Mikołaj Rytowski is a percussionist, performer, and improviser based in Basel, Switzerland. His practice departs from the conventional understanding of percussion as a musical instrument and instead engages with sound and creativity through more organic and innovative means.
Mikołaj in his work focuses on composer-performer collaboration, where apart from presenting work, he engages in process of its creation. As creator and improviser, he continuously explores percussion and electronic instruments possibilities, investigating routes for new combinations and sonic discoveries.
He has performed across Europe with many notable artists and groups, having an opportunity to play on such festivals as ManiFeste Paris, Time of Music Viitasaari, Warsaw Autumn, Gaudeamus, Sanatorium of Sound Skolowsko, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Rümlingen Festival, Zeiträume Basel, impuls. Academy for Contemporary Music, Darmstadt Summer Course, Luzern Festival.
Rytowski will join reConvert for the performance of Plerome (Luciano Azzigotti), and Human User Interface (Andreas Eduardo Frank + reConvert)