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Wojciech Błażejczyk,

composer, guitarist, and sound engineer. Born on 10 January 1981, he graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (UMFC), where he studied sound engineering under Andrzej Lupa and composition under Zygmunt Krauze. He also graduated from The Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw. Since 2010 he has been assistant lecturer at the department of sound engineering of the UMFC, running his original classes in Sound Design for students of Inter-University Multimedia Programme and Computer Music Studio at the Chair of Composition. He participated in Polish and German workshops for composers-instrumentalists in Genshagen, Germany in 2011.

He writes contemporary music, film scores, and music for the theatre. His works have been performed at a range of festivals, including Warsaw Autumn (concerts of the Youth Circle of the Polish Composers' Union), New Music Concerts (Toronto), FOCUS! Festival – Polish Modern: New Directions in Polish Music Since 1945 (New York), Musica Moderna (Łódź), ComIn Festival (Warsaw), Audio Art (Warsaw), by such music ensembles as Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra, New Music Concerts Ensemble, Orchestra and Choir of the Mozart 2003 Association, An_arche New Music Ensemble, Kwadrofonik, Unplugged Orchestra, or Scontri Ensemble.He has written scores for a range of documentary and short films, as well as music for the computer game Hard Reset. He has also written music for puppet theatre, and collaborates with prominent director Ewa Piotrowska.

He plays electric guitar – solo and as a member of the Warsaw Contemporary Ensemble (along with Maciej Frąckiewicz, Magdalena Bojanowicz, and Oliwier Andruszczenko). He has performed world premieres of works by Tomasz Opałka, Dariusz Przybylski, Krzysztof Knittel, Krzysztof Baculewski, Paweł Przezwański, Detlef Bensman, and many others. He also performs improvised and experimental music (Sonofrenia trio, Duoturborożec), progressive rock (Demer di), and live music for silent movies (Niemy Movie). He has played at such festivals as Musica Moderna, Audio Art, Ankunft: Neue Musik (Berlin), Portraits of Composers (Warsaw), Olympus Jazz Festival, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, or Silent Film Festival (Cracow).

He works for Warsaw Autumn festival as a sound engineer, he records contemporary music, as well as popular music and music for the theatre. He creates sound design for films (collaborating with the Dreamsound postproduction studio) and audiobooks (with the Stereotyp studio).

He has garnered a range of composition prizes, including the third prize of the 1st Krzysztof Penderecki International Composers’ Competition “Arboretum” (2012) for Introjekcja; first prize of the 52nd Tadeusz Baird Young Composers Competition for Exhorta (2011); second prize of the 1st Zygmunt Mycielski Composing Competition held by the Youth Circle of the Polish Composers’ Union for Protocol (2010); second prize of the 51st Tadeusz Baird Competition for Apnea (2010); along with the audience award and special prize of the 3rd National Composers Competition of the Students' Musical Forum for Schizophrenia (2002). He was a finalist of the 4th National Competition for Composers of Classical Guitar in Tychy (Poland) for Glances (2000). He has also won the competition for the best stereo recording of classical music run by the 124th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society (2008).

Wojciech Błażejczyk has received scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2006, 2008) and the Keimyung Research Foundation (2007, 2010). In the 2013/14 season Wojciech Błażejczyk was a composer-in-residence of the Jan Szyrocki Academic Choir of the West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin (CHAPS) as part of the residency programme run by the Institute of Music and Dance.

Since 2015 he is a member of the Polish Composers' Union.

Updated: September 2015 (iz)

