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ABOUT

Michał Milczarek, based in Warsaw, Poland, is an ambient electroacoustic artist that explores multimedia, sound art and ambient genre through guitar soundscapes, field recordings and creative use of samples.

Artist Statement

I think everything is sound. On the other hand, sound is everything.

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. Music doesn't have to be just entertainment value. Like visual arts, theater or poetry, it can ask important questions, provoke reflection, and it can even be a vehicle for change.

Michał Milczarek, 2022

Biography

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 10 years Milczarek was focused on his main project - MM3. The group was known for its modern 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. These days MM3 is experimenting with new concepts of organic electronic music. The latest release of the trio is a single “underwater” (2020). 

In 2017 Milczarek started another 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. 

After a few years of presence in the jazz related industry, Michał Milczarek started a new chapter in his career, based on experimental ambient solo projects. He released “nie.pokoje” (2017), “Next Station EP” (2020),  “Sewing Machine EP” (collab with Szymon Białorucki, 2021) and several single compositions. His works deal with sound design, guitar loops deconstruction, field recordings and improvisation. In 2021 he has began his activity as part of the NFT movement.

He is currently working on multimedia concepts and audio-visual artworks connecting the language of music and social commitment.

He received a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture’s “Culture on the Web” program (2020).