»Przypadek is the Polish word for "accident" or for "chance". It is also the title of a film by Krzysztof Kieslowki that partly inspired this piece. The film explores how a seemingly insignificant event can drastically affect one's future. I tried to explore this idea in a few different ways. The piece should take the listener through an elaborate sonic journey starting with a sound as banal as the carbonation heard from opening a pop bottle. The idea of accidents or chance is also represented in the use of randomness and probabilistic devices in the programming used to create the piece.
The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Michael Lukaszuk (b.1989) is a Canadian composer and laptop performer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently pursuing a DMA in Composition at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music where he studies with Mara Helmuth. Michael holds degrees in music theory and composition from the University of Western Ontario. His music has been performed at events such as the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, the SEAMUS National Conference, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest and New Music Edmonton’s Now Hear This Festival of New Music. In 2015, Michael received 1st prize in the SOCAN Foundation's Hugh Le Caine Awards for electroacoustic music. He is the director of the Cincinnati Composers Laptop Orchestra Project (CiCLOP).