Ewa Trębacz (pronounced Eva Trembatch) is a Polish-American composer and digital artist living in Seattle. Her works range from purely instrumental solo, chamber, and symphonic compositions, to compositions with computer realized sound with live performance, to sound tracks for animated films, to experimental stereoscopic video.
Her latest album can be streamed from Second Inversion's website, an online channel of Classical King FM, Seattle (includes all CD tracks and a commentary about the pieces): http://secondinversion.org/2014/07/07/465
Ewa Trębacz comes from Kraków, Poland, where she studied composition with Bogusław Schaeffer at the Kraków Academy of Music, graduating with Master's degree in 1999. In 2004 she became a doctoral student at the University of Washington Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), where she studied computer music with Richard Karpen and Juan Pampin. She graduated in 2010 with a Ph.D. with her audiovisual immersive work Errai. Currently Ewa works at DXARTS as a Research Scientist.
Her works have been presented, performed or broadcast in over 30 countries on four continents. She has been a recipient of stipends and grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation / USArtists International, the City of Kraków, and the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art, as well as commissions from the Klangspuren Festival in Austria, Polish Composers' Union, the 50th International Festival of Contemporary Music "Warsaw Autumn", and Seattle Modern Orchestra. In 2009, her work things lost things invisible for ambisonic space and orchestra, was recognized by the 56th UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris.
Her current research is oriented towards immersive media, with a special focus on ambisonics and stereoscopy. Her recent projects are based on the idea of the separation and manipulation of spatial cues, both visual and sonic, in order to design a game of illusions, to create a continuum between the synthetic and live sources, and to challenge the borders of perceptual limitations.