Szymon Brzóska has delivered another memorable score ("Citizen Nowhere"). He allows his imagine to run free with sounds as silvery and ethereal as a distant galaxy or providing an earthly contrast with pulsing dynamics.
Maggie Foyer, www.seeingdance.com
Originally from Poland, Szymon Brzóska graduated from the Music Academy in Poznań, Poland as well as the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, where he studied under composers Mirosław Bukowski and Luc Van Hove.
Szymon Brzóska’s work explores synergy between music, movement, and image. The composer's particular interest has led him to participate in many collaborative projects across various art forms.
His musical language can be placed somewhere between contemporary avant-garde and expanded tonality with a touch of minimalism, yet is deeply rooted in the very tradition of the classical music.
Through his music, Szymon creates a world of diverse colours, specific atmospheres, intimate and personal emotions and conditions of the mind.
Next to his autonomous work, Szymon Brzóska has an established career in creating music for dance. He worked with many award-winning choreographers (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, David Dawson, Maria Pages, Vladimir Malakhov), acclaimed orchestras (Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Het Balletorkest) and reputable dance companies (Het Nationale Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Cedar Lake Company, Eastman).
His compositions have been performed many times over in numerous prestigious venues and festivals across the world such as Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Centre and BAM in New York, Semperoper in Dresden, Esplanade in Singapore as well as at the Festival D’Avignon.
Szymon’s autonomous compositions were performed during the music @ venture festival in Antwerp, Festival of Polish Piano Music in Słupsk, Biennale Ars Polonia in Opole, Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival in Canterbury, Operadagen in Rotterdam, Tehran International Contemporary Music Festival and En Avant Mars Festival in Gent.