Zbigniew Karkowski (born March 14, 1958 – December 12, 2013) was a Polish experimental musician and composer.
He worked professionally in the areas of written contemporary music, industrial music, pop music and experimental performance for the last 15 years. Karkowski presented his work in more than 30 countries on nearly all continents. He was convinced that it is a responsibility of an artist, in the present time, to travel and move and work around the world in order to learn and understand different cultures and traditions, and also to discover the truth about us and our planet. He was not interested in traditional definitions of "what is music", in his opinion all theory and systems of music as a cultural concept have to be destroyed. So in his latest work, his main concern is the realization of drama with electronic sound, and acoustic walls with scores based on architectures of ruins.