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Name Peter Nowotnik
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User Name Peter Nowotnik
Member Status  Full Member
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Date of birth 20/04/1978
Region Australia 
Interests film music, soundtracks, composition, production, folklore, world music, contemporary classical, concert music
Profile Peter is versatile composer and performer creating music in a variety of genres - from contemporary and classical to pop, folk, world music, electronic and period music. Born in Europe, he ventured onto the music career path in Australia where in 2003
he founded band Umanee, which toured Australia performing original fusion of ancient poetry with Nordic and Middle Eastern folklore. He graduated from Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne with a Degree in Music Composition.

He is continuously engaging in collaborations with artists from across disciplines of arts including video games, film, experimental cinematography, dance theatre and puppetry. Recently, he is collaborating with French group of performing artists and sculptors ( where his music is a dynamic medium for contemporary dance and visual arts.

Peter also created sound installations for Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver (2011) and currently is a recipient of “Bayside Artist Residency” award (Melbourne, Australia) as well as a finalist of international scoring competition "Indie Gathering 2010" (Iowa, USA).

His own recent solo project (“Moonrise” LP) is a result of study and research on forgotten musical traditions and ancient instruments from around the world – like hurdy-gurdy, overtone flutes, bagpipes or lutes - within a contemporary artistic context.