photo Kazimierz Ździebło
Mateusz Rybicki is an improvising musician. He plays the clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone in addition to making use of his voice. As the son of an actor, Tadeusz Rybicki, he was raised at the Teatr Cinema in Michałowice, Poland, where he was first exposed to the arts. A graduate of the Academy of Music in Wrocław, he lives and works in Wrocław. His inspirations include Afro-American free jazz, European improvised music, contemporary music, Baroque music, minimalism, ethnic music and traditional music. In addition to giving concerts, he collaborates with dancers and theatre-makers. He has worked with Peter Brötzmann, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Steve Noble, Jason Adasiewicz, Toshinori Kondō, John Edwards, Axel Dörner, Tristan Honsinger, Antonio Borghini, Adam Pultz Melbye, Harri Sjöström, Noid, Matija Schelander, Mark Tokar, Emilio Gordoa, Piotr Damasiewicz, Gerard Lebik, Mikołaj Trzaska, Wacław Zimpel, Paweł Szpura, Dominik Wania, Maciej Obara and Irad Mezliah.
Photo: Kazimierz Ździebło