Born on 25th November 1952 in Grodno (Hrodna, Belarus). He graduated from the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw (1976) and from the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (1981, diploma with distinction). In 1989 he was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from Stanford University. He is the author of chamber, orchestral and electroacoustic music. His compositions have been performed in many countries of Europe, Asia and both Americas. Among his accolades are the Alexander Borodin Award (twice), a selection at the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris, an honourable mention in the 8th Irino Competition in Tokyo, 2nd Prize at the NEWCOMP International Computer Music Competition in Boston, and 2nd Prize at the Polish Composers’ Union’s Competition for Young Composers. He has held scholarships from Fulbright, ASCAP, Prix de Paris, Barbara Piasecka-Johnson Foundation, and the Leverhulme Trust.
Member of the Warsaw Autumn Repertoire Committee in 1993– 96; co-founder and in 1998–2000, president of the Friends of the Warsaw Autumn Foundation. In 2005, he was also one of the initiators of the Musica Electronica Nova Festival in Wrocław, of which he was the first artistic director. Presently he is a professor of musical arts at the Academy of Music in Wrocław, where he teaches composition and computer music as well as directing the Studio of Computer Music Composition.
Selected works (since 1995): Happy Winds to the Rose No. 3 for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (1995), Certain Cases of the Generalised Mixed Cadence for synthesisers and computers (1995), Polonaise 1995 for orchestra (1995), Commentary, version for 12 voices (1996), Miserere for soprano and two a cappella choirs (1996), Christmas Oratorio for soloists, choir and chamber orchestra, (1997), 444 for string quartet (1998), Gratanter iubilemus for two a cappella choirs (1998), Centum annos for alto, improvising conductor and a cappella choir (2000), Paragon Paradigm, sinfonietta (2000), Fanfares for ACh for chamber orchestra (2000), Partita for cello and computer (2002), Nativity for a cappella choir to words by William Blake (2004), Europa, computer opera in one act after William Blake (2004), ...everything that lives is holy... for a cappella choir to words by William Blake (2007), Lament of the Republic for alto and computer to words by Mikołaj Rej (2008), Toplap Music for computer quartet (2009), Two Sides for piano (2009), Prolongement for amplified string quartet and computer (2009), Opus 10 for computer and ambisonic sound projection (2010), Chopin’s Computer op. 10, audiovisual show (with Marcin Bortnowski and Marcin Rupociński, 2010), Computer Concerto for computer and orchestra (2011), Machinæ cœlestes for soprano, choir, computers and orchestra (2013), Piano Concerto (2013).