One of the most interesting Polish composers of the young generation, conductor and music theorist, laureate of many international composer's awards – Szymon Godziemba-Trytek. His monographic album Choral Works, recorded by the Polish Radio Choir under the baton of Vaclovas Augustinas, will go on sale on 27 September 2019.
Szymon Godziemba-Trytek is an assistant at the Faculty of Composition, Theory of Music and Sound Engineering at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, he also lectures on choral music of the 20th and 21st centuries at the Postgraduate Choirmaster and Voice Emission Studies at this university. In the 2016/2017 season, he was a composer-in-residence at the Polish Radio Choir in Kraków (as part of the Institute of Music and Dance programme). In 2019, he received a PhD in Music Composition.
In his compositions, which can be interpreted as a declaration of faith, he refers to the books of the Old and New Testaments and prayers, juxtaposing them with topics important for Polish history and culture. Sacred works dominate the list of his compositions. As he admits: "What I am looking for in sacred music is the possibility of stopping and transferring to an alternative space, which encourages reflection and contemplation, and is associated with an authentic experience. I am looking for a space where it is more valuable to ask questions than to look for a clear answer. "
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