MUSIC / MUZYKA
Between 2004 and 2016, Maksymilian Kapelański composed 211 sets of funk-disco loops on a Korg Triton Le workstation. Loops from each set may be combined in real-time into a practically infinite number of musical pieces, each with a different succession of sections, instrumentation, length and formal development. In addition to improvising the actual shape of those pieces, Kapelański improvises melodies and other musical elements over the evolving patterns. In his work, he explores various combinations of funk-disco with club, jazz, electronica, chill-out and non-Western music. Humour is no stranger to his music, with titles such as "My Baby Sitar", "Road-Runner Disco", and others. He gave three live performances of his music in Montreal, including one full-length solo concert.
In 2002, Maksymilian Kapelański performed the first keyboard part in an adaptation of The Who's Tommy staged by the McGill University Opera in Montreal. The Who's Tommy is a rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff based on The Who's 1969 double-album rock opera Tommy, also by Pete Townshend, with additional material by John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Sonny Boy Williamson. The premiere took place in July, 1992. Read the entry about the musical on Wikipedia.
After graduating with an associate diploma in piano performance (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (1992), Maksymilian Kapelański began working as a church and religious service musician.
He worked in Toronto and Montreal with the Roman Catholic Church, United Church, and Anglican Church, providing his services as a permanent, substitute, and on-call musician. Occasions on which he served as musician have included Masses, weddings, and memorial services.
His instruments are the pipe and electric organ, piano, keyboard and synthesizer. The music was played solo and as accompaniment to voice and chorus. In addition to church repertoire and known Classical works, he was called on to perform his sacred electronic compositions at St. Patrick's Basilica, Montreal.