composer, sound artist, guitar player and improviser born in Warsaw and currently based in Cologne (DE).
In his works he focuses on exploring different modes of continuous formation and disintegration of sound structures, the boundaries between noise and music in the conventional sense as well as creating contrasts and juxtaposing things that seem very distant at first glance. Through interdisciplinary collaborations he researches the influence of other media on the creative process and compositional work.




Hidros 9 by Mats Gustafsson

The monumental composition for 25 musicians by Swedish saxophonist, improviser and composer Mats Gustafsson is an interaction between graphic works, 2 chamber groups, 4 soloists, processing electronics and conductor.

Commissioned by Avant Art;

Premierred on 01.10.2022 in Studio Koncertowe Polskiego Radia im. Witolda Lutosławskiego in Warsaw.    

Hidros 9 is an in-depth exploration and continuation of the previous piece Hidros o.T. (2019), commissioned by NyMusikk Trondheim, inspired by the mirrored forms and visual structures of artist Mathias Pöschl (AUT).


///// 9-member NOR ensemble:
Eira Bjørnstad Foss – violin
Matilda Rolfsson – bass drum
Lars Ove Fossheim – guitar
Michael F. Duch – bass
Øyvind Engen – cello
Kyrre Laastad – percussion & electronics
Nicolas Leirtrø – bass
Daniel Formo – organ and prepared piano
Ida Løvli Hidle – accordion

///// 9-member Avant Art PL ensemble:
Teoniki Rozynek – violin
Dominika Korzeniecka – bass drum
Szymon Wójcik – guitar & electronics
Rafał Różalski – bass
Magdalena Bojanowicz – celloQba Janicki – percussion and electronics
Paweł Romańczuk – bass
Barbara Drazkov – organ and prepared piano
Zbigniew Chojnacki – accordion

///// Soloists:
Anders Nyqvist – slide and piccolo trumpets (SWE/AUT)
Colin Stetson – amplified bass sax (USA)
Hedvig Mollestad – guitar (NOR)
Per-Åke Holmlander – tuba (SWE)
Jerome Noetinger – revox tape machines (FRA)
Dieb13- turntables (AUT)

Mikael Werliin – sound
Mats Gustafsson – conductions and composition

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