Adam Łukawski

Adam Łukawski is a Polish composer and artistic researcher. His music is often inspired by aleatoric techniques, unique harmonic systems, Shepard tones, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies.

He develops a computer software based on his “Fractal of periodic musical elements” – a new taxonomy of music allowing very quick music composition, and researches this theory as a Ph.D. candidate at Orpheus Institute (Ghent, Belgium) and Leiden University (Leiden, The Netherlands). Previously studied at Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Richard Ayres and Willem Jeths receiving a Masters’ degree in Music Composition with honors (cum laude), and on exchange at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with Julian Anderson.

Adam wrote works for ensembles including Exaudi Vocal Ensemble, Maat Saxophone Quartet, Score Collective, and also often collaborates in an interdisciplinary context with graphic artists, dancers, choreographers and theatre directors. He became a laureate of several international composition competitions including the IBLA Grand Prize (New York, USA), Golden Key International Composition Competition (Vienna, Austria), New Music Generation-2019 (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan), In Modo di Lutoslawski (Warsaw, Poland). His works are published by Donemus Publishing in The Hague and are performed widely across Europe receiving premieres at, among others, The Dutch National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam, Concert Hall of The Polish Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, Barbican Milton Court in London, Ehrbar Hall in Vienna.