Krzysztof Cybulski

An artist who is active in the world of digital art and also a creator of interactive sound objects and instruments. Is this an exhibition or also a concert?

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Musician and sound artist. In his works he combines analogue, digital, acoustic and mechanical solutions, creating interactive sound objects and instruments. Winner of the 2018 3in the ‘Digital culture’ category (together with the panGenerator group, which he co-founded in 2010), second prize at the Guthman Musical Instruments Competition in 2020 and an honorary mention at the Ars Electronica festival in 2017. He is currently a PhD student at the Department of Sound Eingineering at The Chopin University of Music. Member of the Polish Society of Electroacoustic Music and STOART (Polish collective management organisation in charge of protecting rights for artistic performances). Conducts classes, numerous workshops and lectures in the intersection between art and technology, e.g. at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Beneficiary of the 2019 Arts Scholarship of Warsaw, the 2017 and 2024 Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarships and the programme „Zamówienia kompozytorskie” (commissions for composers) in 2013 and 2015. He has participated in events such as: Future Innovators Summit/Ars Electronica Festival, Athens Digital Art Festival, International Conference of New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Guthman Musical Instruments Competition, Warsaw Autumn, Musica Polonica Nova, Wro Biennale, Audio Art. He has collaborated with artists such as Robert Curgenven, Krzysztof Knittel, Anna Zaradny, Norman Leto, Grzech Piotrowski, Slawomir Wojciechowski. Co-founder of the Lomi Lomi and 4way Quartet ensembles.

Krzysztof Cybulski - Acoustic Additive Synthesizer | sound installation | opening exhibition
Mar 23, 2024 -- 10:00

Acoustic Additive Synthesizer aims to create fully acoustic device that could resynthesize any sound by the means of Fourier analysis and resynthesis, thus utilising basic principles of spectral music in realtime. It is in fact small pipe organ, with pitch and volume controlled by a computer. Each of the seven pipes has a motorized slider, which changes the pitch continuously, and a dedicated motorized air valve, which effectively changes the volume of the sound. As the sound of organ pipes is very close to sinusoid, this setup, together with purpose-written Pure Data patch, allows for resynthesis of voice or creating quasi-synthetic sounds. Alternatively, the instrument may be used as a regular pipe organ, but with ability to play glissandos or any off-the-12TET microtonal pitches.First version of AAS was commisioned by Instalakcje Festival in 2015, as an interactive installation. The work reached the semi-finals of the Guthman Instrument Competition (2016) and won an honourable mention at the Prix Ars Electronica (2017).

Krzysztof Cybulski - concert
Mar 23, 2024 -- 13:00

During the concert, the artist will present another of his instruments - the post-digital sax, or post-digital saxophone. Unique not only in appearance, but also in sound, of course. In his solo, improvising performance, he will be accompanied by another of the musician's own sound constructions, a looper specially designed by him.

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