"We moved nowhere, yet never stood still. Kubica-Cypek's music was an illusion: a repeal of gravity, a kind of accelerating deceleration, constantly spearheaded by razor-sharp accents on the piccolo, horn, tuba, and roaring thunders.
This decadent kaleidoscope of a sparkling sound fog made one of the greatest promises for the future I have experienced in a Danish concert hall."
11/03/2022, "Klassik", Sune Anderberg after the premiere of Reflection Nebulae by DR Symfoniorkestret
B i o g r a p h y
Adrianna Kubica-Cypek — born on February 21, 1996 in Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Polish composer, theorist and performer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Composer of orchestral, choral, chamber and live electronic music. Lecturer in composition and basics of instrumentation the Rhythm Music Conservatory.
In 2022 she received Master’s degree with the highest grade from the Contemporary Composition Department at the Royal Danish Music Academy in Copenhagen, in the class led by Niels Rosling-Show and Jeppe Just Christensen.
She also received Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition in the class led by prof. Aleksander Lasoń (2018) and in Music Theory (2019) under supervision of Wojciech Stępień at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice. In 2018/2019 along with receiving rector’s prize for the best students she also participated in the Erasmus+ scholarship at the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon (FR) in the class of Composition & Orchestration led by David Chappuis and Luca Antignani.
Her compositions were performed by the Danish Rado Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Orchestra, New Music Orchestra (Pl), Opole Philharmonic Orchestra (Pl), Symphonic and String Orchestra of the CNSMD (Fr), Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Ligeti String Quartet and numerous chamber ensembles and soloists in Poland, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Sweden and Czech Republic.
Her premieres and performances were held by conductors such as Marcus Creed, Geoffrey Paterson, Jean Thorel, Tihanyi László and others.
Adrianna's music focuses on the idea of controlled aleatorism combined with constructivist thinking and repetitiveness, often on the verge of minimalism in the context of musical material, and maximalism in the expressive sense. The result of this combination are often structures with different proportions of two opposing poles — logic and organicity.
Including Polish contemporary music among the most important influences (Witold Lutosławski, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Andrzej Panufnik, Paweł Mykietyn), she also draws on the output of the Viennese expressionists (serialism), often combined with orchestral colors developed by French masters of 20th and 21st century, such as Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Tristan Murail and Philippe Hurel.
As a music theorist, she mainly focuses on the idea of synesthesia in music, based on an analysis of the composition of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer and the perception of coldness in his choral and chamber works.