Ryterski, Rafał

Composer, author of multimedia projects (installations, sound designs, sound illustrations), musical life organiser. Born in 1992 in Gdynia, he studied multimedia composition at the F. Chopin Music University in Warsaw, graduating in 2017. His mentors included Krzysztof Baculewski, Barbara Okoń-Makowska, and Sławomir Wojciechowski.

His art synthesises the many styles that inspire him. He emphasises three main aesthetic tendencies in his music: glitch, noise, and spectralism. While he is not averse to acoustic music, he favours electronic and digital media, allowing him to pursue new identities for acoustic instruments. Apart from music, Rafał Ryterski is also active as a new music educator, having authored the Atlas/ Meadow concert in 2015, in cooperation with the Warsaw University Choir.

He is a member of the gen~.rate composition group, which organises concerts and events promoting the music of the young generation of composers. In 2017, he produced the Anonymous opera performance.

His music has been featured at festivals such as Digital Revolution of Music in Warsaw (2015), New Music Days in Gdańsk (2016), Licences in Paris (2015), Warsaw Autumn (2016), and Elementi in Cracow (2017). He participates in numerous courses and symposia such as Donaueschinger Musiktage's Next Generation (2016, 2017) and Summer Courses of New Music in Darmstadt (2017). He lectures about his own music and that of other contemporary composers.