Aleksandra Chmielewska is a Polish composer based in Warsaw. Her music, subtle and mild, is characterised by its emotional strength. It’s often inspired by travels and visual arts. Her compositions are performed worldwide: in Poland, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Ukraine, India, Slovenia and United States. She has cooperated with numerous artists such as: Lviv Philharmony Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmony Orchestra, Vogler Quartett, Polish Chamber Choir, National Forum of Music Choir, Leopoldinum Orchestra. She received many awards at composition competitions, i.e.: Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest (2015, I prize), Musica Sacra Nova (2015,2017, two II prizes), Patri Patriae (2018, I prize) and many others. She studied composition at Fryderyk Chopin Music University under the guidance of Professor Paweł Łukaszewski, currently she is a Ph.D. candidate at Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, under the guidance of Professor Eugeniusz Knapik. She is a composer-in-residence at Feliks
Nowowiejski’s Salon in Poznań. She is an author of a crime novel „Uczeń Czarnoksiężnika”, premiered in 2014.
Composer website: https://aleksandrachmielewska.pl/
Luxe, Calme et Volupté, for Orchestra.
“Luxe, Calme et Volupté” (2017) is an orchestral piece inspired by the oil painting by the French artist Henri Matisse (1904). The pointilistic technique which was used in the famous painting is translated into the language of sounds. Swift, arabesque-like motifs are supposed to imitate the points of colours on the canvas. The general atmosphere of the composition reflects the calmness of the picture, where a man sits at the seaside surrounded by beautiful sirens.
Featured in Polish Waves (Special Edition August 2018)