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Jarosław Kapuściński

Jarosław Kapuściński

Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Ph.D. (Composition), University of California, San Diego, 1997
M.A. (Composition), Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, 1991
M.A. (Piano Performance), Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, 1987


Composer, pianist, and intermedia artist.

Studied with Wlodzimierz Kotonski, Jan Ekier, Bronislawa Kawalla, Rand Steiger, Miller Puckette, Roger Reynolds, Brian Ferneyhough, and Joji Yuasa; additional courses with Iannis Xenakis, Louis Andriessen, Tristan Murail, François-Bernard Mâche, and George Lewis.

Selected prizes: UNESCO Film sur l’Art Festival in Paris (1992), VideoArt Festival in Locarno (1993), Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique in Montréal (1994), and International Festival of New Cinema and New Media in Montréal (2000).

Commissions from Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, INA/GRM, Warsaw Autumn, Toshiba/EMI, and Polish TV.

Performances and presentations include:  New York MOMA, Museum of Modern Art Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, ZKM, National Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montréal, Annecy Animation Festival, Warsaw Autumn Festival of Contemporary Music, National Art Center in Ottawa, Worldwide Video Festival, numerous other venues in Europe, North and South America, and Asia, as well as broadcasts on French/German ARTE, Belgian and Polish television.

Published among others Composing with Sounds and Images, Basic Theory of Intermedia. Co-authored with Takanori Fujita and François Rose a website about Japanese Noh Theater as intermedia. With François Rose, he co-authored also a multi-lingual website about orchestration in the Japanese traditional court music, gagaku.

Taught at UC San Diego, McGill University, Royal Conservatory in the Hague, Art Conservatory and Music Academy in Odense, and Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific; lectured internationally including at USC, UC Berkeley, Academy of Music in Krakow, and Tokyo University for Arts and Music.