Composer’s official website: www.wojciech.blazejczyk.eu

kompozycje

Four Seasons of Dusk for piano (1999)
Glances for classical guitar (2000)
Schizophrenia for chamber orchestra and tape (2002)
Madness for 2 or 3 classical guitars (2002)
The Cave (Trapped Man Calling) for 3 classical guitars (2003)
Crime and Punishment for classical guitar, string quartet, and piano (2004)
String Quartet (2006)
Mermaids for flute and harp (2006)
MAD-Mutual_Assured_Destruction for chamber orchestra (2007)
Hysteresis Loop for saxophone and tape (2007)
Postludium for 7 brass instruments and piano (2007)
Onion for three-part choir, to text by W. Szymborska (2007)
Anamorphosis for string orchestra (2007)
2 Songs to texts by T. Różewicz for tenor, 2 violins, and piano / violin, cello, and piano (2007)
Seica for 10 instruments (2008)
Harpsichord as a Social Instrument – series of miniatures for harpsichord accompanied by different instruments (2008)
What will you do to me when you get me for piano four hands (2008)
Quaver for 3 violins and piano (2008)
Interlunium for classical guitar (2008)
Haas’s Spaces for trumpet, harp, electric guitar, piano, and computer (2008)
Loopowizacje .1 / .2 / .3 – series of improvised pieces for electric guitar and live electronics (2008-2009)
Involutio for trumpet, recorder, electric guitar, piano, and computer (2009)
Pur for mixed choir (2009)
Music of a Circle for any 6-12 mobile instruments (2009)
Arrhythmia for 2 electric guitars, vibraphone, marimba, and percussion (2009)
3 Meanings of Nothing for clarinet, string quartet, piano, and percussion (2009)
Shimmer  for 2 pianos and 2 percussions (2009)
Wild Hunt for clarinet, electric guitar, and piano (2009)
null (2009)
Protocol for actor, instrumental ensemble, and electronics (2010)
Apnea for 2 percussions and 2 pianos (2010)
Chicken Run for electric guitar (2011)
Exhorta for tape and reader (2011)
Penal Colony for symphony orchestra and actor (2011)
Vo-Ce for chamber ensemble (2011)
Music 4 Four for electric guitar, cello, bass clarinet, and accordion (2012)
Hole in the Head for 3 flutes and double bass (2012)
Lyddit for chamber orchestra (2012)
Introjection for string orchestra (2012)
LoPassHiCut for double bass and electronics (2013)
Guitar Sculptures for electric guitar and live electronics (2013)
Trash music for instrumental ensemble, voice, ‘objectophones’ and live electronics (2014)
Particle Horizon for electric guitar, bass guitar, objectophones and live electronics (2014)
A Concise History of the Death of Jean Calas for baritone, choir and symphony orchestra (2014)
Warsaw Music for ensemble, voice and live electronics (2015)
Music of Strings for electric guitar, piano and string trio (2015)
Concerto for Electric Guitar and String Orchestra (2016)
Angels of Peace for oboe, clarinet, horn and double bass (2017)

Theatre music:
A Christmas Carol, directed by Ewa Piotrowska, Puppet Theatre in Wałbrzych (2009)
Pocztówka z Meksyku (Postcard from Mexico), directed by Ewa Piotrowska, Ateneum Silesian Puppet Theatre (2010)
Little Mermaid, directed by Ewa Piotrowska, Maska Theatre in Rzeszów (2011)
Kalosze szczęścia (Galoshes of Happiness), directed by Ewa Piotrowska, Andersen Theatre in Lublin (2011)
Cinderella, directed by Ewa Piotrowska, Banialuka Theatre in Bielsk-Biała (2011)
Janosik. Naprawdę prawdziwa historia (Janosik: The Really Real Story), directed by Jacek Malinowski, Maska Theatre in Rzeszów (2012)
Oscar et la dame Rose, directed by Ewa Piotrowska, Pinokio Theatre in Łódź (2012)
The Snow Queen, directed by Ewa Piotrowska, Powszechny Theatre in Radom (2012)

Film scores:
Na zdrowie (Cheers), directed by Michał Bukojemski, produced by TVP Everest.
Przesunąć horyzont (Everest: Moving The Horizon), directed and produced by Dariusz Załuski
Zza płotu (From Behind the Fence), directed by Leszek Dawid, produced by TVP
Kilka prostych słów (A Few Simple Words), directed by Anna Kazejak-Dawid
Falstart (False Start), directed by Igor Dewolt, graduation film, Łódź Film School
Dom Rodzinny (Family Home), directed by Marek Cichy, produced by Fundacja Świętego Mikołaja
Sisters of Himalaya, directed and produced by Dariusz Załuski
Computer games music:
Hard Reset, produced by Flying Wild Hog (2011)

Sound design:
Janosik. Historia prawdziwa (Janosik: A True Story), directed by Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik
Nie kłam kochanie (Don’t Lie, Baby), directed by Piotr Wereśniak Belladonna, directed by Annika
Glac Blade Runner, directed by Krzysztof Czeczot (audiobook) (audiobook)