Guitarist, drummer and composer. Moving between genres – jazz, free jazz, yass, cinema music, theatrical music. Born 15 January 1963, Bydgoszcz, Poland. He comes from a familiy with muscial traditions: his mother was a chairwoman of the Paderewski Music Society (Towarzystwo Muzyczne im. I.J. Paderewskiego).
In his teens Gwicinski started playing the drums and the guitar. After graduating from high school, he undertook medical studies, but he dropped out after couple of years. Then on he has been constantly developing his musical work.
His first band was Trytony, with Sławomir Janicki: double bass, and Jacek Bycul: drums. Trytony played a huge role in the creation of the yass scene, which was strongly associated with the club Mózg, in Bydgoszcz. Jerzy Mazzoll, Mikołaj Trzaska, and Tymon Tymański are amongst the later contributors to the yass stream.
At that time Gwińciński was the leader of three more bands: Maestro Trytony and the NonLinear Ensamble, and Henryk Brodaty, and was working on the music for a play of Alfred Jarry Ubu Roi ou les Polonais (directed by Wiesław Górski; premiere in 1995). He played the music live at every performance of the play in the Hieronim Konieczka Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz.
He is a member of the Polish Academy of Phonography.
Tomasz Gwinciński also works as a film director. He has made some short films, e.g. Film o Józefie. Nowadays, he is preparing a feature film Gry polowe. Since 2005 he has collaborated with a theatre director Paweł Passini, and since 2008 with Wojciech Kościelniak, a theatre and musical director and an actor.
- 2008: Szkoła bydgoska tom II, P. und der Wolf, NonLinear Ensamble, Biodro Records
- 2008: Szkoła bydgoska tom I, NonLinear , Bołt Records
- 2007: Klub Samotnych Serc Pułkownika Tesk, MIT Editios
- 2004: Heart of Gold, Maestro Trytony, MIT Editios
- 2002: The Moon Music, T. G. & NonLinear Ensamble, Kilkogram Records
- 2001: Clever Nonsense and Other Outdoor Games, T. G. & NonLinear Ensamble, Vytvornia OM
- 2000: Śmierdzące kwiatuszki, Łoskot, Folk Records
- 1999: Samsara, Czan, Biodro Records
- 1999: Jupiter, Urizen, Wernyhora, Trungpa, Tomasz Gwinciński, LocoRichter, Arkadiusz Skolik, Not Two
- 1998: Amariuch, Łoskot, Multiculti Project
- 1997: Enoptronia, Maestro Trytony, Mózg Production
- 1997: Rozmowy s catem, Mazzoll & Kazik & Arhythmic Perfection, Mózg Production
- 1997: P.O.L.O.V.I.R.U.S., Kury, Biodro Records
- 1996: Out Out To Lunch, Mazzol & Arhythmic Perfection, Jazz SC
- 1996: Ubu Król, Bromberg Ensamble, limited edition for the Polish Theatre in Poznań
- 1995: Zarys matematyki niewinnej, Trytony, concert at Mózg club, Bydgoszcz, Poland, Gowi Records
- 1995: a, Mazzoll & Arhythmic Perfection, Gowi Records
- 1992: Tańce Bydgoskie, Trytony, Socrate Rec.
- 2007: Na niebie, na ziemi, directed by Maciej Cuske, produced by: Zespół Filmowy "Paladino", Centrala, Wajda School
- 2007: Pierwszy dzień, a part of a series Rosja–Polska. Nowe spojrzenie, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
- 2006: Zawód: inteligent, for TVP1
- 2005: Artykuł 567, for TVP1
- 2005: Kino objazdowe
- 2003: W środku
- 2001: I co wy na to, Gałuszko?, for the channel Canal+
- 2001: Podróż do miejsca urodzenia, for TVP2
- 2000: Kraków Wyspiańskiego, for the second channel of The Polish National Television: TVP2
Theatrical music - as composer, arranger or collaborator:
- 2008: Hamlet 44 after William Shakespeare, The Warsaw Uprising Museum (Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego), to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising.
- 2008: The Trial by Franz Kafka, a musical play, The Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Krakow, Poland – the Vocal and Acting Faculty students’ diploma performance.
- 2006: Kordian by Juliusz Słowacki, Polish Theatre in Warsaw, Poland.
- 2005: The Undivine Comedy by Zygmunt Krasiński, The Helena Modrzejewska National Old Theatre in Cracow, Poland, at the Re-wizje Romantyczne Festival (Romantic Re-Visions Festival).
- 2005: Iphigenia in Aulis after Euripides, The Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole, Poland.
- 2004: The Dybbuk, based on the works of Szymon Anski and Edmond Jabée, The New Theatre in Poznań, Poland.
- 2004: Bluebeard, Hope of Women by Dea Loher, The Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole, Poland.
- 2003: Oxygen by Ivan Vyrypaiev, The Zygmunt Hübner Powszechny Theatre (The Popular Theatre) in Warsaw, Poland.
- 2003: Opowieści o zwyczajnym szaleństwie (Wrong Side Up) by Petr Zelenka, The Lubuski Theatre, Zielona Góra, Poland.
- 2003: Testosteron by Andrzej Saramonowicz, The Theatre of Jelenia Góra, Jelenia Góra, Poland.
- 2001: Sytuacje rodzinne (Family Stories) by Biljana Srbljanović, The Dramatic Theatre in Elbląg, Poland.
- 2000: Trans-Atlantyk by Witold Gombrowicz, The Polish Theatre in Szczecin, Poland.
- 1996: Ubu Król (King Ubu) by Alfred Jarry, The Polish Theatre, Bydgoszcz, Polnd.
- 1999: Przebudzenie Wiosny (Spring Awakening / Spring's Awakening) by Frank Wedekind, The Helena Modrzejewska National Old Theatre in Cracow, Poland.
- 1997: Sztos – Miłość i Trupy, directed by Olaf Lubaszenko
Author: Anna Początek (Jazzarium.pl), 2014.