Laskowski, Mikołaj

Born in 1988 in Gdynia, he is now based in Berlin. He studied with Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław (2009–14) and later graduated with honours from the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, where he studied with Yannis Kyriakides and Peter Adriaansz (2013–15). He has also attended composition workshops run by Carola Bauckholt, Pierluigi Billone, Dmitri Kourliandski, Bernhard Lang, Jennifer Walshe, and Christian Wolff. 

His works have been performed in Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Russia, Czech Republic, and the United States at many festivals including the Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt, Présences, Gaudeamus Music Week, Klang, Musica Polonica Nova, Musica Electronica Nova, Nordic Music Days, Ostrava Days, Tampere Biennale, and Young Composers’ Meeting. 

He was awarded at competitions such as Generace (2012) and the Young Composers’ Meeting (2013). In 2014 he was granted the Witold Lutosławski Scholarship, and in 2015 he received a recommendation at the 62nd International Rostrum of Composers. In 2016 he was awarded the Kranichsteiner Scholarship Prize during the 48th International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt. He has worked with ensembles such as Asko|Schönberg, Electronic ID, Ensemble Adapter, Ives Ensemble, Kwadrofonik, Kwartludium, New European Ensemble, Musikfabrik, Schallfeld Ensemble, Slaagwerk Den Haag, SonoLab, Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble, orkest de ereprijs, Ostravska Banda, TWOgether Duo, Wet Ink Ensemble. 

He plays on cassette players in the sultan hagavik duo. 

Selected works: Gezaar Aefir for string quartet (2011), Aonvrotn for computer (2012), AO for ensemble (2012), hsvaoe for computer (2012), Sharfnesses for gamelan and string quartet (2013), Darling in My Deaf for clarinet, piano and cello (2013), Flux in die blomster for accordion, cello and two megaphones (2013), Na for two sopranos and ensemble (2013), Oh, Zoroaster... I Love You, Too... But... for ensemble (2014), Badly Stuffed Hands for piano, three players (2014), UNTITLEDfor positive organ (2014), Not For You (for chest organ) for positive organ (2014), The Tiger Le Me Unsatisfied for bass clarinet, violin, percussion and Hammond organ (2014), neath me, itch! for accordion, microphone, mixer, and computer loudspeakers (2014), Atlantis & **** for flute, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, harp, percussion and electronics (2015), Oh, to Rub the Waxy Buddha for two samplers, piano, percussion and electronics (2015), Limbs of Sun for medieval organ and ensemble (2015), Dzięcielina pała for ensemble (2015), Korprealism 1. Death and Wellness for ensemble, electronics and video (2016), At the Opening of a Clockwork Orange, 1995 VHS for flute, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, violin, cello and sampler (2016), Deep Relaxation vol. 1: Accordion & Viola DNA Delete Mode for accordion, viola and electronics (2016), Deep Relaxation vol. 2: Accordions & Electronics Causing Situations and Preventing Change for two accordions and electronics (2016),Deep Relaxation vol. 3: Isochronic Flute Subliminal Motivation for bass flute and electronics (2016), Deep Relaxation vol. 4: Feedback Frequencies for two performers and electronics (2017).