My mother, who is a pianist, initiated my interest in music and the world of sound when I was a child. Following fifteen years of piano playing, I completed a degree in Sound Engineering from the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
I have been working in sound postproduction for movies and TV productions, and also as a recording engineer, music producer and music consultant for more than ten years. I have also a degree in piano performance. I spent a year at The Banff Center in Banff, Alberta, Canada, working and learning from sound masters like Ren Klyce (nominated for three Academy Awards), Grammy Award winner David Gleeson, Orest Sushko (2008 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Overall Sound), Jim Anderson (nine Grammy awarded recordings and twenty five Grammy nominations), and many others. In Banff I also had an amazing opportunity to record musicians like Dave Douglas, Andreas Diaz, Jens Lindemann, Joel Sachs and many others.
I feel really privileged and honored that I can be a part of the EMANCIPATION PROJECT.
Piano is the most beautiful and the greatest instrument in my opinion. I have had a lot of arguments with other musicians about that. They use to say that a piano is limited because you cannot really affect the sound. Some musicologists say that the piano is a kind of percussion – you can just hit the hammer using the key, and that is all. Pure mechanism. As a pianist I cannot agree with that. And with my Piano Collage no2 I am trying to prove it. All the sounds you are listening to are the sounds that come from piano, nothing more, no sound effects, nor other instruments, just a piano – sometimes prepared, sometimes played in a traditional way converted by the audio plug-ins. I was trying to emancipate or – as you prefer – to free the piano from its limitations. Am I successful? – you decide.