Marcin Pączkowski, film still by Adam Hogan

Marcin Pączkowski, film still by Adam Hogan

Marcin Pączkowski is a composer, conductor, digital artist and performer, working with both traditional and electronic media. As a composer, he is focused on developing new ways of creating and performing computer music. His pieces involving real-time gestural control using accelerometers have been performed worldwide, including International Computer Music Conference in Daegu, Korea, Music of Today concert series in Seattle, Washington, Northwest Percussion Festival in Ashland, Oregon, Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium in Toronto, Canada, and the Audio Art festival in Kraków, Poland.

As a conductor he regularly works with Evergreen Community Orchestra, presenting concerts of diverse repertoire to local communities. He is also involved in performing new music and has led premieres of numerous works in Poland and the United States. His conducting performances with Inverted Space ensemble include Anahit by Giacinto Scelsi, featuring Luke Fitzpatrick on violin, Flurries by Brian Ferneyhough, and Hermetic Definition by Joël-François Durand.

He received his Ph.D. in Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington in Seattle where he currently works as a Postdoctoral Scholar. He also holds Masters’ degrees from the Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland, and from the University of Washington. He received grants and commissions from Seattle Symphony, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Polish Institute of Music and Dance and from Lesser Poland Scholarship Foundation Sapere Auso.