Programme: Creative Music Practice - PhD

Start date: September 2015

Mode of study: Part time

A composer and researcher. Marcin is engaged in sound synthesis and composition with computers, exploring specific formal developments in the tradition of electroacoustic music and contemporary sound art, as well as extra-musical domains of auditory design, computational linguistics and psychoacoustics. He works across performance, multimedia installation and radio productions probing the dynamics between formalism of synthetic sound and its material realisation.                             

He has collaborated extensively with musicians and composers - e.g., Marcus Schmickler (performed and recorded Schmickler's Demos for choir, chamber quintet and electronics), Tristan Clutterbuck, Jules Rawlinson and Lauren Sarah Hayes. Recent projects include a collaboration with Florian Hecker and a graphic design company NORM from Zurich, a philosopher Chris Schambaugh (The New School, New York), choreographer and dancer Agnes Cebere (Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, New York), and the Laboria Cubonics Collective (the authors of Xenofeminist Manifesto).

Key Commission and Performances:

- Akademie Schloss Solitude commission - an essay and composition 'formulae /si:v/', to be published online late February 2018

- The Reid School of Music - a multichannel performance - academic year 2017/2018 opening concert at St. Cecilia's Concert Hall

- The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin - a multichannel performance as part of ‘Sunset Birth’, the 2017 IMMA Summer Party curated by Linder and Maxwell Sterling

- Software Design (pulsar sieve adaptation) for Florian Hecker FAVN commisioned by Alte Oper and Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) Frankfurt am Main, October 2016

- The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London - an audio-visual performance of '(dia)grammatology of space' as part of Technology Now series

- Deutschlandradio Kultur commission - a radio work '(dia)grammatology of space', broadcast on the 2nd of September 2016

- CTM/TRANSMEDIALE 2016 commission - a 6-channel version of '(dia)grammatology of space', premiered at Berghain on 2nd of February  



Research interests

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Non-Standard Sound Synthesis Methods 
  • Generative Music
  • Software Design 
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Computational Linguistics 

Research Projects

  • 'Exposing Interface: Visualising sonic interactions in multi-player digital performanceExposing Interface: Visualising sonic interactions in multi-player digital performance' - Challenge Investment Fund supported project with Dr Jules Rawlinson
  • In Concert with Glass - a cross-disciplinary project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering