Daniel Brożek - Wroclaw based sound art curator (Survival Art Review, Canti Spazializzati, Sanatorium of Sound) and modern music critic (“Glissando” magazine, “Canti Illuminati” blog). In “Czarny Latawiec” project works as a sound artist, produces music albums, sound installations and soundtracks for theatre plays.
Joanna Gul – music theorist and organologist, affiliated with the University of Wroclaw. Her main research areas are organology (especially Lower Silesian instrument making), craft and industrial exhibitions as well as soundscape research. She is the co-author of the websites showcasing musical instruments in Polish museums and collections (www.instrumenty.edu.pl = www.instruments.edu.pl). As a member of the Soundscape Research Studio at the University of Wroclaw she conducts research on soundscape.
Agata Janikowska – culture expert, PhD student at the Institute of Cultural Studies at the University of Wrocław. Scientifically interested in the aesthetics of non-visual art, theatre soundscape and anthropology of the senses. Author of articles and conference speeches about the meaning of sound and sensual perception in art. She conducts research on the concept of non-visual theater and on the role of sound in theatrical transmission.
Monika Janowiak-Janik – ethnomusicologist, graduated from the Institute of Musicology at the University of Warsaw. She currently works at the Library of Cultural Studies and Musicology at the University of Wrocław. Her interests focus on Roma Gypsy music, in particular on the musical culture of the Carpathian Roma, where she conducted research on the Roma community. As part of the project “The Soundscape of Wrocław: Research on the Acoustic Environment of a Central European City” she set up an archive containing acoustic recordings of Wrocław.
Maksymilian Kapelański – sound culture scholar, visual artmaker, funk-disco composer, short-text writer. Author of an academic work on R. Murray Schafer’s concept of the soundscape, and scholarly as well as magazine articles in meta and depth analysis of sound culture and acoustic ecology in interdisciplinary and disciplinary publications, including MIT’s Leonardo On-Line. He appeared globally with the artwork Trumpet System, presented in Omega’s 2012 objection of artists against financial exploitation through file-sharing mogul Kim Dotcom’s me.ga domain. His art provides examples from the creative issues of positive absence and questioning, revolt and lateral thinking, the uncanny and the canny, as well as playful-critical quotation. Kapelański’s music is multi-layered and expresses fun and joy, sometimes danger and darkness, in a pop-music format. He tweets on culture @kapelanski.
Robert Losiak – is a musicologist and sound ecologist. He holds a PhD degree and is affiliated with the University of Wroclaw. His research focuses on soundscape. In 2009, he funded the Soundscape Research Studio at the University of Wroclaw. He has designed a research project on the soundscape of Wroclaw and co-edited Audiosfera miasta (2012), Audiosfera Wrocławia (2014), Audiosfera. Szkice vol. I and II (2016, 2018). Editor of the journal “Audiosfera. Koncepcje-Badania-Praktyki”.
Jacek Małczyński is an assistant professor at the Institute of Cultural Studies, University of Wrocław. In 2018 he published the book “Krajobrazy Zagłady. Perspektywa historii środowiskowej” (“Holocaust Landscapes. Towards Enviromental History Perspective”). He is a co-editor of Kultura nie-ludzka (Non-human Culture) and Klimat kultury (Climate of Culture), issues of “Prace Kulturoznawcze” (“Papers in Cultural Studies”). He combines his interest in soundscape with environmental humanities, posthumanities and memory studies.
Tomasz Sielicki – graduated in Slavic philology from the University of Wrocław. One of his main interests is the history of Wrocław; he worked with, among others, the City Museum of Wrocław and the Wrocław Open Historical University. His subject of special interest is the history of urban transport in Wrocław, which resulted in exhibitions, lectures, articles, and two books. He also conducts research on the history of Wrocław church bells. He is a PhD student at the Institute of History at the University of Wrocław and regular a collaborator of the Soundscape Research Studio.
Kamila Staśko-Mazur – independent researcher, author and participant of sound projects and texts on acoustic ecology. Currently she teaches on Sound and Soundscape courses in the Musicology Department at the University of Wrocław. Her research interests include environmental sound awareness and the field of intersection of music, technology and perception. She received her BA in Composition and MA in Musicology (Academy of Music, University of Wrocław, Poland), accomplish by research in Polish Radio Archives and field recording practise in France and Finland.
Renata Tańczuk is a professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Wrocław, Poland. Her main research areas are material culture and collecting, as well as sound and soundscape studies. She is a member of the Laboratory of the Contemporary Humanities, the Soundscape Research Studio and the editorial board of the Polish Soundscape Journal. Concepts-Research-Practice. Her publications include Ars colligendi, kolekcjonowanie jako forma aktywności kulturalnej [Ars colligendi: collecting as a form of cultural activity] (Wrocław 2011) and “The horror of natural history collections”. She is also co-author and co-editor of several books, including Audiosfera miasta [The Urban Soundscape] (Wrocław 2012), Audiosfera Wrocławia [The Soundscape of Wrocław] (Wrocław 2014) and Audiosfera. Studia [The Soundscape: studies] (Wrocław 2016).
Sławomir Wieczorek holds a Master’s Degree in cultural studies and a PhD in musicology. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Musicology at the University of Wrocław. Author of the book On the musical front: socialist realist discourse on music in Poland 1948–1955, his interests focus on the history of twentieth-century music and soundscapes.