What makes the music of Katarina Głowicka special? First of all space. Deep and extensive. As in ambient music. Built by reverbs, echoes and electronics. Against this background – a piano. Flickering , rippling . Cascades of repeating notes and rhythms. As in minimal music . Tonal associations, but with different development. Clear sounds, distorted, appear then re-appear hear and there as whispers and crackles. As in glitch music. But clearly you hear the skills of a seasoned composer – the clear intentions and the feeling for ‘big form’.Jan Topolski Musica 21
Dubbed “the next star from the East” (“Junge Welt”),
came into the international spotlight with album “Red Sun” (Bolt Records, 2014). Her works have been commissioned by renowned international ensembles and soloists, such as BBC ScottishEnsemble, Ensemble Recherche, Holland Symfonia, European Contemporary Orchestra among others. She collaborated with leading artists, both classical and avant-garde, among others with French turntablist Philppe Petit. Glowicka’s works have been performed in Americas, Europe and Australia, during such an renowned festivals as Wien Modern, Biennale di Venezia, Warsaw Autumn, Gaudeamus Music Week or World New Music Days.
Her mentors included Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Ivan Fedele, Michael Alcorn and Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil. Together with Krystian Łada she creates operating performances under “The Airport Society" collective. Based as a freelance in the Netherlands, she also lectures computer music at Royal Conservatory Brussels.