Górczyński, Michał

Born in 1977. Clarinettist, composer and music teacher, graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. Since 1998 he has composed a number of pieces for various instrumental line-ups (Differentiation for two bassoons and clarinet, Rondo à la Krakowiak for shouting pianist and bass clarinet, Painting for two clarinets, bassoon, double bass and voice, Suite in the Jewish Style for clarinet, violin and double bass, cycles of pieces inspired by languages of the world for violin, clarinet and cello) as well as incidental music for theatre (around twenty-five productions in dramatic and puppet theatres). He improvises and interprets contemporary music. As a soloist he has performed with ensembles such as de ereprijs, Silesian Quartet, Aukso Orchestra, Białystok Philharmonic, and Szczecin Philharmonic. He has taken part in the International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt, presenting his original performance techniques. Author of installations, radio programmes and underground films. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Kwartludium ensemble, which specialises in performances of contemporary music. Since 2008 he has been working on expanding the sonic capabilities of the bass clarinet, finding inspiration in beatbox and collaborating with one of the best Polish beatboxers, Patryk “TikTak” Matela. Author of the concept of “composed education.” Holder of scholarships from the City of Warsaw and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within a programme aimed at creating alternative educational textbooks. Since 2013 he has been involved in the “music to languages” project, under which he writes original music to texts in Yiddish (a recording released by Multikulti Records), Japanese poetry (For Tune Records), and Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī’s Persian poetry.