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Eugeniusz Rudnik

post Contributor sound engineer, composer

Eugeniusz Rudnik (born 1933) - sound engineer, one of the most notable Polish composers of acousmatic music. He was the first engineer of electroacoustic music in Poland, from 1955 associated with Polish Radio, responsible for the final sound shape of many masterpieces by the likes of Krzysztof Penderecki, Włodzimierz Kotoński, Bogusław Schaeffer, Andrzej Dobrowolski and Arne Nordheim. Rudnik’s own composing work developed over the years from pioneering experimental forms to the most diverse kinds of “ars acustica”, rooted most often in the specific character of the radio medium. On this subject, Rudnik holds an exceptional position widely considered a world authority.

Source: PRES Revisited. Józef Patkowski In Memoriam, 2 CD, booklet, 2010. Reprint courtesy of Bôłt Records
Photo: Eugeniusz Rudnik at Polish Radio Experimental Studio in the second half of the 1960s, photographed by Andrzej Zborski. Courtesy of the author.