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).

Upcoming events:

10 June 2021, 20:00, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (online)
Composers’ Festival Amsterdam
“Going in Circles” for piano (Jagoda Stanicka) (world premiere)
“Loops” for ensemble (Score Collective) (world premiere)

13 June 2021, 20:00, Het Orgelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (online)
Composers’ Festival Amsterdam
“Looking familiar…but why?” for Utopa midi-organ (world premiere)

15 June 2021, 19:00, Prom Kultury, Warsaw, Poland (online)
Spontaniczne Kompozytorskie Spotkania, Fundacja KOLD
New spontaneous composition for saxophone, piano and accordion

22 September 2021, 19:30, O’culto da Ajuda, Lisboa, Portugal
Talentos Emergentes, Maat Saxophone Quartet
“Humors” for saxophone quartet (2018)

3 December 2021, 20.15, Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Song Books, Score Collective
“Reset, new times again” for mezzo-soprano and ensemble (world premiere)