composer, b. 29th May 1981 in Toruń. In 2005, she graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Poznań, where she studied composition with Lidia Zielińska. She completed Postgraduate Studies in Special and Computer Composition, Film and Theatre Music at the Academy of Music in Wrocław (2007) and Postgraduate Studies of Film and Computer Music and Audiovisual Arts in the Academy of Music in Łodź. In 2011, she obtained her PhD in composition at the Academy of Music in Wrocław. In 2005-2015, she was a lecturer at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz and the head of its Electroacoustic Music Studio.
She has taken part in numerous courses for composers and performers, such as the International Course for Composers in Jelenia Góra (1999), the Chamber Music Course in Nowy Sącz (1999), the Course for Performers of 20th-Century Piano and Vocal Music in Bystrzyca Kłodzka (1999, 2000), The “Acanthes” International Course for Composers in Villeneuve-les-Avignon (2002), the International Workshops of Contemporary Music in Cracow/Stuttgart (2002), the International Workshops of Contemporary Music – New Technologies and Multimedia Art in Gdańsk (2002), the Composition Workshops “New Music – Contemporary Composition Techniques” in Warsaw (2003), the International Bartók Seminar in Szombathely, Hungary (2003), and Workshops of Interactive Music in Wrocław (2005).
Dobromiła Jaskot has won awards in national and international competitions for composers and performers, including the 3rd prize in the “Crescendo” National Competition for Composers in Tarnów (1999), a finalist place in the 20th-Century Music Competition for Young Performers, the 1st prize in the “Youth Forum” International Competition for Composers in Warsaw (2000), a finalist place at the “Kultursalon Hoerbiger” International Competition for Pianists and Composers in Vienna (2005), the 3rd prize in the Zbigniew Herbert Competition for Composers (2007), a 2nd stage finalist of the 1st OPUS Public Media Awards (2008). She was also awarded the President of Toruń City Award (2000), the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship for outstanding achievements in the field of music (2000, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2017), AUKSO Foundation scholarship (2004), the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung scholarship (2007), ZAiKS Authors' Association scholarship (2010), the award of the Chancellor of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz for her artistic and teaching activity (2011), the Governor of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province Award (2013). She participated in the international CCM Composer-in-Residence Project in Mills College in California (2010).
Her compositions have been frequently commissioned by and performed at international festivals, such as the “UltraSchall” International Festival of New Music in Berlin, “Warsaw Autumn”, “Musica Electronica Nova” and “Musica Polonica Nova” in Wrocław, “Poznań Music Spring”, "Festival of Premieres" in Katowice, “Malta” Theatre Festival, Contemporary Music Week in Esbjerg, as well as other events in Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Denmark, Austria, Portugal, Australia. Her music has been broadcast by, among others, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg, Polish Radio Channel 2, Radio Bis, Radio Copernicus, Radio Monaliza. On 7th April 2006 the Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw presented the world premiere of her interactive chamber opera Fedra (2005-2006). This performance was awarded by "Polityka” magazine as one of the eight most important events of the year in the "classical music" category.
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, Jonathan Powell, Anton Lukoszevieze, Karin Hellqvist, and Andrzej Bauer.
Dobromiła is interested in multimedia art, especially interactive projects. She 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.
Currently she lives and works in Australia. She is invited by various international universities as a guest lecturer, e.g. Tilde New Music Academy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is actively engaged in the organization of interdisciplinary conferences, festivals and concerts of contemporary music (particularly – electro-acoustic and multimedia). She also gives concerts as a pianist performing contemporary music. She is a member of the SOUNDSTORM new music ensemble.
updated: 2017 (wa), 2020 (ac)
Artist's website: www.dobromilajaskot.com
Ehwaz for two percussionists (2002)
Atnongara for solo piano (2002)
anAphrase for violin and tape (2003)
phrasAmador for cello and tape (2003)
how-who for female voice and live electronics (2003)
Liija for tape (2003)
Gardens for tape (2003)
Hagalaz for clarinet, cello and piano (2004)
Ingwaz for instrumental ensemble (2005)
Fedra, interactive chamber opera (2005-2006)
The Spiral of Light for recorder (or transverse flute), 2 violins and cello (2006)
hannah for cello and electronics (2007)
Linearia for string quartet (2007)
Res for solo piano (2007-2008)
Hum for Kwartludium and beat-boxer (2008)
Hum… for beat-boxer, clarinet, violin, piano and percussion (2009)
eXntropia for large symphony orchestra (2009)
Music for the theatre play Ksiądz Marek , dir. by Paweł Goźliński (2009)
Music for the theatre play Różowe Strusie Pióra dir. by Aneta Groszczyńska (2009)
Chopin Quest, audio-visual project (2010)
Music for the theatre play Fabrec dir. by Małgorzata Głuchowska (2010)
Echeveria for large symphony orchestra (2011)
Catty Didos for tape (2012)
Aeshna for piano quartet (2012)
Chatayu for instrumental ensemble (2012)
Music for the theatre play Judyta, dir. by Paweł Goźliński (2012)
Bright Star for piano (2013)
Eizzcok for tape (2013)
Small Ball, interactive installation for children (2013)
Elferiae for string quartet (2013)
Slejpnir for male voice, piano, percussion objects and amplification (2014)
Hgrrrsht for 2 amplified flutes and larynxs (2015)
Loogshmaar for 26 loudspeakers (2015)
Soarrrshtoong for solo violin (2017)
Silenced for voice and electronics (2018)
Spri for piano (2019)