Tomek Regulski’s work as a composer is driven by an interest in color, stillness, and space; and typically carries the intention of creating a meditative experience for the listener. His style is often characterized by the use of soft sounds, sustained sonorities, and extended periods of silence.
Regulski’s music has been performed in the USA and abroad, by ensembles such as the Capital City Symphony, TEMPO New Music Ensemble, University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble, and members of the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra; as well as by individuals such as Maciej Frackiewicz, Evan Runyon, Carlos Cordeiro, Corrine Byrne, Natalie Spehar and Glenda Bates. Additionally, Regulski is a member of the international ensemble Common Sounds as both composer and sitarist.
Regulski has received several grants from the University of Maryland in support of his work, and has been a visiting composer to the UMD Department of Dance. His primary teachers have been Thomas DeLio, Paul Goldstaub, and Thomas Licata.
In September 2006, Regulski began formal studies in Hindustani classical music with the late sitarist Acharya Roop Verma. Roopji was an exponent of the Maihar tradition, having been a pupil of both maestros Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar.
Since Roopji’s passing, Regulski continues to study sitar with Arjun Verma, as well as maestro Krishna Mohan Bhatt. Additionally, Regulski is a student of the Dagarbani tradition of Dhrupad, learning surbahar under the guidance of Jeff Lewis, and voice with the renowned Gundecha Brothers.
Regulski is on faculty at the East West School of Music at Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY; which was founded by Roop Verma, who had a vision of bringing together musicians from all styles and traditions so they may share their art with each other.