Olga Wojciechowska is a Polish composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist whose work drifts between modern classical, experimental and electronic music.
Wojciechowska’s original compositions are frequently sought out by acclaimed directors and choreographers for dance, theatre and multimedia projects around the world.
Her commissioned work includes music for Constellation, Puz/zle, Genesis & Pluto by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, music for The Moon Opera by Yabin Wang and for Woman and Cygne by Daniel Proietto. Her score for Cygne was performed by an orchestra at Oslo Opera House and used in Wim Wenders’ “Cathedral of Culture” motion picture.
In December 2015, a collection of Olga’s commissioned work was released by American record label, Time Released Sound on her debut album, Maps and Mazes. Critical reception to this work was very positive and as a result, Olga’s immersive and introverted music caught the positive attention of fans, record labels and publications.
Her music has since been featured in high-profile compilations released by Ninja Tune, Traum Schallplatten and The Wire.
Wojciechowska’s endless curiosity and subtle electronic treatments of stringed instruments has also led to an involvement with various live ensembles. She has worked with contemporaries such as Greg Haines and Alvaret Ensemble.
Aside from her commissioned work, Olga also creates music for her own pleasure and artistic endeavour.
Much of Olga’s personal work was originally released anonymously under the pseudonym Strië. The alias was borne of a desire to sever ties with her past musical identity, to make daring new music for music’s sake and to do so with freedom and impunity. The music explores the atmospheric and unobtrusive nature of ambient music, a style which has captured her imagination for many years.
As Strië, Olga has released albums with record labels Soundscaping, Time Released Sound and Serein.