FILM MUSIC

FILM MUSIC

Of Animals and Men (2019)

Original music score for the documentary by Łukasz Czajka about the history of the Warsaw Zoo and its function during the Second World War.

(Nie)znajomi (2019)

Original music score to Tadeusz Śliwa's film based on the Italian screenplay "Perfetti sconosciuti".

Cold War (2018)

Original compositions and jazz arrangments for Paweł Pawlikowski's "Cold War" (Best Director at Cannes 2019).

Strange Heaven (2015)

Original music score for Dariusz Gajewski's "Strange Heaven". Composed together with Candelaria Saenz Valiente.

Fuck For Forrest (2012)

Original music score for award-winning documentary by Michał Marczak.

NONCLASSICAL

NONCLASSICAL

Jazzband Młynarski-Masecki

The Jazz Band performs as septet, as 10-piece and as a 17-piece orchestra. Their repertoire is polish jazz from the 20s and 30s. Masecki arranges and conducts the group from the keyboard while Jan Młynarski sings and plays the mandolin. The band released two critically acclaimed albums “Noc w wielkim mieście” (2017) and “Płyta z zadrą w sercu” (2019).

Marcin Masecki's Jazz Trio

Masecki's trio performs his own compositions. He is joined by his regular partners - Jerzy Rogiewicz on drums and Piotr Domagalski on bass.

Ragtime

Masecki and drummer Jerzy Rogiewicz explore one of the first genres of jazz piano, giving it a personal twist. Ragtime in their hands becomes a modern phenomenon. The duo released an album in BMC recrds in 2018 entitled "Ragtime".

Taratil ‘id ad-milad

The duo with singer Barbara Kinga Majewska performs polish christmas carrols slowed down, taken to minor keys and translated into Arabic. Well known songs are beautifully distored but recognizable and have an extra political resonanse.

Polonezy

This 10-piece brass ensemble is Masecki's pride and joy. The programme is a set of original Polonaises - Poland's national dance, curiosly undeveloped since the 19th century. For this project he won the prestigious "Paszport Polityki" award in 2014.

Profesjonalizm

One of Masecki's oldest bands, the sextet released the album "Chopin Chopin Chopin" in 2010, on comission from the Downtown Culture House of Warsaw.

Symphony nr. 1 “Victory”

Masecki's first Symphony was written in 2016 for the Voluntary Firebrigade Orchestra of Słupca, as part of a project entitled "Wielkopolska: Revolutions" curated by Antoni Beksiak.

Solo

The solo albums "Bob" and "John" date from 2009 and 2010. They are both fully improvised and were Masecki's first venture into Lo-fi.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Beethoven – The Last Sonatas (2015)

Masecki recorded Beethoven's three last piano sonatas on a low quality upright piano, in special sound-cancelling headphones, approximating himself to the deaf composer's perspective. Many saw this as an introduction of Lo-fi aesthetics into the world of classical music.

Composers' Portraits (2020)

Composer's Portraits is an online concert cycle hosted by Masecki and Marcin Markowicz. Throughout six episodes they explore the classical chamber music of the last 300 years. Starting with the Bach family, they move on with Mozart, Beethoven, jump over the Atlantic to look at Glass and finish with their own contemporary compositions, posing the potent question "is classical music still alive today?". They are joined by fellow musicians Roksana Kwaśnikowska, Maciej Młodawski, Artur Rozmysłowicz and Sebastian Aleksandrowicz in a tour de force of classical music.

Chopin – Nokturnes (2016)

Masecki learned Chopin's Nocturnes by ear, without using the score. This experiment allowed him a freedom of expression not often found in the academicly correct world of classical music. By omitting the score he also positioned himself closer to the oral traditionas of jazz and folk music.

Scarlatti (2013)

A free impression on Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas, performed on upright and grand piano simultaneously. A CD/DVD from a concert at TR Warszawa was released in 2013 by Fortune Records.

Bach – Re:write (2012)

Bach's keyboard concerti played on electro-acoustic intruments from the 1970s. Masecki was joined by Piotr Orzechowski and the baroque orchestra Capella Cracoviensis.

EXTRA INFO

Masecki works regularly with the baroque orchestra Capella Cracoviensis, recently as guest conductor in the monumental cycle "Haydn: the complete symphonies". He hosts his own concert cycles where he often combines music with informal history lectures. His working studio is in the Polish National Radio. He teaches at the summer academy Fesitval Ensemble in Książ. He is artist in residence at the Szczecin Philharmonic in the 2019/20 season.

INFORMATION

MARCIN

MASECki

Contact

Mariusz Nowicki, Manager maniek@toinenmusic.com

Masecki is one of Poland’s most prolific and idiosyncratic musicians. Winner of many awards he performs extensively on all keyboard instruments, composes for film and theatre, produces festivals, conducts orchestras, records and curates musical events. His projects span a wide range of styles and his virtuosic fusion of different genres as well as the blurring of the line between high art and entertainment have become his hallmarks.

Currently he co-leads the Jazz Band Młynarski-Masecki, a large ensemble devoted to polish jazz from the 20s and 30s in his own arrangments. Parallel he runs a jazz trio with drummer Jerzy Rogeiwicz and bassist Piotr Domagalski. He also performs a modern version of ragtime in duo with Rogiewicz. As a classical musician he works solo, with chamber groups and with orchestras as soloist and/or conductor. He hosts a variety of concert cycles where he narrates the history of classical music in an informal and refreshing style.

As film scorer he has worked on Paweł Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” (Best Director at Cannes 2019), Darek Gajewski’s “Strange Heaven” and Michał Marczak’s “Fuck For Forrest”.

He works regularly with the Polish National Radio, Teatr Studio, Bar Studio and Capella Cracoviensis. He lives in Berlin and Warsaw.

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