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Paweł Pudło,

self-taught composer, producer, director; b. 24th June 1983 in Katowice. Scholarship holder of the Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship in the field of culture. In 2012, he won the 3rd prize at the 2nd Transatlantyk Film Music Competition. He composes orchestral, choral and chamber music and often combines symphonic cast with electronics and ethnic instruments.

Pawel Pudlo’s music is performed by Polish and foreign musicians, who cooperates with, among others, Berliner Philharmoniker, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Florence Opera, Sinfonia de Barcelona, Malaysian Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish National Opera, Sudeten Philharmonic, Polish Baltic Philharmonic, NOSPR, Poznan Philharmonic, National Forum of Music and Sinfonia Varsovia.

The composer is a music producer of all his works. As a director and producer, he created such projects as Violemi, Phoenix Cities and Elements.

Violemi - the Slave of Delusion is a fantasy opera that premiered in 2010 with the engagement of more than 90 people. The War Horns anti-war concert premiered at the Solidarity of Arts 2015 festival in Gdansk. The composition was performed by the musicians from Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia. The piece was also performed at the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice and at the Warsaw Uprising Museum as part of the Phoenix Cities project, which combined music and history. Pudlo directed the video for the composition, which promoted the concert on public television and on the Internet. The War Horns album, released in 2017 by DUX, was included on the list of „Album of the Year 2018 – Classic" by the "HI-FI and Music" magazine.

Elements is a concert by Pawel Pudlo, which became the basis for a multidisciplinary project of the same title, combining music, art and ecological education. The premiere took place in 2018 at the Sudeten Philharmonic. The philharmonic symphony orchestra played on recycled instruments – from washing machine drums to plastic bottles. Almost 200 people were involved in the creation of the project, including musicians and academic staff of the University of Wroclaw. The educational activities accompanying the project were addressed to 500 elementary and high school students.

Pawel Pudlo is also the author of an orchestral and choral piece commissioned by UEFA, which was presented during pre-match ceremonies in Poland and Ukraine during the European Football Championships EURO 2012. He also created the music for Poland’s promotional campaign entitled Move Your Imagination, presented at the opening ceremony of the largest tourism trade show in the world - ITB Berlin 2011 Trade Show.

The composer became the protagonist of a documentary film A few questions about hearing the world (2014) that focused on four Polish composers of contemporary and film music. The premiere of the film took place at the Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. The film was also shown on Polish public television as well as at film and music festivals in Poland, France, Israel and Estonia.

Pawel Pudlo participated as an expert in the field of copyright, composition and music production at the International Sports Marketing Days at the headquarters of the Polish Olympic Committee in Warsaw and gave lectures for students and graduates of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and music high schools in Warsaw.

updated: 2019 (ac)

Composer’s website: http://pawelpudlo.com 


Rise of the Challenger for mixed choir, brass and percussion (2005)
Music for the film Decision, dir. Sabin Kluszczyński and David Szatarski (2005)
Music for the film Leni, dir. Bartosz Paduch (2006)
Music for the film 12, dir. Sabin Kluszczyński and David Szatarski (2006)
Symphony No. 1 for symphony orchestra and mixed choir (2007)
Music for the film Go directed by Marek Cichy (2007)
Music for the film Spaces, dir. Ewa Martynkien (2007)
Violemi – The Slave of Delusion (Childhood Land, Discordance and Tragedy, The Crown of Arstonaroth, Corren's Battle March, Full of Sorrow, Hopes, The Battle for Arstonaroth, No Return, Delusion, Legnacheriani, Si Vis Pacem, Ad Victoriam), opera for soloists, mixed choir and symphony orchestra (2010)
Music for the film Cellist, dir. Marek Cichy (2010)
Full Moon for percussion section, bass guitar and piano (2010)
Move Your Imagination – Dance for symphony orchestra and electronics (2011)
Welcome to Poland and Ukraine for symphony orchestra, mixed choir and ethnic drums (2012)
Afghan Border for symphony orchestra and ethnic instruments (2012)
War Horns for 10 horns (2012)
String Quartets, 14 pieces for string quartet (2016)
Calling of Memories for 6 horns (2018)
Three for clarinet, horn and piano (2018)
Elements (The Rock, The Tribe, Earthquake, Ocean Surface, From the Sky, Abyss, Industrial Revolution, Volt, Dome of the World, Technopolis, Equilibrium, Random Access Memory, Artificial Mind, Swarm of Drones, In Flames), symphonic poem for symphony orchestra, mixed choir, ethnic instruments, recycled instruments and electronics (2018)
Missa Brevis for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, two horns, string quartet and two church organs (2019)