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  • About

    Piotr Nowotnik composes music for games, theatre and film drawing his inspiration from contemporary music, electronic, pop and fusion of world music. Piotr’s contemporary inspirations encapsulate neo-romantic, minimalist and neo-impressionistic idioms. He graduated from Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne with a Degree in Music Composition and is currently finishing his Master Degree in music composition at the University of Melbourne where he conducts his experimentation into extended techniques for forgotten and obscure instruments, such as hurdy-gurdy. His recent commissions include music for 'Pleroma Dance Theater' from Hong Kong (Gan Eden, 2014), 'Human Dance' company from Paris, soundscapes and music for Melbourne-based 'La Mama' theatre piece of Suzie Hardgrave's ('Elizabeth Taylor is my Mother' (2015)) and Elaine Hudson's 'There are Trees that are Dancers' (2014). He worked as sound designer on “Steppenwolf: A Musical Retelling” production in New York, USA. His soundtrack album for “The Journey” (a film by Marco Kamareddine premièred at the Cannes Festival in 2013) has been nominated for “Best Soundtrack Album “award (APRA Screen Awards 2013). He composed and produced three albums with band Umanee which established its original new and inventive style as ‘world music trance-fusion’. Piotr skilfully combines traditional and obscure acoustic sounds with electronic music. He performs and records on a plethora of unique instruments from around the world – hurdy-gurdy,overtone flutes, bawu, Swedish bagpipe, Uyghur viola etc.