Dr Dobromila Jaskot is an internationally recognised composer, pianist and educator, born in Poland, living in 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.
Dobromila focuses on sound exploration and acoustic phenomena, searching for unique timbre and textural innovations. Her most current area of exploration is a structure balancing between rich, radical sound attack and silence. She often combines instrumental sound with performers’ organic sound side-effects (emphasising any voice related articulation, or body gestures), creating a unique compositional language.
Her music has been frequently commissioned and performed at international festivals, such as Totally Huge New Music Festival (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.
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, Karin Hellqvist, and Andrzej Bauer, among others.