Sunday, September 15, 2013


RPE Duo is a live act that explores interaction between trumpet and live electronics. Electronic grooves combine electro-acoustic improvisation with techno/dub in an experimental manner. The trumpet interacts with electronics, aiming to contrast/duplicate the electronic timbre. Improvisations slowly develop in time into dense noise or fragmented pieces. None of the material is scored however each sound is carefully crafted. Visuals used in the show, expose how limited material can entertain and evolve, these produced during the concert range from clear to abstract images. Radek is using Elektron Machinedrum and Octatrack, processing, recording and mixing the performance live. Matt is improvising with trumpet and interacting with the effects and rhythms while being live sampled.

RPE Duo has toured UK, Ireland and USA. In 2012, the ensemble performed as Jamey Aebersold guest artists at UNC - Chapel Hill (USA).




Matthew Postle (b. 1982, USA) Matthew is an accomplished trumpet artist in contemporary, jazz, and classical fields with performance experience at major musical festivals throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, China, and North America. He received his PhD from University of York in 2011focusing on Improvised Music. 

Currently residing in the US, Matthew teaches at three universities in Charlotte, NC, and performs regularly throughout the southeast region. Postle has taught jazz studies courses at both Florida State University (2005-2006) and University of York (2007-2010). Matthew has shared the stage with a wide range of artists and ensembles including Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Ron Miles, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, the ICP Orchestra, the Airmen of Note Big Band, and members of both the Lincoln Center and Count Basie Orchestras. 

Radoslaw Rudnicki (b 1982, Poland) Composer, performer and sound artist focused on using improvised material in multidisciplinary projects. Radoslaw have been announced Ambassador of Jazz in the North of England (2013) with his project Space F!ght. He worked as a sound designer and music composer with Dhyaan Design and Lomo Poland, made number of audio visual installations for Hedonskate and Jam Jar Collective. In 2008 Radoslaw has been shortlisted by Sound and Music(UK) as one of the most exciting emerging composers living in UK. He made pieces for theatre, film and game sound design, collaborated with dance choreographers and visual artists. Radoslaw complited his PhD in Digital Composition at the University of York and is working with technology and multimedia in Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI, York). He is interested in interactive multimedia, visual arts and multidisciplinary projects combining art and science. Radoslaw provided Music Technology workshops for universities, schools and youth groups in UK and USA. He performed and exposed his work in festivals and art galleries in Poland, UK, Italy, Ireland, France, Hungary, Greece, Russia, Brazil and USA