Cezary Maciej Ostrowski (born 30 September 1962) is a Polish composer, musician, songwriter, author, visual artist and journalist.
Ostrowski was born in Brzeg, Lower Silesia. He is best known for his work as a leader of the critically acclaimed new wave band Bexa Lala, established in 1983. Before that, he had fronted the groups: Taz and Leo Patett in the early 1980s, bands renowned for their rough, and violent sound influenced by free jazz, electronica, and post-punk. In 2001, he formed the jazz duo Trzaska & Ostrowski that released the album Blades. In 2003 his another duo Swietlicki & Ostrowski released the album Crawl. Ostrowski's music is generally characterised by intensity and a wide variety of influences.
Ostrowski's works were selected for 2004 The Wired Magazine CD Rip MIx Sample Mash Share contest and for 60x60 International mix in 2005. Ostrowski runs his own record label Pleroma Records and publishes his work with Psychofon Records in Germany.
In 2019 Ostrowski released his latest jambient (jazz-ambient) album The Holy Gomon Crucade with Krzysztof Dys (piano) and Maciej Fortuna (trumpet).
Most recently Ostrowski formed a jambient duo Pszczoły with Maciej Fortuna (trumpet). They perform only in churches and odd, abandoned places chosen for their unique acoustic properities.
Cezary Ostrowski currently lives in Poznań, Poland.
In his last musical search, Ostrowski uses the language of microelectronics, which may evoke, for example, the achievements of the German artist Jan Jelinek from a dozen or so years ago, also (but not only) those he made with the off-jazz trio Triosk. The language of the artist can also be associated with some of the achievements of such artists as Vladislav Delay, Alva Noto, Mr. Sonic, Christian Fennesz. - Tomasz Janas, Czas Kultury, 2019