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Ryszard Osada (Poland)

Born 6 February 1972, composer. Winner of the following competitions, both national and international: Nationwide Composition Competition “Łódź’ 98” – 3rd prize; 24 Irino Prize Competition in Japan – an honorable mention; Karol Szymanowski ZAiKS Competition – an honourable mention; 25 Russollo International Composition Competition in Italy – 2nd prize. A member of the Association of Polish Composers since 2003 and of The Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry since 2006. The Ministry of Culture Grant holder in 2006. In 2007, 2011 and 2013 a scholarship holder of ZAiKS, in 2008 a scholarship holder of the Institute of Adam Mickiewicz - "The Polish culture on the world".

Ryszard Osada’s works have been repeatedly presented during festivals and concerts such as: International Festival of Contemporary Music MUSICA VIVA, International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn”, Festival Musica Polonica Nova, International Festival Laboratory of Contemporary Music, International Festival of Electroacoustic Music “Musica Electronica Nova”, International Actual Music Festival, Festival of World Premieres, Festival of Polish Music.  They have also been presented to foreign audiences in Italy, Deutschland, France, England, Russia, Australia and Chile.

 Program note:

 The title refers to Aristotle’s understanding of art as imitation of reality. The mimetic process is not equal to copying. It can mean both reproduction and transformation of reality. As Aristotle says in his Poetics “the impossible but carrying conviction is better than the possible but incredible.” In this case mimesis relates to the music of the youth “subculture” with its technical background – from an extreme loudness and obtrusive, rhythmic Ursatz, to sharp, rough tones or the use of purposeful distortions of sounds. Mimesis II was composed as a commission of the International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn. The composition is dedicated to the Sond'Ar-te 

Electric Ensemble.