AISKANDER – a Polish avant-garde composer, as well as guitarist and music producer. His artistic pseudonym is the Arabic version of his real name (Iskander) preceded by the letter A. He learned playing keyboard instruments and classical guitar, but his instrumental and composing skills were developed by the musician on his own. The artist performs mainly instrumental jazz-funk, avant-funk and art-pop.
The willingness to improve the creative process inspired Aiskander to work on his own material. In mid-2009 Aiskander recorded his first solo album Tysięczna część radości. The opening songs Róża wiatrów, Fantazja and twelve other compositions woven around the melodic sound of a classical guitar announced the direction continued in the next two albums. His third long-play and the albums: Idylla, Furta and Nostalgia stand out because of the multitude of instruments used to record them. Apart from the well-known ones it is worth to mention: the marimba, the English horn, the Chinese violin - Erhu, or the Persian santoor. According to Aiskander the use of unconventional instruments is inspiring and has a significant impact on the audience.
The integration of high and low culture, as well as the variety of musical techniques and forms, visible in the composer's recent works, clearly fit into the movement of avant-garde and pop art. Aiskander goes beyond the constraints of tonality. As he says himself: Resigning from the tonal system offers more freedom when working. The repetitiveness of musical forms and the tonal understanding of melody and harmony limit the emotions and imagination of both the composer and the audience.