Edmund Cionek’s new music is as vibrant and eclectic as New York, the city in which he lives. Recent works such as American Remix, Aria and Frenzy, and Three Apparitions are lyrical, colorful, and engaging. Others including Spirit of the Lake (Oboe Concerto), Symphony No. 1 (The Adirondacks) and Three Seascapes (piano) reveal a strong connection to the natural world. Years of collaboration with the award-winning a cappella vocal group, The Accidentals, has resulted in unique choral works including Ed Wood: The Sinister Urge (libretto by Albert Evans), I Stand with You (Walt Whitman), and Tribute to the 25th Anniversary of the Gerald Ford Administration. Was sense of humor mentioned here? Older works such as Ghost Rhapsodies, Dream-Land, (NY premiere by the League-ISCM) and Rumble (for Ronald Bishop and Anthony Knight of the Cleveland Orchestra) still resonate. (…wonderfully evocative...New York Times) His theatre works, TRI-SCI-FI: a Chillogy (FringeNYC) and Attack of the 50 Ft Walt Whitman (Mabou Mines, Flea Theatre, Tribeca New Music Festival) have been recognized by the downtown community. (“Authentically bizarre…Village Voice.). Along with wife Patti Wyss, he creates pop arrangements, orchestrations, and other music on demand for The Fifth Avenue Theatre, The Ordway Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Janes, The New Jersey Symphony, Utah Pops, Little Orchestra Society, New Haven Symphony, and others. His music is published by Edward B. Marks Music Company, Carlin America, and EDITIONS Amsterdam.