Paweł Romańczuk (POL)
Born in 1975, received his musical education in the double bass class at the State Music School Ist. in Bolesławiec. Musician, composer, since 2006 he develops his search for unusual sources of sound. Founder of the Small Instruments group in Wroclaw, where he realizes his own artistic needs. He is the author of music to over 20 films and theatrical performances, he published his own music on 15 LP, SP, CD and DVD in Poland, Japan and France and played about 300 concerts in Europe and Asia. He has amassed a unique collection of over 600 unusual musical instruments, used in concert, recording and publishing activities.
He builds his own instruments, playing constructions and creates sound installations. He is a researcher into the culture of musical instruments: in 2010 he published the world’s first study of the history of the toy piano; in 2013 he wrote a manual “Home experiments with musical instruments” published together with the album of Small Instruments “Samoróbka”, devoted to education in the field of building experimental musical instruments with one’s own hands. The second publication continuing the idea of “self-design” was dedicated to a 20-person workshop group, with which he prepared and realized a set of pieces on the album “Gruppo di Construzione”. This was the second major workshop project carried out in collaboration with the PozyTywka Foundation.
Between 2019 and 2021, in collaboration with the Club Under the Columns, he realized 3 original projects in the area of blind and deaf people.