scholarships from the University of Chicago, University of Louisville, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Kentucky Arts Council, and Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is a passionate advocate of contemporary acoustic and electronic music as well as multimedia compositions, and serves on the jury of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition and Frank Robert Abell Young Composers Competition for New Chamber Works. His compositions span a broad spectrum, from purely acoustic, improvisational and electronic works to various forms of multidisciplinary collaborations. They have been presented at various festivals of contemporary music and art in Europe, North America and Asia, and have received various awards, including the Prix for Mobile Variations at the 2007 Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Électroacoustiques in Bourges. 

Selected works: The Body for large ensemble (2003), Bend for chamber ensemble (2003), Empty for violin (2004), 4 Drums for four conga or darbuka drums and electronics (2004, rev. 2014), Mobile Variations for 6-channel surround tape (2005), Changing Lanes for string quartet and electronics (2005), Eppur si muove for soprano, large ensemble, electronics and video (2006), Un claro del tiempo for soprano, flute, piano and live electronics (2008), Arguro for flute and live electronics (2009), Elements for chamber ensemble and live electronics (2010), Yamantakafor two percussionists and tape (2011), Bouncing, audiovisual installation with Kinect controller (2013), Motions, Stases for piano and large ensemble (2012, rev. 2014), Mud for chamber ensemble and fixed media (2015), Threads, chamber opera for soprano, two actors, ensemble and live electronics (2016), Various Forms of Friction for cello and orchestra large ensemble (2017), Spin for symphony orchestra and live electronics (2017), Amplified, What is There? for clarinet, violin, piano, percussion and electronic amplification (2018).