Szymon Golec (born 2002 in Cracow, Poland) is a composer, experimental music producer, instrumentalist and vocalist. His main musical goal is to create his own, intimate sound worlds. He draws inspiration from visual arts and symbols. His interests include sound design, electroacoustic, acousmatic and improvised music. A laureate of music competitions from an early age. In 2018 Golec won honorable mention in the UFM national composers competition in Warsaw for the piece „Jewish Spirit” (flute and piano) and I Prize in the composers competition „In the footsteps of Impressionists” in Cracow (piano solo). Participant of international jazz workshops in Chodzież Cho-jazz in the guitar class of Marek Napiórkowski and Attila Muehl in 2019 and in the vocal class of Dorota Miśkiewicz in 2020. Student of composition in the class of professor Marcel Chyrzyński at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Cracow since 2021.
About the album: Bathyscaphe
“Bathyscaphe” is a musical and psychological journey through underwater and near-water distant spaces. The 8 compositions that make up the album are divided into:
– Purely electronic: “Bathyscaphe”, “Abbys” and “Vortex”
– Electronic with concrete sounds: „Bronchi”, „Amphibians”, „Icebreaker”
– Electronic with instrumental recordings: „Inflow” and “Tunnel (Trumpet and piccolo trumpet : Grzegorz Cioczek)”
Each of the works takes the listener to a quasi-cinematic reality where, in a specific atmosphere, the sense of time slowly fades and the color and shape of the sound gains delicate dominance over the narrative. Electronic sounds are made with the Wavetable synthesis, concrete sounds consist of frog, asthma attack and ice recordings, and instruments used in the album are classical guitar, trumpet and piccolo trumpet (performed by Grzegorz Cioczek).
Art cover design by Magdalena Tryba.