Martyna Kosecka, born 1989, Gdynia, Poland, is a young composer of classical contemporary music.
She’s graduated in piano class of Julita Książkowska from Music High School in Gdynia. She took part in International Piano Workshop in Olsztyn and Rzeszów (2007-2009).
She obtained a MA degree in the composition class of professor Krzysztof Meyer at Music Academy in Cracow. Parallelly she's also started a conducting studies in class of professor Rafał Jacek Delekta. She participated in interational and nationwide conducting masterclasses held by important conducting authorities as Maestro Colin Metters, Alexander Liebreich or Tadeusz Strugała. She’s conducting mostly compositions of contemporary music, not only of her own authorship, but also of other young polish composers such as Anna Weber, Michał Jakub Papara, Piotr Peszat and others.
In 2008 she was laureate of Marian Gordiejuk National Composers Competition for High School students organised by Music Academy in Bydgoszcz. Her electronic piece Topic: the music of pressure has been presented in a competition Call for sounds during International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn (2009). She’s also a finalist of 54. Tadeusz Baird Young Composers Competition (2013) and laureate of IV Zygmunt Mycielski National Composers Competition (2013). She was a scholarship holder of Minister of Culture and National Heritage in academic year 2011/2012.
She participated in many national and international composer’s masterclasses, held by Józef Rychlik, Agata Zubel, Uros Rojko, Caspar Johannes Walter, Martin Smolka, Christian Wolff, Peter Ablinger, Philipp Glass, Peter Kotik, Bernhard Lang, Charlemange Palestine, Carola Bauckholt and the others.
Her classical compositions were played on 52 and 56 Festival of Contemporary Music "Warsaw Autumn", AudioArt Festival in Cracow, SoundScreen Festival in Bydgoszcz or aXes Festival in Cracow. Her music was played in Poland and other countries of the world (Norway, Czech Republic). In her compositions she's searching for unusual combination of sounds, paying attention for quality of harmonies and moments in music. She uses a great variety of styles and techniques in her works: from clearly atonal music to compositions connected with spectralism, minimal music and sonorism.
She writes music for solo instruments as well as for cameral groups and symphony orchestra. Recently her main goal is searching for new exceptional sound fields in music with help of electronic processing of acoustic instruments.
She’s been practicing various dance techniques (contemporary dance, jazz, salsa) which she is still interested in till now. Her passion is international travelling and learning of different languages of the world. She loves reading books, mostly science-fiction, fantasy literature and poetry.
Her more important performed compositions:
• Starry night for clarinet, saxophone, double bass and piano, 2007;
• Topic: the music of pressure for tape, 2009;
• Unlocking the air for instruments, dancers and electronics, 2010-2011;
• Love scenes for ensemble, 2012;
• ENT1701 for ensemble, 2012;
• Ábyssos for 4 clarinets and live electronics, 2013.
Martyna Kosecka’s tracks