Martyna Kosecka, born 1989, Gdynia, Poland. She obtained an MA degree in the composition class of professor Krzysztof Meyer, BA degree in orchestral conducting in class of maestro Rafał Jacek Delekta in Music Academy in Kraków, and MA in orchestral conducting in the class of maestro Szymon Bywalec in Music Academy in Katowice. She resides in Oslo, Norway, and is a recipient of a prestigious 2-year state artist stipend from the Cultural Council of Norway. From 2018 her compositions are published by Donemus Holland.
Martyna Kosecka is a winner of the 5-Minute Opera Competition, organized by 28.Music Biennale Zagreb in Croatia in 2015. The Festival commissioned her to write a full-length opera, “Klotho. The thread of the Tales”, which opened the 29th MBZ in 2017. Kosecka is also a winner of the Swiss EKLEKTO Ensemble call for proposals in 2015, a second prize holder at IV National Krzysztof Penderecki Composition Competition held in Poland in 2017, and one of the laureates taking part in the CECIA Project (Collaborative Electroacoustic Composition with Intelligent Agents), organized by ZKM|Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe in 2019.
In 2013, together with Iranian composer Idin Samimi Mofakham, she co-founded Spectro Centre for New Music, specializing in giving workshops in contemporary music and organizing concerts. Their intensive tries and vivid activity helped to run the annual festival of contemporary music – International Contemporary Music Festival in Tehran, which is the largest festival focusing on contemporary music in the Middle-East area.
Kosecka’s music uses spectral techniques of sound organization and experiments with scales, tuning, microtone, and time perception. She often uses performative elements in compositions, balancing towards the instrumental theater and improvisation techniques. Her ongoing research on music, composition, and aesthetics, called “Timbral Microperspectives”, made possible thanks to the support of the scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, can be accessed through the Research Catalogue websites. www.martynakosecka.com