Professor Witold Osiński, DMus Hab.

Witold Osińs­ki, sound engi­neer, math­e­mati­cian, drum­mer and gui­tarist, grad­u­at­ed from War­saw Uni­ver­si­ty (1982) and the War­saw Acad­e­my of Music (1988) in the class of Pro­fes­sor Krysty­na Diakon, con­tin­u­a­tor of the aes­thet­ic ideas and phono­graph­ic class of one of the founders of the Depart­ment of Sound Engi­neer­ing, Pro­fes­sor Antoni Karużas. W. Osin­ski’s mas­ter’s dis­ser­ta­tion on the phe­nom­e­nol­o­gy of phonog­ra­phy won an award at the Sev­enth Pol­ish Nation­al Com­pe­ti­tion of Mas­ter’s Dis­ser­ta­tions (1990).

Witold Osińs­ki has been work­ing at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music since 1989, first as assis­tant, then as post­doc­tor­al fel­low (1996), asso­ciate pro­fes­sor (2004) and full pro­fes­sor (2015). In the peri­od of 2000–2004 he was Deputy Dean, and dur­ing the terms of office of 2005–2008 and 2008–2012 he held the func­tion of Dean of the Depart­ment of Sound Engi­neer­ing. Dur­ing the 2012 elec­tions he was elect­ed Deputy Dean of the Depart­ment of Sound Engi­neer­ing at the FCUM.

Osińs­ki has been record­ing since 1988, main­ly jazz and ambi­tious pop­u­lar music.

He has also col­lab­o­rat­ed on the sound elab­o­ra­tion of the­atre per­for­mances at the fol­low­ing the­atres: Dra­maty­czny, Współczes­ny, Stu­dio, Żydows­ki, Kome­dia. He has co-oper­at­ed con­tin­u­al­ly with Roma Music The­atre since 2000.

He has realised many record­ings for the cin­e­ma, the­atre and tele­vi­sion includ­ing record­ings of the Ortho­dox choir for Andrzej Waj­da’s film Nas­taz­ja and Grze­gorz Ciechowski’s music for Tomasz Magier­ski’s Mag­ic Broth­ers.

Witold Osińs­ki has worked on the sound ampli­fi­ca­tion of con­certs and litur­gies in church­es and of solo and ensem­ble con­certs in con­cert halls and jazz clubs.

In 1997 Osińs­ki col­lab­o­rat­ed with pro­fes­sor Krzysztof Grabows­ki on the com­par­i­son of the hue of nat­ur­al and arti­fi­cial after­sound (KBN grant) and pre­sent­ed sev­er­al papers at sound engi­neer­ing sym­posia. He also con­duct­ed work­shops at the Fourth War­saw Sci­ence Fes­ti­val.

Witold Osińs­ki believes that the most impor­tant part of the sound engi­neer’s work is cre­ation of the sonoric and spa­tial val­ues of the sound image.

In his leisure time Witold Osińs­ki is a pas­sion­ate moun­tain tourist and also plays chess and reads the works of the found­ing fathers of the catholic church and clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary philoso­phers. His favourite authors are T. Mer­ton and C. S. Lewis.

last modified: 26/06/2015