About

Dariusz Mazurowski is a Polish electroacoustic music composer, producer and performer born and currently residing in Gdańsk. While the majority of his compositional activity has focused on electronic / acousmatic works, he has also composed instrumental music in conjunction with electronics (including music for various sound objects, both acoustic and electronic), audio installations, radiophonic collages and improvised electroacoustic music.

Dariusz Mazurowski’s compositional career began in the late 1980s, creating works that were initially presented to a club audience, eventually leading to their concert debut in December 1988. During the 1990s he resided mainly in Prague and composed several electroacoustic works before returning to Gdansk in 2000.

His works combine traditional analog instruments with the sonic potential of digital technology and computers, i.e., electronic / synthesized sounds with processed microphone recordings (concrete sounds) and samples. His compositional approach is dynamic in that it involves live electronics and live sound diffusion across multi-speaker systems. During solo concerts, he often combines fixed media with extracted “parts” that he then performs (sometimes improvises) on live electronic devices.

Mazurowski is also active as a visual artist (graphics, drawings, photography and video) and as a journalist (publishing texts mainly devoted to contemporary music: history, perspectives, theory, technical aspects and studio technology in such journals as Estrada i Studio and Muzyka21). His professional activities include producing various electroacoustic music concerts and participation in and contribution to several scientific conferences and workshops.

Mazurowski’s music has been broadcast by various radio stations all over the world, and he has performed at festivals and other events in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. His installations, visual works and graphics have been exhibited worldwide in numerous galleries. Recent performances / exhibitions include : Audio Art (Krakow 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015), MUSICACOUSTICA (Beijing 2012), Resonance (Krakow 2013), ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen (a sound gallery in Berlin, 2012 / 2014), Echofluxx14 (Prague 2014), LEMESG (Saint Petersburg 2014), Music for No Tape / ERARTA (Saint Petersburg 2014), ICMC / SMC (Athens 2014), Cross-Art 2015 (Saint Petersburg 2015), CIME 2015 (Lisbon), MUSLAB 2015 (Buenos Aires), NYCEMF 2016 (New York), Visiones Sonoras 2016 (Morelia / Mexico), MUSLAB 2016 (Mexico), NYCEMF 2017 (New York) and others. He is an active member of The Polish Society of Electroacoustic Music (PSeME). Also a co-author and co-producer of the concert series New Music in the Old Town at the Baltic Sea Cultural Center in Gdansk.

He has also designed and built numerous custom analog experimental instruments (including synthesizers) and has collected various, often strange, sound objects such as stones, pieces of wood, old mechanisms, etc., to use as acoustic source material for further transformations.

 

De eM photo28On stage, December 2016

De eM photo35During a concert, November 2015