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Magdalena Długosz

Composer, born 23 March 1954 in Kraków.

She graduated in composition from the Academy of Music in Krakow under the guidance of Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar (1978), and in the theory of music under the guidance of Józef Patkowski. Since 1979 she has been  involved in the study of didactics at the Studio of Electroacoustic Music in the Academy of Music in Kraków, where she also prepared her first works. Her subsequent work was created at the Experimental Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw, the EMS in Stockholm, EAS in Bratislava, the GRAME Studio (Groupe de Recherche Appliquée en Musique Electroacoustique) in Lyon, the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique in Bourges.

Works by Magdalena Długosz have been performed at Festivals of Contemporary Music in Poland (Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Kraków) and abroad (Nurnberg, Cologne, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Bratislava, Lyon, Seoul, Taegu, Washington, New York, Augusta, Strasburg, Stuttgart, Bourges, Lvov, Minsk).

Since 1999, she has been a member of the Repertoire Committee of the International Festival of Contemporary Music "Warsaw Autumn ".

Major compositions:

 

 

  • "Quaerens" for tape (1977)
  • "Visus" for 5 instruments and tape (1978)
  • "Gay" for tape (1978)
  • "Modus" for tape (1979-80)
  • "Spatial Arrangement" for small orchestra and electronic devices (1980)
  • "Pulsations" for tape (1983)
  • "Mictlan I" for tape (1987)
  • "Mictlan II" for accordion, digital echo devices and tape (1988)
  • "Both Yes and No" for tape (1990)
  • "At the source" for tape (1990-91)
  • "Lenyon" for tape (1994-95)
  • "Patjan" for percussion and tape (1996-97)
  • "Tabama" for tape (1997-98)
  • "Tabar" for electronically transformed double-bass and computer sound layer (1998-2000)
  • "Zakopane lyrics" for electronically modified clarinet and computer sound layer (1999-2000)
  • "Burlata" for marimbaphon, synthesiser and electronics (2001)
  • "Ombraggio" for violin and electroacoustic layer (2002-2003)
  • "Ombrarchetto" for tape (2003)
  • "Abamus" for cello and electroacoustic layer (2003-2004)
  • "Zakopane lyrics" [2nd version] for saxophone and sound computer layer (2004)
  • "Nemini molestus" for tape to the texts by Mikołaj Rej (2004-2005)
  • "How far...?" for tape to the poetry of Father Jan Twardowski (2005)
  • "to Józef, as a Farewell - 26.X.2005" for tape (2005)
  • "Gemisatos" for orchestra, concert percussion and electroacoustic layer (2005-2006)
  • "Silent Asphodels" for flute, cello and electronics (2006)
  • "Beyond Silence" for tape (2008)
  • "DesAcordaR" for accordion, 4 trombones, percussion and electroacoustic layer (2008)

Author: Małgorzata Kosińska. Updated: December 2009.

Joanna Lenartowicz
2011/11/03
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