Konrad Kaczmarek is a composer, musician, and programmer whose music incorporates live audio processing and improvisation, drawing freely from his diverse musical and technical background.
As a soloist, he has performed at the Sonorities Festival at Queens University in Belfast, The SoundBytes Festival in Halifax NS, Bargemusic, The Stone, Joyce SoHo, the 92nd Street Y, The Chelsea Art Museum, The Flea Theater, and at the Princeton Composers Ensemble. His compositions have been performed by an eclectic group of performers and ensembles including Crash Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, Dither, Janus, Psappha, PLOrk, Sideband, and the NOW Ensemble. He has been awarded residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Banff Centre in Canada, and STEIM in The Netherlands.
His freelance programming and performing have taken him to The River to River Festival in lower Manhattan (2013), Kunstnernes Hus in Olso, Norway (2009), The New Zealand International Arts Festival (2008), The 2008 Whitney Biennial Performance Series, the Next Wave festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (2006), “Works and Process” at the Guggenheim (2006), and The Strings of Autumn Festival at the Estate Theater in Prague (2006). More recently, he has been developing a real-time audio processing program called ‘Tide’ for musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson.
Konrad holds degrees from Yale University (B.A. in Music, 2002), University of London, Goldsmiths (M.Mus in Electroacoustic Composition, 2003), and Princeton University (Ph.D. in Music, 2015). He has held teaching positions at Yale University, The New School University, The College of New Jersey, and Harvestworks Studio in New York.