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Michal Talma-Sutt

    Born in 1969 in Lodz, 1989-94 studied piano with Janusz Grzelazka and composition with Jerzy Bauer at the Academy of Music in Lodz. In years 1995-96 he attended a one-year course in composition and computer music at the IRCAM in Paris under the direction of Tristan Murail, Philippe Manoury, Magnus Lindberg and Marco Stroppa.

    From 1998 to 2001 he continued his composition studies in Stuttgart with Ulrich Süße at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. He participated in a course in object modelling synthesis at the Center of Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe (1999-2000).

    Michal Talma-Sutt is a twice laureate of the International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music:

    He received a grant from the Witold Lutoslawski Foundation (1995-2001). Since 2001 he lives in Berlin. 2006-2007 He was the Artistic Director of the International Festival Musica Electronica Nova 2007 in Wroclaw, Poland.

    In the last years he consecrated himself more and more to the electroacoustic music, in which the combination with live acoustic instruments plays an important role. For example, his Cellotronicum for cello and computer (premiere at the Warsaw Autumn Festival) in 2002), was praised of music critics in Poland as one of the best Polish pieces in the last Years (see press reviews).

   His music, except multiple performances in Poland, was also presented on the festivals and concerts in Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, Spain, Denmark, Latvia, Romania and South Africa.