Michał Milczarek, based in Warsaw, is an electroacoustic artist that explores multimedia, sound art and ambient genre through guitar soundscapes, field recordings and creative use of digital aesthetics.
Michał Milczarek (1990) is a sound artist, guitarist and composer living in Warsaw, Poland. Graduate of the University of Warsaw in the field of political science.
For the last 11 years Milczarek was focused on his main project - MM3. The group was known for its modern- and electro-jazz approach and released two long-plays — Squirrels and Butterflies (2014) and Ambient Works (2016). Squirrels... won the prize for 2014 Jazz Phonographic Debut of the Year. The latest release of the trio is a single underwater (2020).
In 2017 Milczarek started a new band - NUDA. This avant-garde quartet released its debut album NUDA (2020), which was full of improvised music and minimalism aesthetics. The album was well received by critics as one of the best Polish jazz recordings in 2020.
In the years 2011-2020 Milczarek had a very intense concert activity, mainly with MM3. He has toured in Germany, Scotland, China, Vietnam, Lithuania, Ukraine and Poland.
In 2021, he became a member of the Polish nu-jazz group Jazzpospolita.
After a few years of presence in the jazz related industry, Michał Milczarek started a new chapter in his career, based on experimental and avantgarde projects. As a solo artist he released nie.pokoje (2017), Next Station EP (2020) and Comfortable Noise singles collection (2021). In 2022, the latest album Future:ON [sounds inspired by Lem] was released. Milczarek’s music works deal mainly with ambient soundscapes, guitar loops deconstruction and field recordings.
He is currently working on multimedia projects and audio-visual artworks connecting his most important inspirations: urban life, city noises, minimalism and digital aesthetics. In 2021 he began his activity as part of the NFT movement and web 3.0 community, publishing a variety of audio-visual and digital art works.
He received a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture’s “Culture on the Web” program (2020).
I am interested in the relationship between sound and our perception of sonic experiences. I try to treat listening both as a hobby but also as a cognitive method. I believe that by listening carefully to our surroundings, we can gather a lot of information about the world around us and about ourselves.
I’m sure that sound art should be seen as part of the world of contemporary art. On the other hand, I believe that broadly understood music requires a completely new approach today and placing it in the context of contemporary culture and new technologies. Only then will music still be able to ask important questions and be a vehicle for change.
Michał Milczarek, 2022