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Dobromila Jaskot : Associate Artist

Dobromiła Jaskot is an internationally active Polish-Australian composer, pianist and widely experienced music educator. Her specialisations in composition are instrumental (from solo to orchestra), electro-acoustic and theatre music, alongside multimedia collaborations.

Photo of Dobromila Jaskot

Photo: Nik Babic

Dobromiła's musical aim focuses on exploring sound quality, timbre and texture as a developing of Polish post-avant-garde sound aesthetic from the second half of the 20th century called sonorism, combined with the newest analytical discoveries in sound spectrum. In her unique way, Dobromiła's music consists of broad sound explorations based on timbre and sound spectrum awareness, alongside acoustic phenomena. In her area of exploration, there is a strong emphasis on perception of sound and musical expression as a guidance for the listener. Experiments with unique timbre or external sound additions (instrumentalists' voices, non-instrumental objects) invoke listeners' curiosity of the unique sound complexity.

Dobromiła's music has been presented at major international festivals, e.g. commissions from the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music (PL), and Musica Eletronica Nova (PL), MUSMA European Broadcasting Festival (EU), Contemporary Music Week in Esbjerg (DK), Grand Theatre - National Opera (PL), with performances at the Totally New Music Festival in Perth (AU), Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (AU), Ultra Schall Festival in Berlin (DE), and the 14th Other Minds Festival in San Francisco (USA), among others.

Other achievements include international fellowships, such as Ernst von Siemens Musikstifung (DE), the European Union National Institute for Culture in Brussels (EU), Collegium Europeaum Jenense (DE), composer-in-residence at the Djerrasi Composer Artists Program in California (USA), as well as several international projects nominations such as Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (FR), International Rostrum of Composers (PT), and multiply creative fellowships from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland.

She has collaborated with leading contemporary music interpreters, such as Elision Ensemble (AU), Argonaut String Quartet (AU), Ensemble Modern (DE), Mercury Quartet (UK), Flute o'clock (PL), and Jonathan Powell (UK/PL), among others.

Additionally, during her academic career, she has obtained PhD in composition whilst being successful as a lecturer (Vice-Chancellor's Award, Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, Poland). As a teacher (music, composition, piano), she has gained rich experience in higher education (Poland, UK, Australia). She has also conducted a range of creative workshops and given presentations about new music to people of various ages and backgrounds.

Dobromila Jaskot — current to June 2019

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Hgrrrsht : for 2 amplified flutes and throats (2015) Commission by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, 2015
Digital sheet music sample Slejpnir : for male voice, piano, percussion objects and amplification (2014) Co-commissioned by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, and Musica Polonica Nova Festival
Digital sheet music sample Elferiae : for string quartet (2013) Commissioned by Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, 2013
Digital sheet music sample Linearia : for string quartet (2007) Commissioned by Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music