Jacek Grudzień

b. 7 February 1961, Warsaw

Biography

Jacek Grudzień studied composition with Włodzimierz Kotoński and improvisation with Szabolcs Esztenyi at the Warsaw Academy of Music. Grudzień’s compositional debut took place at the International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn” in 1983. He has participated in the International Courses for Young Composers at Kazimierz Dolny, Darmstadt, Patras and Dartington. In 1986 he received a postgraduate scholarship granted by Witold Lutosławski. He went to London where he studied electronic music and MIDI systems.

Grudzień is a winner of the Young Composers’ Competition organised by the Polish Composers’ Union (Second Prize, 1988) and the Polish nationwide competition for a classical guitar piece. His music has been performed in France, Japan, Switzerland, the United States and Germany.

In 2003 his Ad Naan for cello and electronics was recognized at the UNESCO’s Composers’ Tribune in Vienna. For the past twenty years, Grudzień’s interests shifted more strongly towards music for film and theatre. His score for Tout un hivier sans feu received accolades at the Venice Film Festival in 2004. Grudzień’s scores for theatre production of Mary Stuart was awarded a prize at the Polish Radio and TV Festival in Sopot in 2005 and the music for T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T. received the Ministry of Culture Prize in 2010. During the years 2001-2008 Jacek Grudzień served as music director of the Witkiewicz Theatre Studio in Warsaw and is currently working with Polish Radio’s Experimental Music Studio.

 

SELECTED COMPOSITIONS

Orchestral and Chamber Music

For Elise or the Nightmare of a Pianist, instrumental theatre for oboe, clarinet, 2 trombones, percussion and piano (1985)
Violin Concerto (1986)
Hologram II for string quartet (1988)
Sea Wind for clarinet or soprano saxophone and piano (1993)
One Jubilee Rag for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (1995)
Nonstrom for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (1996)
Gagliarda for string quartet (1996)
Concerto per sassofono soprano ed archi (1996)
Światła pochylenie [The Bending of Light] for soprano, alto sax and piano (1997)
Postludium for violin, cello and piano (1999)Octet for stings (2000)
YAZD for orchestra (2006)

Electroacoustic music

Sonosfera for tape (1985)
Night Sounds for tenor saxophone and digital delay (1987)
Somnus for tape (1988)
Movement II for double bass and tape (1992)
Trees for alto saxophone and tape (1992)
Movement II for double bass and tape (1992)
Tritons for harpsichord and tape (1993)
Pavane for cello and tape (1994)
Hyacinth Girl for soprano and tape (1995)
Ad Naan for cello and tape (2002)
Leanyka for flute and tape (2003)Piosenka [A Song] for clarinet, trombone, cello, piano and tape (2005)Preparation for Change for piano, dancer and tape (2013)

Vocal-Instrumental Music

Lumen for mixed choir and symphony orchestra (1987
Missa brevis for mixed choir and brass quintet (1992)Hiacyntowa dziewczyna [The Hyacinth Girl] for soprano and tape

Music for Solo Instruments

Tristaniana for piano (1984)
Turdus musicus for amplified harpsichord (1984)
Movement I for double bass (1984)
Music from the Window for 2 violins (1985)
Interludium for piano (1986)
Androvanda for guitar (1986)

