EWA TRĘBACZ  |   composer
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EWA TRĘBACZ (pronounced Eva Trembatch) is a Polish-American composer living in Seattle. Her works range from purely instrumental compositions, to compositions with computer realized sound with live performance, to sound tracks for animated films, to experimental stereoscopic video. Her current artistic explorations are oriented towards immersive media. She often uses space as a catalyst for improvisation, working through Ambisonic recording sessions in acoustically inspiring spaces.

Ewa comes from Kraków, Poland, where she studied music from an early age. She earned her first music degree from the M.Karłowicz School of Music, specializing in violin performance. She continued her music education at one of Poland's best conservatories, the Academy of Music in Kraków, where she studied composition under renowned composer, musicologist and teacher Bogusław Schaeffer, graduating with a Master's degree in 1999.

In 2004 she became one of the first doctoral students at the University of Washington Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), where she studied computer music with Richard Karpen and Juan Pampin. She graduated with a Ph.D. in 2010 with her audiovisual immersive work Errai. Currently Ewa works at DXARTS as a Research Scientist and teaches courses related to digital sound and immersive media.

Her works have been presented, performed and broadcast in over 30 countries on four continents. She has been a recipient of stipends and grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation / USArtists International, the City of Kraków, and the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art, as well as commissions from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Poland (1998-2005), the Klangspuren Festival in Austria (2005), the International Contemporary Music Festival "Warsaw Autumn" (2007), Polish Composers' Union (2012), the University of Washington School of Drama (2015), and Seattle Modern Orchestra (2016). In 2009, her work things lost things invisible for Ambisonic space and orchestra, received a prestigious recommendation from the 56th UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris, associated with the International Music Council and representing 27 radio stations from around the world.

Her monographic CD, including two chamber works and three orchestral works, was released in 2013 by the Polish Radio, Polish Composers’ Union and Polish Music Information Center (polmic.pl).


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