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Adrian Robak

Adrian Robak

Composer, his composition studies were completed in Professor Alexander Lasoń's class at the Katowice Academy of Music, (2008, honours degree). Alongside composition he also studied the theory of music. During his studies the Minister of Culture and National Heritage twice awarded him a scholarship grant for distinguished results in studies.

In 2015 he received PhD of musical arts (under Professor Eugene Knapik). He composes different kinds of music; namely orchestral, chamber, choral, electronic as well as movie soundtracks. He has scored the soundtrack for the following films – Day of My Life, Marian Kolodziej’s Blocks of Memory, Wolny’s Mission, Doctor Faustus and Toń. His most important symphonic composition include “Gardens” for symphonic orchestra, “Concert for tuba and symphonic orchestra”, Vocal Concerto “Camerata” for mixed choir, “Silesia 1921” for mixed choir and symphonic orchestra (composition was awarded in composers competition) and “This country is no for heroes” for mixed choir and symphonic orchestra.

In his research area are applications of the virtual instruments in music industries and perception of virtual instruments. In 2018-2019, Adrian Robak conducted the research “Virtual instruments as a substitute for real acoustic instruments during production of the film soundtrack”. Results of this research was presented in 6th International Conference on New Music in Treviso (Italy) and International „Music and Science” Symposium in Istanbul (Turkey).

In Krzysztof Kieslowski Film School at the University of Silesia as Assistant Professor he conducted lectures as follows: Film music, Knowledge of music, Sound in audio-visual art, Introduction to history of art and culture. He is a teacher in Upper Secondary School no. 4 in Ruda Slaska (Acoustic and Electroacoustic, Editing Sound Studio, History of Music and Music Literature, Study of instruments, Rules of Music, Ear Training). He has also contract works in Music Academy in Katowice and he lectures Introduction to New Music (earlier Ear Training, Aesthetic of Music).