From innovative works for the concert hall to background production music heard on television and media around the world to the creation of experimental video pieces with electronic music, Steve's talent and diversity extends to many aspects of the musical and audio-visual worlds.
He draws his inspiration from conceptual music theory and the natural sciences while preserving an intellectual, compelling and simultaneously evocative and emotional impact with his music.
Kornicki writes concert music based on algorithmic musical processes consisting of contrapuntal textures of non-melodic lines and structures built from sustained tones and repeated single note patterns with an underlying tonal or modal harmonic foundation resulting from planned improvisations involving slow motion 12-tone rows and fractal rhythms. His music, no matter how conceptual, always maintains a continuous sense of drama. Kornicki studied music composition and music theory with Jeffrey Mumford (a student of Elliott Carter), guitar with William Peters and jazz performance with John David Simon at Philadelphia’s Settlement Music School.