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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dominik Strycharski

Strycharski Dominik (born 1975) - Polish composer, recorder player, singer, improviser, performer and writer. Plays and composes contemporary jazz in many electric and acoustic incarnations, contemporary music, electronic music, music for the theatre, post-hip-hop, noise as well as various types of improvised music in his own Pulsarus Band, Prophetic Fall and Organic Panic Quartett. He also works with contemporary vocal techniques, and as one of the few in Poland plays improvised and jazz music on modern recorders/blockflutes.

Pulsarus was founded in the summer of 2003, and since 2006 was acting as a trio: Dominik Strycharski (processed blockflutes, vocals, electronics, leader), Jakub Rutkowski (acoustic and electronic drums), Alexander Papierz (saxophones). It made its debut album in May 2005 called Digital Freejazz issued by Tone Industria. Pulsarus performed at the festival Arhytmic Depot Art in Gdansk in 2005 and twice in Warsaw Summer Jazz Days (2005 and 2006), as well as JAZ festival in Zabrze and Slot Art Festival. On December 1, 2006 was released its second album, with guest apperance of Tomasz Gwincinski. Squared Rotoscope was produced by Piotr Pawlak.

In June 2009 came the third album of the trio called FAQ. This time again some special guests were invited, Mikolaj Trzaska, Adam Pieronczyk, Wojciech Waglewski, and Jan Peszek. The band played among other venues on Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Avant Festival, Art Depot, Slot Art Festival, Transvisualia, Cinema on the Border, the Malta Festival in Berlin, the Polish Cultural Center, Era New Horizons, in Recklinghausen and in many clubs as well. In 2014 the fourth “Bee Itch” album appeared with a completely new 7 piece lineup in a new For Tune company.

He is widely recognized as the creator of theater music. He made music for many theater productions utilizing a great number of genres and styles: for Michal Zadara ((Odprawa posłów greckich, Ifigenia, Awantura Warszawska, Muzyka z Pozostałości, Noc Listopadowa), Wojciech Klemm (Tytus Andronikus, Nora, UI, Piekarnia, Cement, Omyłka, Judyta, Penthesilea, Amfitrion, Yerma), Lukasz Kos (Krwawa Jatka, Starość jest piękna, Janosik, Kajtuś Czarodziej, Między Nami Dobrze Jest - reading), Katarzyna Raduszynska (Wieczór Trzech Króli, A Nie z Zielonego Wzgórza, Wesele Figara, Nowy Don Kichot, Cudowne Morderczynie), Jan Peszek (Wroniec, SLO), Wojtek Urbanski (Marzenie Nataszy), Grazyna Kania (In The Dark House), and Natalia Sołtysik (Szarańcza, Lem Cyberiada – reading).

He also creates Doministry, multi-dimensional solo project that combines contemporary electronic music, performance and electro-ambient. This project is developed with the voice and its total electronic transformation. Improvisation plays a very important role in the project, open to all possible influences and concepts. With a DJ and producer CueFx he co-creates BandFx which has already released its debut album in the internet label, and was a member of Kostas New Progrram and has released three albums and played many concerts with it.

Since 2001, as a composer and performer was part of Bretoncaffe Theatre, which was awarded several times (including three times the Ministry of Culture). Theatre performances created by the group: "Lustro", "Slam.In", "S-nic", "Slam.Out", "T.Raum", "Smuggy", "Opera Toffi", "Manifest Jaszczurki", „Dion.Is.Us”, „Agave”). Presented regularly on Polish and international festivals (Germany including Berlin and Tallinn, Paris, Budapest, Prague).