A composer, producer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, performer of electronic and experimental music. Former known for such projects as ODYSSEY, RND and WAXFOOD.
1999 – 2004
He started his career as a music producer in 1999. „SYNTHARSIS” – his debut album, released in July 2001, was a great success. The album was broadcast in many radio stations in Poland as well as in The United Kingdom and Norway.
The album was promoted by the series of outdoor concerts called SYNTHARSIS LIVE TOUR.
In 2002, together with Paweł Murlik and Marcin Chmara, Pauszek composed new material for two huge multimedia concerts called Cybernetic Ecology, in which state of the art techniques of lighting lasers and pyrotechnics were used. Dancers pantomime actors and members of the brotherhood of knights performed during the show which took place on the Różopole meadow in Myślęcinek in Bydgoszcz.
The beginning of 2003 was the moment for Pauszek to become a music producer, sound engineer and one of the members of a deep-house project called WAXFOOD. He released some pieces of music at some prestigious compilations and remixes for such artists as Aruba (Jacker Party), 7th District (Big Bubbles, Brak Troubles – feat. Austin Howard) and Autor X (Timezz).
The same year in Bydgoszcz he performed a huge multimedia show called NET IQ.
He was one of the co-creators of the music opening of European Athletic Championships in Bydgoszcz. “Sports Elements” was performed at the Old Market of Bydgoszcz on July 16, 2003.
Later the same year, he was invited to give a concert for the opening of “The Homeless Gallery” in Świecie. The “Photoniques” concert took place at the Teutonic Knights’ Castle on 23 August 2003.
A new album “YPSILON PROJECT”, created with cooperation with polish electronic duet “Remote Spaces”, was released in November 2003. This album is an example of classic electronic music with some ambient samples.
During this time, Pauszek was invited by the owner of Requiem Records, Łukasz Pawlak, to cooperate with the project City Songs.
The concert “One night in Warsaw” was held on 14 February 2004 and consisted of the pieces included on the “Ypsilon Project” album.
2004 was the year of the biggest concert in Pauszek’s career. The multimedia show with the lights, lasers, fireworks and large outdoor screens took place at midnight on 1st May at the Old Market in Bydgoszcz. The show called “Europe” was performed because of the occasion of Poland and 9 other countries joining the European Union. The concert was prepared in cooperation with Paweł Murlik, Marcin Chmara and Maciej Braciszewski with the special appearance of dancers and professor Stanecki’s Choir of the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz.
This year he was also a co-author of the music for the Opening of the 25th SPAR Athletics Europe Cup which took place on Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszcz. It was the first super league Europe Cup sports event in Poland.
A few months later Pauszek composed and performed at Warsaw Electronic Festival, a minimalistic and a bit surreal sound material entitled “Experiment.@ll” which was all about different levels of electroacoustic music. The motto of this project was “you can experiment everything” using every sound, murmur or hum. “You can do anything with the sound, you can experiment. It’s just a matter of your imagination and sensitivity”, said the author about the project.
2005 – 2009
In 2005 another new concert material was created „DISTR@CTIONS – EXPERIMENTAL TALES by RND”. It was a minimalistic music experiment in the form of stories. Every piece of music was a different story. The title word “distr@ctions” can be understood as the action of distracting the concentration. Tomasz Pauszek said about it “It’s like you would like to read a book you need to focus on but someone or something distracts you all the time”.
The following year Pauszek decided to publish pieces of music presented during Warsaw Electronic Festival with the addition of a few new compositions in the side project album “Distracted”.
The idea of the album is to connect electroacoustic and experimental music with ambient and some IDM influence, which consequently gives the essence of experimental approach to modern electronic music.
Pauszek also composed new tracks in this style and completed the album „5 PAST FUTURE”. It was very cold, mechanical and futuristic music. The album consisted track wiht wide spectrum of genres, from ambient, IDM, jazz, experimental to modern pop.
This album was the attempt to face the picture and imagination concerning future in the movies and music of the 20th century, which can be characterised by being naive and having great hope. The composed described the project “In the musical sphere, the pieces on the 5 Past Future show two worlds – the old one, analogue sound world which is connected with the electroacoustic music, the avant-garde of the 20th century, a sonic search, experimenting with first analogue synthesisers and a specific music, and the new one, digital, virtual sound world, very dehumanized, mechanical and really precise.
Both of them being so different and separate penetrate each other giving the artists a large field of exploration of their own artistic way.
In the ‘old world” – in the middle of the 20th century ordinary people, scientists and artists including musicians and writers hugely explored the fantastic vision of the world beyond 2000. The 21st century was the inspiration for the filmmakers, composers and writers. The world after the year 2001 and 2010 shown in the novels seemed to be distant, modern and futuristic. This was the expected vision of the future. The year 2001 and 2010 were distant future.
Nowadays though, in the ‘new world’ the years 2001 and 2010 are elements of the past. We live here and now and the presence exists without highly-developed robotics, computerisation and interplanetary journey as it was though.
Something which used to be a distant future is now the past that is why the title of the record is 5 PAST FUTURE and the postscript: THE FUTURE WAS YESTERDAY….”
As a way of promoting this music, Pauszek gave a concert during Warsaw Electronic Festival at the National Art Gallery ZACHĘTA in Warsaw and in the club MÓZG in Bydgoszcz in June 2006.
