Soundscapes of Color                                      

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Soundscapes of Color is an opera and installation by Michał Dzitko

One of the new frontiers of artistic performance is an immersive, virtual reality experience. This realization has led Dzitko to question the principles of operatic staging. A resulting innovation is the idea of remote conducting, a technique which puts the conductor in an isolated space, and asks of them to conduct to cameras instead of live performers. The live stream from the cameras then gets transmitted through a wire onto tablets in front of live musicians. Performers see the conductor on their respective screens and are able to play in sync, regardless of whether they see or hear each other. Distributing musicians uniformly across a performance space now results in creating an art gallery, for sound. The audience is free to roam and explore this space guided by the sounds and sights that captivate them.

Commissioned by author Esther K Smith and fine-print publisher Purgatory Pie Press, the opera is based on a libretto of an 1874 typography and ink catalog, Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type. Since the words of the libretto do not describe a story, but rather constitute brilliantly-illustrated poetry, the music itself becomes the only plot that can be followed. The pervasive subjectivity of the musical experience is thus brought to the surface. Dzitko is collaborating with lighting and stage designers to create a light show emulating his music, which will serve to heighten the immersive quality of the experience.


Past Performance Dates


May 16th, 2017

Rizzoli Bookstore

1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010


July 30th, 2017

Flux Factory Major Exhibition

39-31 29th St, Long Island City, NY 11101


April 22nd, 2018


6018 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60660


May 5th, 2018

Smart Museum of Art

5550 S Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

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"The quality of the concept itself makes this performance worth a visit" 

   - Steven Heller, former art director, 

New York Times

Rizzoli Bookstore teaser show

"Existentially dizzying and aesthetically pleasing" 

   - The Chicago Maroon

Gallery 6018|North show

Bokeh Cover Art Michal Dzitko



"One of the most intriguing organ releases...


                                                                   - Choir & Organ Magazine

"Clearly influenced by pop-music; a pleasant overlap between classical listening and ambient/instrumental pop"  

                   - Carson Cooman, Composer-in-residence, Harvard University

Bokeh (title track)Michał Dzitko
Bokeh - Harmonies Du SoirMichał Dzitko
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Score to Bokeh (title track) // Listen in the player above

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- Études  

          o  the entirety of Chopin's Etudes reimagined as 

                                                                  hip-hop tracks

          o  (currently in progress)


- Hunter 

          o  opera commission about the life and work of 

                                                         Hunter S. Thompson

          o  premiere in Chicago, IL in 2020




- Variations on a Theme of Chopin  

          o  for marimba and bassoon

          o  premiere in Chicago, IL on 30/11/2017


- Petrichor 

          o  for marimba and piano

          o  premiere in Chicago, IL on 30/11/2017




- Soundscapes of Color 

          o  for operatic voice, live ensemble, 

                                                    and electronics

          o  premiere dates vary 


- 4 a.m. Library Drills

          o  for SATB choir





- Candeō

    i. Hungarian Sun

   ii. High Windows

  iii. Smoke & Bells

          o  for flute and viola

          o  premiere in Chicago, IL (May 2016)


- Two Memories of Nature

    i. Petrichor

   ii. Kulig

          o  for two marimbas

          o  sent to the Polish Institute of Music


- Bokeh

    i. Bokeh

   ii. April Showers

  iii. Dancing Mad

  iv. Alluvion

   v. Copenhagen at Night

  vi. Harmonies du Soir

          o  for solo organ

          o  premiere in London, England (March 2015) 

          o  set to dance in Chicago, IL (April 2015)

          o  released online worldwide (November 2015)


- Looking Back

          o  for piano and violoncello

          o  premiere in Chicago, IL (January 2015)





- Downtime

          o  for solo piano

          o  premiere in Bedford, England (December 2014)


- Gupstep (Quiet Please)

          o  for solo electronics

          o  premiere in Bedford, England (December 2014)


- Silent Pique

          o  piano quintet

          o  premiere in Bedford, England (December 2014)


- 17' 18''

          o  for prepared piano





- Memories of Paris

          o  for extended orchestra

          o  premiere in Bedford, England (October 2014)


- Variations on a Frozen Lake

    i. The Frozen Lake

   ii. Blues

  iii. Reds

  iv. Fugue

   v. Finale

          o  for string quartet

          o  premiere in Bedford, England (May 2013)





- The Forest Suite

    i. The Spirit

   ii. Chrysalis

  iii. The Lone Stream

  iv. A Villain Within

          o  serialist suite set to poetry for solo piano





- Paseggiatta in Autunno

          o  for string quintet

          o  Runner-up in Bedfordshire Composition Competition


- Piano Suite

    i. Prelude

   ii. Invention in 2 parts

  iii. Polonaise

  iv. Tragedia

   v. Romance

  vi. Waltz

          o  for solo piano


Philip Glass Michal Dzitko

"I love beer because it at least has the decency to always taste the same"

- Philip Glass


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Candeō, movement II - High Windows (listen in player below)

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Candeō, movement II - High Windows (listen in player below)

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Candeō, movement II - High Windows (listen in player below)

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Candeō, movement II - High Windows (listen in player below)

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Candeō, movement II - High Windows (listen in player below)

Candeō, mvt.II - High Windows Michał Dzitko
A Silent PiqueMichał Dzitko
Michal Dzitko - Chrysalis

 The Forest Suite, mvt.II  -  Chrysalis ​

 Click above for a preview 

 of the Soundscapes of Color libretto