International Festival and Academy for New Composition and Audio-Art

13th – 17th December 2014

avantgarde tirol - new music on a high level


Marek Chołoniewski

Prof. Marek Chołoniewski

Marek Chołoniewski, born 1953, in Krakow studied organ (with L.Werner), theory of music and composition (with B.Schaeffer) at the Krakow Academy of Music, since 2000 director of the Electro-acoustic Music Studio.

In 1977 he founded Muzyka Centrum Art Society, largely engaged in concert work. Founder and co-founder of many groups: Freight Train (with P. Bikont and K. Knittel), Studio MCH, DoubleMark (with M. Polishook), CH&K&K (with K. Knittel and W. Kiniorski), mc2 duo (with M. Chyrzynski), Infinity Quartett (with K. Neuringer, R. Zawel and R. Mazur), Natural Plastic (with A. Knoles) and Kinetic Trio (with W. Kiniorski and R. Mazur), which is engaged in both concert and recording activity. Since 1979 he is a member of Cracovian Group Art Association.

Choloniewski writes instrumental and electroacoustic music for theater, film and radio, is author of sound and video installations, audio-visual, outdoor and net projects. A world renowned lecturer, composer, sound artist and live art performer, since 1984 he has given concerts, workshops and lectures in Europe, North and South America as well and Asia.

Author, founder, artistic director, coordinator and cooperator of many international projects:
„audio art” series (1987), Audio Art Festival (1993), International Workshops for New Music Cracow/Stuttgart with Matthias Hermann (1993), International Academy for New Composition and Audio Art in Tirol with M. Penz-van Stappershoef (1993 - 1999), Silent Films with Music Live (1994), Global Mix (1998), Art Boat (2000), GPS-Art (2000), Ensemble Spiel with S. Meier (2003), Bridges and European Modern Orchestra with K. Kwiatkowski (2003, 2005), Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music (Polish section of CIME/ISEM 2005), Polish Sound Art in China and Chinese Sound Art in Poland (with Dickson Dee and Palsecam in 2006, 2007), PAFME (with B.Boretz and D.Czerner 2006), European Course for Musical Composition and Technologies (coordinated by IRCAM 2007).

In 2006 he received the Honorable Award of the Polish Composers Union, Award of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the Independent Project grant of the CEC ArtsLink in New York.

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