Zbigniew Karkowski - 1958–2013 RIP

Yesterday, Polish composer Zbigniew Karkowski succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Karkowski studied composition with Iannis Xenakis, Olivier Messiaen, and Pierre Boulez, and became a frequent collaborator of Masami Akita (Merzbow), Tetsuo Furudate, Dutch sound artist Edwin van der Heide, Atau Tanaka, and Andrew McKenzie (The Hafler Trio). The torment of sound engineers around the world, Karkowski enjoyed intentionally destroying expensive PA systems before his extremely loud (and usually punk-rock brief) concerts. Today, we'll remember him for his music. 






5 comments:

Anonymous,  13 December 2013 12:58  

Too much deaths in 2013.
Oophoi, Bernard Parmegiani, Aube and now Zbigniew Karkowski.

RIP

Anonymous,  13 December 2013 15:26  

Shit... shit.... I like Zbigniew very... very much.... R.I.P.

Anonymous,  14 December 2013 15:53  

Caligari:
for those about
to noise,
we salute you!

Plague 18 December 2013 23:25  

had ZK on my radio shows ages ago.
he will be missed