Instrumentalist, Arranger, Producer
Miroslaw Kukielka "Miro" serves in three roles. One is as senior
producer, and composer of the 4-Corners Project, making the final decisions
on mixing and mastering, and production. He sees his position as first
among equal colleagues, providing the necessary project decisiveness,
while strongly encouraging an instructive guidance from all participants.
Miro has been developing his audio engineering, composition, and performance
skills for 25 years. He is employing a slew of digital and analog technologies
indcluding DigitalPerformer© and ProTools® 24-bit audio platform.
This is particularly critical in capturing and editing live recordings
in the studio, so as to bring the "performance" to the fore while maintaining
the ambient environment and context.
The second role is as linguistic director, ensuring that translations
are true to feel as well as true to definition. The poetics of a composition
are best appreciated by a native, or near native in the original tongue.
In some cases it may be most advisable to leave the original language
untranslated, in others it may be far more accessible to the listener
in translation. Miro makes these judgments, having mastered several
languages and having developed an intuitive sense of the cultures in
which they evolved. This leads to an insightful and respectful probing
of the contributors to keep authenticity at the highest levels.
His most personally fulfilling contributions are as composer and instrumentalist.
As an artist, he penetrates to the common fears and aspirations that
drive the conflicts of ideas and personalities. He captures these essences
in the composition "Dreamcatcher", a boy's picaresque seeking
of solace and meaning amid the confusing realities of life.
For several years, Miro has been working on his "Missa Pro Defunctis" scored for Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists.
Miro was born in Poland. His parents were imprisoned and enslaved in
Nazi concentration camps as children. Unwilling to remain silent about
the abuses under the Communist regime they were exiled in eighties.
This has imbued him with a relentless love of liberty and freedom of
expression. It is only natural that this took form in his education
where the draw of language, literature and music balanced against a
keen interest in political science, and history. He has written for
theater and television and has engineered, arranged and produced for
As a participant in many diverse projects, Miroslaw collaborated with
Dr. Melissa T. Smith in publication of "Selected Bibliography of Ivan
Elagin". Canadian-American Slavic Studies 27, nos. 1-4, available through