Aleksandra Kaca

Aleksandra Kaca (1991) — management

Composer, songwriter, manager and italianist. In her works she focuses mainly on color – on the way timbres are being mixed and on nuances that form a multidimensional but coherent image. Composer fervently reach for a non-obvious combinations such as junction of harp and piano in Shadow lines or a mix of soprano and baritone saxophones with electronics in Dream argument. Her interests are oriented on different music genres. She is a founder and a leader of FJORS (compositions, voice, keys, electronics) — band that combines electronics with acoustics and pop with alternative.

She is a laureate of the 1st Prize at 56. Tadeusz Baird Young Composers Competition and a call for scores organised by an American Ensemble for These Times (E4TT). She is also a beneficiary of the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy Association’s program – „Music  Our Times” — as a part of which Shadow lines and Volière II were recorded by the DUX Recording Producers, published by the Polish Music Publishing House. 

Her compositions were performed in the United States, Denmark and Poland, inter alia at the International Festival of Contemporary Music „Warsaw Autumn”, Pulsar Festival in Copenhagen, Panorama Festival in Aarhus, in the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre of Music, the Pomeranian Philharmonics, Nowy Teatr by such ensembles as the Esbjerg Ensemble and NJYD Quartet.

Since 2019 she has been a manager of Hashtag Ensemble, music cooperative specialising in contemporary music. As a project manager she coordinated release of the CD with the works of the laureates of the International Composition Competition for the centenary of the Society of Authors  ZAiKS, published by DUX recording producers. In 2015 she co-founded composers’ group gen~.rate with Teoniki Rozynek, Zaneta Rydzewska and Rafal Ryterski. Between 2015 and 2019 they produced several concerts, inter alia: New Music Concerts series and polysensory spectacle EMBODY in cooperation with Delirium Ensemble (2018). As an associate producer she worked for Quartessence Festival (Royal String Quartet, 2019), Słuchy — concerts to be toured (Kwardofonik, 2019), Kwadrofonik Festival (Kwadrofonik, 2019), Dark Matter(s): Mykietyn & Peszat (2017). 

In February 2020 she took part in the Creators Conference organized by the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) in Brussels, dedicated to the problems of music creators. Together with Aafke Romeijn, representatives of the European Parliament and the Creative Europe program, she discussed on the needs of the music sector and how it is reflected in the upcoming initiatives and the legislative proposals of the EU institutions.

She has graduated from the University of Warsaw with MA in Italian studies, in the meantime completing a part-time program in cultural production, journalism and multimedia at LUMSA University in Rome. As an interpreter she collaborated with the National Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Cinema Italia Oggi film festival (Muranow Cinema / Cinecittà LUCE / Italian Institute of Culture) and the directors duo Manetti Bros. She has also graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music where she has completed „Artist Management” Postgraduate Program carried out in collaboration with Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) in Warsaw and composition under prof. Marcin Blażewicz and prof. Krzysztof Baculewski. In the meantime she has completed a part-time composition studies at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus under Simon Steen-Andersen and Niels Rønsholdt. Her artistic experience also consist of various workshops, inter alia: Opera Lab in Moscow (2018), Komposition-Intensivwoche in Sauen (Carola Bauckholt, Caspar Johannes Walter, Manos Tsangaris; 2018), „Warsaw Autumn” workshops with Bernhard Lang (2018) and Pierre Jodlowski (2017), Donaueschingen Musiktage (2016).