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Ewa Trębacz (she/her/hers)

Research Scientist
Ewa Trębacz

Contact Information

(206) 616-7951
132B Raitt Hall
Office Hours: 
MON-THU 9:30am - 5:30pm


Ph.D., Digital Arts and Experimental Media, University of Washington, 2010
M.M., Music Composition, Central Washington University, 2001
M.S., Kraków University of Economics, Poland, 2000 (Informatics)
M.A., Music Composition, Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland, 1999
B.S., Kraków University of Economics, Poland, 1997 (Informatics)

Ewa Trębacz (pronounced Eva Trembatch) is a Polish-American composer living in Seattle. Collaboration understood as an exchange of creativity, is essential to her work. Exploring the unique interaction between the human subjects and their acoustic environment, she often uses space as a catalyst for improvisation, working through Ambisonic recording sessions in acoustically inspiring spaces. By overlapping such recordings on live performances, she strives to create an illusory continuum between real and synthetic spaces. 

Ewa comes from Kraków, Poland, where she first studied violin performance at the M. Karłowicz School of Music in Kraków, then continued her music education at one of Poland's best conservatories, the Academy of Music in Kraków, where she studied composition under Bogusław Schaeffer, graduating with a Master's degree in 1999.  In 2004 she became one of the first doctoral students at DXARTS, graduating in 2010 with her audiovisual immersive work Errai. Currently Ewa works at DXARTS as a Research Scientist, and focuses on electroacoustic music and immersive arts. 

Her works have been presented, performed or broadcast in over 30 countries on four continents, and have been featured in Organised Sound, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, and many other music magazines.  In 2009, her work things lost things invisible for Ambisonic space and orchestra, was recognized as work recommended by the 56th UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris, representing 27 radio stations from around the world. Her monographic CD was released in 2013 by the Polish Radio, Polish Composers’ Union and Polish Music Information CenterListen on SoundCloud...

Metanoia, concerto for violin, string orchestra and surround sound (2020) - starts at 1:00:40


Selected Research

Courses Taught

Additional Courses

  • 2012 - University of Washington, Computer Science & Engineering: CSE 131 - The Science and Art of Digital Photography (Teaching Associate, assistant to Bruce Hemingway)
  • 2012 - Stanford University, CCRMA: guest lecture, part of MUSIC 255/ARTSTUDI 239 Intermedia Workshop course
  • 2011 - University of Washington, DXARTS: Stereoscopy Research Group, supervisor of an independent study group
  • 2010 - University of Washington, DXARTS: Special Topics in Digital Arts and Experimental Media - Space and Video, instructor (designed and taught a new course, focusing on selected immersive visual technologies and their applications to experimental art)
  • 2008 - University of Washington, DXARTS:  Digital Stereoscopic Cinema (TA, assistant to Stephanie Andrews)
  • 2004 - University of Washington, DXARTS: Digital Sound

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