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Artist in residence 2017-2019

Music pioneer Jerzy Bielski

Music pioneer

Jerzy Bielski

As of 2017 Polish composer Jerzy Bieslki will be artist in residence at Gaudeamus. As such he will get an intensive working period for his expressive music theatre productions. Bielski’s residency is supported by a Nieuwe Makers grant from the Fonds Podiumkunsten.

In 2008 Bielski decided to become a professional jazz musician and got his BA at Middlesex University in London. However, in the meantime Jerzy managed to develop his passion for experimental, improvised sounds coming out of his Minimoog synth, playing, recording two albums and touring with a quartet Lanza! To divert from his not always straight path even more, he started his numerous attempts of organising the chaos of free improvisation and his own life, by putting it on paper in the form of dots and lines.

Jerzy Bielski is one of the talented young music pioneers Gaudeamus Muziekweek has been closely monitoring. At the festival 2015 his performance (not only) Futurists, for which he won the Amsterdam Fringe Award, was on the programme and in 2016 his music theatre production, with the wonderful title + – /, 1 = _; X%, was performed.