In 2008, a Chinese record company We Play! Records released premiere material recorded and produced by Tomasz Pauszek together with Dickson Dee – a music producer from Hong Kong. The second side project album, called “8 Rooms”, was the result of supranational cooperation of Poland and China within ChoP project. The project was initiated by a Chinese musician Zen Lu and Polish experimental artist Grzegorz Bojanek in 2006. A few pieces from the album were played during the concert SUMMER WAVE in Mandala Club in Warsaw.
October 10th 2009 was the day of the release of the “X-SPACE ODYSSEY”. Recorded for International Year Of Astronomy, the album`s theme is the exploration of space and the human mind. The title is taken from a famous novel by Arthur C. Clarke but the pieces are all about a journey into your inner self through places, time, mind, thoughts, feelings and emotions. Human being is a mystery that is why the title includes a mysterious letter “X”.
June 6, 2009 Pauszek once again gives a concert in Warsaw’s Mandala Club as a part of Warsaw Electronic Festival. The concert entitled MUSIC FOR STARS AND UNIVERSE, devoted to International Astronomy Year was as well a way of promoting the new album.
2010 – 2015
Pauszek decided to play his first mini tour in 2010. It consisted of three concerts in May and June 2010.
The following year he was invited to take part in the electronic part of Warsaw Summer Jazz Days festival. The concert ELECTRONIC WAVES” took place in Warsaw near Złote Tarasy centre in July 2011.
2012 was the time of a new concert during the Robofest festival as well as huge amount of studio work.
He was working on the most demanding of his albums recorded only with the use of old analogue synthesisers from the 70s of the XX century.
A two-record album „MUSIC FOR SUBWAY”, consisting of 20 pieces of music was released in May 2012. The album was the tribute to all great musicians and pioneers of electronic music of the 20th Century who influenced and inspired Pauszek to compose.
The inspiration of their creation can be heard during this special journey, a travel by subway, where each station tells a different story consisting of different sounds, voices smells, colours and people.
In 2013 Tomasz Pauszek decided to release special album called „THE FOUR ELEMENTS”, musically describing four elements of the world: fire, water, earth and wind. This light, sequenced and ambiental album was released thoughout Europe in the middle of the year.
2016 – 2020
During the following years Pauszek focused on creating soundtracks for television, games and radio programs.
2016 sees the release of the album with music for media and production – „FUTURE FLOW” and the following year album „PARTICLES” describing in a musical way a micro world of the particles and atoms.
By the end of the 2016, Pauszek started to work on the most ambitious album so far. He invited ten excellent artists from Poland and Europe to record together.
The album “LO-FI LO-VE” was released on 16th December 2017.
Pauszek says about it:
„The general idea of the record is about the chill out-illustrational music. It is a story about love to lo-fi sounds, to all the kinds of crashes of the vinyl records, dirt, noises, murmurs, old instruments, synthesisers, mellotrons and that kind of sounds.
„All those noises, crashes and dirt were used in the intentional way but not directly, that is, they were incorporated in a rhythmical and harmonic way so as to supplement the music. Sometimes the rhythm is weaved out of the noises of the vinyl record, another time murmurs support the drums or violins passed through a creased audio tape or the noise giving the motorics and climate.
Sometimes, the rhythm is not even, just like in the piece with Władysław Komendarek, where it is done on purpose to show the records of the 50s and 60s of the 20th century where not all the elements harmonized each other.
All this ‘pollution’ is supposed to show the spirit and nostalgia of the old pieces of music.
I invited many excellent artists who, with their talent and experience, supported my vision. Those are in the order of appearance:
Thibault Cohade, Gushito, Pawbeats, Meeting By Chance (Marcin Cichy from duet Skalpel), Dagiel, Konrad Kucz, Arkadiusz Reikowski, Władysław Komendarek, Grzegorz Bojanek, ISAN.”
After the big succes of “LO-FI LO-VE”, Pauszek decided to join forces with another Polish electronica composer – Przemysław Rudź and on November 17th, 2018, released “PANTA RHEI”, the first part of trilogy project. It was a poetic and intimate musical landscape of passing, movement, changes, matter and spirituality, physics and metaphysics, put in a minimalist four-part form.
2019 was the special year for Tomasz Pauszek. Celebrating 20th anniversary of the artistic work, he decided to go on a short tour, mainly Planetarium tour, called “20 YEARS LIVE”. There were plenty of big and legendary guest artists joining Pauszek on the tour stage, among others: Józef Skrzek, Władysław Komendarek, Krzysztof Duda, Wojciech Konikiewicz, Krzysztof Horn, Pawbeats, Konrad Kucz, Janusz Grzywacz and Przemysław Rudź.
One of the concerts was also accompanied by Choir of the University of Casimir the Great from Bydgoszcz and the String Quartet.
Later that year, on August 16th 2019, the concert album titled “20 YEARS LIVE”, recorded during the tour was released and was a big succes.
A month later, September 20, 2019 another extraordinary project was released as a part of anniversary celebration.
It was called “B-SIDES” – a 20 ablums project, containing 243 tracks of unreleased material, additional mixes, remixes and special tracks. This project was released online only.
As a culmination of 20th anniversary, Tomasz Pauszek accepted an invitation to perform a special concert at Aula Copernicanum in Bydgoszcz. This concert reffered to MTV Unplugged series, but performed not using acoustic instruments, but MOOG synthesizers only. It was a very unique performance.
In 2020 Pauszek is going to release PANTA RHEI II album, the second part of trilogy with Przemysław Rudź.