ethnomusicologist and cultural anthropologist; b. 25 July 1983. He graduated from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in musicology and ethnology (MA thesis entitled Didgeridoo in the Age of Globalisation: Contexts for the Use of the Instrument). In 2013 he obtained a doctoral degree (PhD dissertation Polish Musical Traditions in South-Eastern Siberia and their Role in Forming National-Ethnic Identity, supervised by Prof. Bożena Muszkalska).
His research concentrates on the role of music in culture, particularly on the process of forming individual and collective identity. In his works he analyses the significance of music in diasporas, the relation between music and the globalisation process, as well as the use of folklore in popular music. His publications are predominantly based on field studies conducted in Poland and abroad: in Ukraine (2005), Russia (2006, 2011), Brazil (2009), Belarus (2013, 2015), Turkey (2014) and Australia (2015).
Łukasz Smoluch is a member of the Polish Ethnological Society, the Oskar Kolberg Institute in Poznań and Polish Didgeridoo Association. Currently he is a lecturer on the faculty of his alma mater, where he teaches the world’s musical cultures, ethnomusicology, popular music and theory of music. He is also an associate professor at the Oskar Kolberg Institute in Poznań.
updated: November 2015 (wa)
The Didjeridu in Poland: a Global and a Local Context of Using the Instrument, "PaxSonoris” 2012 nr 4
The Man without a Digital Recorder, "New Eastern Europe" 2014 nr 4, s. 201-205