Robert Piotrowicz

Robert Piotrowicz

Robert Piotrowicz is one of the most prolific artists in the Polish experimental and improvised music scene. He develops his own solo projects and 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 with 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 in dramatic and balanced form. Several solo albums have been released, the last one of which "Lasting Clinamen" in 2008, was highly acclaimed by the critics around the globe.

Robert Piotrowicz as intrumentalist and composer often works with Anna Zaradny, Burkhard Stangl and Valerio Tricoli.  Other collaborators in the recent years have included Oren Ambarchi, Jerome Noetinger, Xavier Charles, Lasse Marhaug, John Hegre, Tony Buck, Kevin Drumm, and others.

Piotrowicz participated in many international events and festivals, including: "In Between" Chicago 2001, Jazz in E. in Germany, Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2001, Audio Art Festival 2000, Muzyka z Mozgu 2000, Artgenda 2002, Horbar Festival Hamburg 2002, ALTF4, SKIFF, NPAI Pathenay, AuxPole'n, Densities 2005/2009, Ultra Hang 2007, Hapzura 2007 Club Transmediale 2008, Stimul 08, Whatismusic? 2009, All Ears 2010 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. Four pictures in Space", "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 Dvorsk!, Prague 2008), „Pan Cogito”(Zbigniew Herbert, Bucuresti 2009, 2cd audiobook), „RANCIO” (dir. L. Jiricka text. Emil Cioran, Prague 2010, radio play).

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