Composer for whom the idea of timbre has become the starting point of the creative process. In his works, pitch relationships between sounds or post-tonal harmonic illumination function only as a color parameter, which is one of many components in the creation of sound. In his (un)conventional use of instrumentation, he focuses not on effect but sonority. The adopted artistic attitude allows for exposing the objective beauty that follows the assumptions of absolute music, which in the company of a living, existing, and planned at a given moment sound allows the melody, chords, and rhythms to resound.
Jan Paweł Przegendza was born in 1996 in Zabrze. He graduated from composition studies in the class of Associate Professor Michał Moc and organ studies of Associate Professor Piotr Rojek at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. He also completed his studies under the supervision of Prof. Julian Gembalski (organ and improvisation) at the Academy of Music in Katowice and Prof. Martin Haselböck (organ) at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna.
He is the author of several solo and chamber works. One of them is the orchestral Bunt – an exploratory study of listeners’ sound preferences.
Laureate of the Leoš Janáček International Composition Competition GENERACE (2021), the T. Baird Competition for Young Composers (2020), and the T. Ochlewski Composition Competition (2019), among others. He has given concerts at national and international organ festivals, including Pax et Bonum, In Bachs Fußstapfen. He has received scholarships from the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, and the City of Wrocław.
He is also actively involved in ear training. He has achieved several successes in this field, including a double victory at the mYear Musical Imagination Festival and second prize at the International Solfège Competition in Ljubljana. He cooperates with the Department of Ear Training and Musical Imagination and the Department of Organ, Harpsichord, and Early Music at the Academy of Music in Wrocław.