Jacek Chmiel

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Jacek Chmiel is a sound artist, field recorder and improviser who plays synthesiser, zither, electronics, singing bowls and objects. His greatest interest in sound is to search for new ways to incorporate all the possibilities of an ever-changing electro-acoustic system, reinventing his way of thinking every second. He is connected to time, space and the layers created by the sounds he produces, both as a physical fact and as an abstract particularity, offering a strong yet delicate and touching musicality.
He graduated in jazz guitar in Venice and lived in Nepal for two years, where he was head of the guitar department at the Kathmandu Conservatory. He then moved to Switzerland and studied improvisation at the Music Academy in Basel with Andrea Neumann, Alfred Zimmerlin and Fred Frith.

Beyond his academic journey, Jacek has shared the stage and collaborated with a diverse group of artists, highlighting the range of his musical endeavors. He’s worked alongside musicians such as Thomas Rohrer, Thollem McDonas, Christian Moser, Lara Suess, Sylvain Monchoce, Romain Bertheau, Kamil Korolczuk, Sebastian Strinning, Natalie Peters, Yara Mennel, Malwina Ko┼éodziejczyk, Lorena Izquierdo, Abhisek Bhadra, Daahoud Salim, Andrea Massaria, Glauco Benedetti, Lucio Tasca, and Federico Pozzer. These partnerships have also resulted in numerous recordings, offering a glimpse into the diverse landscapes of his musical explorations.