Adam Łukawski

Adam Łukawski is a Polish composer of contemporary classical and experimental music.

His music is often inspired by aleatoric techniques, unique harmonic systems, Shepard tones, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. He develops a computer software using his theory of a “Periodic Fractal of Shepard-Risset frequency sets” – a new taxonomy of musical elements allowing very quick music composition.

Adam 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. 

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.

In September 2021, Adam will continue the research connected to his musical computer program as a Ph.D. student at Orpheus Institute (Ghent, Belgium) and Leiden University (Leiden, The Netherlands).

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