bio

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Background

Dr Dobromila Jaskot is an internationally recognised composer, pianist and educator, born in Poland, living in Perth, Australia. She had obtained her musical education in Poland (PhD at Wroclaw Music Academy, 2011), alongside with various international courses for composers, and new music performance workshops for pianists. In the years 2005-2015 she was a lecturer at Music Academy in Bydgoszcz (Poland), and currently she is invited by various international universities as a guest lecturer, e.g. Tilde New Music Academy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, University of Western Australia, or Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Music

Dobromila focuses on sound exploration and acoustic phenomena, searching for unique timbre and textural innovations. Her most current area of interest is a structure balancing between rich, radical sound attack and silence, as well as in-depth timbral exploration. She often combines instrumental sound with performers’ organic sound side-effects (emphasising any voice related articulation, or body gestures), creating a unique compositional language, all being emphasied by expressively enriching tools, such as electronics or video.

Her music has been frequently commissioned and performed at international festivals, such as Totally Huge New Music Festival (Perth, Australia), Scale Variable and Outcome Unknown presented by Tura New Music (Perth, Australia), Other Minds Festival (San Francisco, USA), UltraSchall (Berlin, Germany), Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (Bendigo, Australia), MUSMA Music Masters on Air (EU), as well as various festivals in Poland, such as Warsaw Autumn, Musica Electronica Nova, Musica Polonica Nova, Brand-New Music Festival, The Festival of Premiers, and many others. Dobromila has been regularly invited and interviewed on international radio programs such as Polish Radio 2, Deutsche Rundfunk, ABC Classic, or RTR FM Difficult Listening, as well as journals such as Glissando (Poland), or Real Time (Australia).

She has been collaborating with leading new music performers and ensembles, including Elision Ensemble, Ensemble Modern, Argonaut String Quartet, Silesian Quartet, New Music Orchestra, Del Sol Quartet, Mercury Quartet, and soloists Jonathan Powell, Anton Lukoszevieze, Hayk Melikyan, and Tristen Parr, among others. Thanks to one of her most loved musical media, voice, she has been collaborating with experimental and popular music singers, such as beat-boxer, Zgas, or death metal vocalist, Karina Utomo, who was one of the participants in creating a collaborative composition with Cat Hope for the 2018 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address.