Film and Theatre Music

Theatre music for Czarownice z Salem dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2000)
Theatre music for Kaleka z Inishmaan dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2000)
Theatre music for Noc Helvera dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2000)
Theatre music for Miłość na Madagaskarze dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2000)
Film score for Na swoje podobieństwo dir. Grzegorz Zgliński (2001)
Theatre music for Wiśniowy sad dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2001)
Theatre music for Romeo i Julia dir. Waldemar Zawodziński (2001)
Theatre music for Podróż do Buenos Aires [co-written with Grzegorz Zgliński] dir. Marian Półtoranos (2001)
Theatre music for Kadisz dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2001)
Film score for Alarm dir. Dariusz Gajewski (2002)
TV music for Portugalia dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2002)
Theatre music for Amadeus dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2002)
Theatre music for Zima dir. Mateusz Bednarkiewicz (2002)
Theatre music for 20 minut z aniołem dir. Andrzej Majczak (2002)
Theatre music for norway.today dir. Andrzej Majczak (2002
Theatre music for Mewa dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2003)
Theatre music for Gry dir. Redbad Klynstra (2003)
Theatre music for Bal pod Orłem dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2003)
TV music for Mary Stuart dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2004)
Film score for Tout un hiver sans feu dir. Grzegorz Zgliński (2004)
Theatre music for Merylin Mongoł dir. Nikołaj Kolada (2004)
Theatre music for Wojna matka dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2004)
Theatre music for Więź dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2004)
TV music for Géza dzieciak dir. Zbigniew Brzoz (2005)
TV music for The Weir dir. Agnieszka Lipiec-Wróblewska (2005)
Theatre music for Mały bies dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2005)
Radio theatre music for Motel w pół drogi dir. Janusz Kukuła (2006)
Theatre music for Światła miasta, dir. K. Majchrzak, B. Nowicka (2006)
Theatre music for Rozkłady jazdy dir. Agnieszka Lipiec-Wróblewska (2006)
Theatre music for mede:a dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna (2006)
Theatre music for Pasja dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2007)
Theatre music for Edmond dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2007)
Theatre music for Komedia omyłek dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2007)
Theatre music for Lew w zimie dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna (2007)
Theatre music forPowrót do domudir. Artura Urbańskiego (2008)
Theatre music for Brygada szlifierza Karhana dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2008)
Radio theatre music for Iwona, księżniczka Burgunda dir. Artur Tyszkiewicz (2009)
TV music for O prawo głosu dir. Janusz Petelski (2009)
Theatre music for T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T. dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna (2009)
Theatre music for Miasto dir. Artur Urbański (2009)
Theatre music for Balladyna dir. Artur Tyszkiewicz (2009)
Theatre music for Areteia dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna (2010)
Theatre music for Sprzedawcy gumek dir. Artur Tyszkiewicz (2010)
Film score for Wymyk dir. Grzegorz Zgliński (2011)
Theatre music for Wodzirej dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2011)
Theatre music for Generał dir. A. Popławska, M. Kalita (2011)
Theatre music for Shitz dir. Artur Tyszkiewicz (2011)
Theatre music for Z Różewicza dyplom dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2011)
Theatre music for Józef i Maria dir. Grzegorz Wiśniewski (2011)
Theatre music for Korzeniec dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2012)
Theatre music for Sen nocy letniej dir. Artur Tyszkiewicz (2012)
Film score for Ostatnie piętro dir. Tadeusz Król (2013)
Theatre music for Pakujemy manatki. Komedia na osiem pogrzebów dir. Artur Tyszkiewicz (2013)
Theatre music for Był sobie Polak, Polak, Polak i diabeł… dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2013)
Theatre music for Nosorożec dir. Artur Tyszkiewicz (2013)
Theatre music for Gorączka czerwcowej nocy dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2013)
Theatre music for Siła przyzwyczajenia dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2013)
Theatre music for Noc żywych Żydów dir. A. Popławska, M. Kalita (2014)
Theatre music for Druga kobieta dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna (2014)
Theatre music for Mistrz i Małgorzata dir. Artur Tyszkiewicz (2014)
Theatre music for Obwód głowy dir. Zbigniew Brzoza (2014)
Theatre music for Rzeźnia dir. Artur Tyszkiewicz (2015)
Theatre music for Przyjdzie Mordor i nas zje, czyli Tajna historia Słowian dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2015)
Theatre music for Herkules i stajnia Augiasza dir. Artur Tyszkiewicz (2015)
Theatre music for Ziemia obiecana dir. Remigiusz Brzyk (2015)

 


 

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