Adam Świtała is a musician, composer, lecturer, teacher, workshop facilitator and researcher. Currently based in Iceland, Board Member of the Polish Music Council, 2017-2018 President of the Polish Association for Music Education. Editorial board member of the ISME/Routledge book series „Specialist Themes in Music Education”. His professional record includes notable cooperations with theatrical directors, actors, dance and performance artists, more than 20 theatres, educational and art institutions, in several European countries and the USA. The core of his composer’s work is exploring music as a specific experience of time, greatly informed by the works and thought of such artists and philosophers as John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Jerzy Grotowski and Richard Schechner.
Exploring the phenomenon of improvisation in performative arts and in education, he was part of many educational projects, facilitating workshops for children and adults, amateurs, professional artists and teachers. Trained facilitator of Rod Paton’s Lifemusic method (Lifemusic CIC, UK). Co-author of “The Wall that Unites” – a project combining art installation and performance, chosen by “Zachęta” National Art Gallery to represent Poland during the Venice Biennale 2016 International Kids’ Carnival. As classical, folk and jazz music interpreter, cross-genre improviser and band member, he has given concerts during numerous venues and festivals. His work as composer and arranger also includes cooperations with the Polish Radio, e.g. the Polish premiere of Orson Welles’ famous War of the Worlds, broadcasted 2012 live by Polish Radio 3.