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Krzysztof Gawlas,

composer, improviser, sound designer, and guitarist. Born in 1968 in Cieszyn, he obtained diploma in music education from the Cieszyn campus of the Silesian University, where he studied composition with Ryszard Gabryś and Aleksander Lasoń. He has participated in a range of courses of computer music, e.g. workshops held by IRCAM in Kraków and Paris. In 2006 he obtained a PhD in composition and theory of music at the Academy of Music in Katowice. Since 1997 he is a lecturer at the Department of Composition and Theory of Music, The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music of Silesian University in Cieszyn.

He specialises in composing and performing music for electronic media as well as jazz music. He also uses ambisonics, a full-sphere surround sound technique. He also creates multimedia projects and composes music for theatre productions. He presented his pieces at Audio Art festival in Kraków (2004, 2008), Primavera en la Habana (2010), Musica Electronica Nova in Wrocław (2006, 2009), Poznań Spring (2013), the International Computer Music Conference in Singapore (2003), and the Linux Audio Conference in Karlsruhe (2004).

He has released five CDs: CM1 (2003), Music.play (2009), Jazz Bending (2010), Rite of the Earth (2012), and Colours (2012).


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