Bio – Cezary Fish

Cezary Fish (AKA Cezary Ostrowski)

Polish visual artist, electronica composer, sound designer and journalist. Creative Commons activist — initiator of the Creative Collective. One of the editors of ccMixter.org.

In 1983 Ostrowski founded the legendary Polish avant-tronic music group Bexa Lala. Fascinated by The Residents, Pere Ubu and The Pop Group, all members of Bexa Lala tried to do their best to master their beloved instrument – the beauty of the sound itself. Experimenting with sounds and sound production became an obsession. Experimenting with other musicians (also those from jazz and rock scene) was another obsession, pushing the group towards the area of modern kitsch. In the early nineties Ostrowski met Valentine Slab – an independent music producer who became a mental guru of Bexa Lala. Together they started analyzing the new media in music (samplers, trackers, children’s toys). This brought them closer to techno, trip-hop, industrial, ambient or whatever you call it.

Ostrowski is a visual artist by profession. Playing loops and patterns is an ovegrown hobby. In 2000 Ostrowski met another visual artist and outstanding musician – Miko?aj Trzaska. Together they formed a laptop jazz duo and recorded BLADES. From that time on they float towards jass and club lagoons.

Cezary Ostrowski studied arts, design and art theory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan’. Thesis on “Impossible Drawing” and “Next Music” – 1985. He is an author of theoretical works on drawing and music. Journalist and designer for: Max, Plastik, Machina, Nowy Nurt, Wprost, Lampa. As a composer Ostrowski works with Marcin Swietlicki, Kora Jackowska, Ma?gorzata Ostrowska, Mikolaj Trzaska, Piotr Bikont to name just a few. He recorded his first album Nowy Swing in 1984. His latest album Crawl with Marcin S’wietlicki was out in 2004.

He does avant-electronica as well as film and theatre music.

At the beginning of 2005 he was among the winners of Creative Commons and Wired Freemix Contest. He is the co – founder of DiSfish Records. He actively creates virtual content in Second Life as an architect avatar Cezary Fish and is a CEO of the full service developing company aHead.

This artist will be displaying artwork in the In-World portion of the SLCC.

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