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Robert Piotrowicz

Resident Artist

Robert Piotrowicz is one of the most prolific artists in the Polish experimental and improvised music scene. He develops his own solo projects and also collaborates with world's leading sound artists and musicians.

As an instrumentalist, he works mainly with his own live performance setup, developed around his electric guitar and analogue modular synthesiser. He is both an accomplished performer of his own music and experienced improviser in different instrumental configurations wit other artists. His other activities include electro-acoustic studio compositions, composing for theatres, participation in interdisciplinary art projects and sound installation.

Piotrowicz has developed his trademark sound of intense dynamics seized indramatic and balanced form. Several albums with his solo music had been released, the last one so far, "Lasting Clinamen" in 2008, highly acclaimed by the critics around the globe.

Robert Piotrowicz as intrumentalist and composer works most often with Anna Zaradny, Burkhard Stangl, Zbigniew Karkowsk. Other collaborators in recent yerars included Jerome Noetinger, Xavier Charles, Lasse Marhaug, John Hegre, Valerio Tricoli, John Butcher, Tony Buck, Oren Ambarchi, Kevin Drumm, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Lionel Marchetti and others.

The long list of interdisciplinary projects that Piotrowicz participated in include: "Zmartwychwstanie", "Homage", TOJTOJ, "Summe von Nullen", "Definition". He composed music for theatre plays: "Lastade" " Lasztownia 2008. Cztery obrazy w przestrzeni" (dir. J. Turkowski,I. Thormann, Teatr Kana), "Smierc czlowieka wiewiórki",
"Bóg/Honor/Ojczyzna: Katarzyna Medycejska".

Poetry, literature projects:
"Herbert: Reconstrukcja Poety" (dir. M. Liber. Teatr usta usta/2xu. Warsaw 2008
"Hra na Ohradu"(dir. L. Jiricka, text . Stanislav Dvorský, Prague 2008)
"Pan Cogito"(Zbigniew Herbert, Bucuresti 2009, 2cd audiobook)

Piotrowicz participated in many international events and festivals,
including: "In Between" Chicago 2001, Jazz in E. in Germany,
Copenhagen Jazz Festiwal 2001, Audio Art Festival 2000, Muzyka z Mozgu
2000, Artgenda 2002, Horbar Festival Hamburg 2002, ALTF4 Warszawa,
Nova Paka 2003, Inländer Raus! Berlin 2003, SKIFF, NPAI Pathenay, Aux
Pole'n, Densities 2005, Ultra Hang 2007, Hapzura 2007 Club
Transmediale 2008, Stimul 08 and others.

Together with Anna Zaradny he runs the Musica Genera label and annual festival.

Robert Piotrowicz - Rurokura meets Jelito mini cdr (polycephal)
Robert Piotrowicz / Burkhard Stangl / Anna Zaradny - Can't Illumination cd
(musica genera)
Robert Piorowicz - The Path To The Death cdr (phase!)
Robert Piotrowicz - Rurokura and Final Warn cd (emd records)
Xavier Charles / Robert Piotrowicz - /// cd (emd records)
Robert Piotrowicz - Lasting Clinamen (musica genera)

Robert Piotrowicz - Rurokura and Easterd Europen Folk Music Research vol.2 (bocianrecords)

Robert Piotrowicz