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for contrabass clarinet, electric guitar, violoncello, double bass and video (2023)
Monika Szpyrka, born in Kraków, studied composition and music theory at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków and completed the soloist program at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus under the direction of Juliana Hodkinson, Niels Rønsholdt, and Simon Steen-Andersen. A fundamental feature of her style is the amalgamation of instrumental and electronic sounds. Szpyrka’s works have been performed at international festivals including Musica Electronica Nova, Warsaw Autumn and the Darmstadt Summer Courses. She received a fellowship for outstanding students from the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2017), as well as the Sapere Auso scholarship (2017/18). She is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) program at the Academy of Music in Kraków.