Kamil Kosecki

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About

Music is my all life. I spend a lot of time with music. I play many instruments and I also sing. It's very difficult to describe it. Music is about emotions. Usually when I compose music I am full of thrills and deep feelings.

Kamil Kosecki was born in 1984 in Kielce. At the age of 14, he started his musical education in the bassoon class at the Ludomir Różycki State Music School in Kielce. He performed his first composition Sonata for Bassoon and Piano at the festival in Kielce in the presence of Wojciech Kilar. In 2010 He graduated from Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw where he studied composition and bassoon. In 2012 He also completed postgraduate studies of Film and Computer Music Composing at the Lodz Music Academy and Lodz Film School. Kamil Kosecki's compositions were performed at various festivals in Poland and abroad, among others at: festival NYCEMF in New York, festival Noise Floor in Staffordshire, festiwal Electronic Music Week in Shanghai, Opera in Kristiansund, Trondheim Symfoniorkester in Norway, Świętokrzyskie Dni Muzyki in Kielce, Festival Gaude Mater in Częstochowa, Festival A. Didura in Sanok, Festival Musica Moderna in Lodz, Festival Probaltica in Toruń and Warsaw (Agnieszki Osiecka's studio), LeoFestiwal in Wrocław, Festival of winners in musical competitions in Bydgoszcz, Festival Alkagran in Czechowice Dziedzice. He is a composer of bugle call in Wilanów district of Warsaw. Kamil Kosecki wrote music to the several short movies: · Obok nas directed by Piotr Suzin ; · About love directed by Piotra Szatyłowicza; · With long hair you are more beautiful directed by Carlotty Kittel; · The city of the sun directed by Mateusz Mazur. He participated in many masterclasses held by important authorities as: Krzysztof Zanussi, Zygmunt Krauze, Piotr Dumała, Adam Pomorski, Maciej Strzembosz, Marek Chołoniewski, Andrei Smirnov,Prizes and scholarships2002 Honourable Mention for Sonata na fagot i fortepian in Olsztyn2002 Fryderyk Chopin Society of Friends'Prize in Kielce2002 Mayor of Kielce Prize Hope of Kielce2006 Honourable Mention at the 3rd International Composition Competition Garden Music for Soul of the Winter for strings2007 IVth Prize at the 3rd International Composition Competition Musica Sacra Częstochowa – Warszawa - Cambridge for Lacrimosa for choir2007 Special PWM's Prize at the 3rd International Composition Competition Musica Sacra Częstochowa – Warszawa - Cambridge for Lacrimosa for choir2008 Finalist at the Z. Herbert All-Polish Composition Competition for Breviary for bass and string quintet2008 Finalist at the I. J. Paderewski All-Polish Composition Competitiony for Etude for piano2008 Honourable Mention at the C.W. von Weber All-Polish Bassoon Composition Competition in Wroclaw2008 1st Prize at the A. Didur All-Polish Composition Competition for Song about music for soprano and piano2008 1st Prize for a bugle-call of Warsaw disctict, Wilanów2009 1st Prize at the All-Polish Composition Competition for the children’s opera for opera Our forest2009 Award of the Marshal Office of Kielce2009 Artistic scholarship of the Minister of Culture in Poland2010 1st Prize at the VIII Composition Competition of Polish Music Publisher PWM in Krakow for Magnetismo for accordion2012 1st Prize Baird-Composition-Competition for Young Composers in Warsaw for Muzyczna Maszyna for bass, guitar and piano2013 Honourable Mention at the Szymanowski Composer's Competition for Iluzje for symphonic orchestra 20132013 Honourable Mention at the K.Komeda International Composer's Competition for Zakłócenia czasu pewnego tajemniczego miejsca for symphonic orchestra2014 Artistic scholarship of the Minister of Culture in Poland2015 ZAiKS scholarship2016 Honourable Mention at the Jan Twardowski Composer's Competition for Jeszcze for bas and strings

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Interview

What does music mean to you personally?

Music is my all life. I spend a lot of time with music. I play many instruments and I also sing. It's very difficult to describe it. Music is about emotions. Usually when I compose music I am full of thrills and deep feelings.

If you were not a professional musician, would would you have been?

If I were not a professional musician I would have been a painter or a filmmaker, graphic designer but only if I was born deaf.

The classical music audience is getting old, are you worried about your future?

I'm not worried about my future because I can't force people to listened to modern music. It's not their fault. As a modern composer I want to find the right way in composing music to convince them. I think that if you have something to say in music you will always have the audience.

Do you think that the classical musician today needs to be more creative? Whats the role of creativity in the musical process for you?

Yes, I think that the classical musician today needs to be more creative. Lately I had problem with a pianist who didn't want to scream to the interior of the piano at the stage. It was a culmination of my piece. I think that the more creative you are the richer artist you become.

Tell us about your creative process. Do you have your favourite piece (written by you) How did you start working on it?

Sometimes I hear music in my mind, sometimes I compose with an instrument. It depends of what I want to compose. The most difficult and also an amazing process of composing is creating electronic music because You don't know how your piece will sound at all. The most important thing for me is to create something new, individual and natural. 'Natural' means to me that all traditional classical music You love is behind You and You as a composer are the modern continuum. I always think about it when I compose. It's hard to say If I have my favourite piece of my music.

I try to compose music that after some time I hear it, I don't want to change it.

We, Moving Classics TV, love the combination of classical music with different disciplines: music and painting, music and cinematography, music and digital art, music and poetry. What do you think about these combinations?

It's beautiful to combine music with different arts. My electronic piece “Collisions of galaxies” was part of a competition for filmmakers Screen Sound Festival 2016 in Cracov. I've seen about ten movies created to my music. It was amazing for me to see this and that the movie with my music called 'Through the AlterSpace'made by Magdalena Jemielity won this competition.

Now it is a common practice in the media to talk that the classical music is getting into the consumption business, do you agree? We are speaking about the supply and demand rules and how to sell your “product” in your case your compositions. How do you see it?

Yes, I agree. It's because of the times we live but I've always had this idea in my mind about my profession: First - there is no art when You think about money, Second – When You think that there is no art when You think about money, the money will come.

What projects are coming up? Do you experiment in your projects?

Now I work on piece for saxophone and electronics. After that I will compose electric string quartet. Lately I work more on my individual style. I like experiments I 've written many strange pieces in my past but now for me the more important aim is to compose something normal, fresh and modern.