I recently took a short vacation break and went sailing with some of my good friends to Greece (starting in Pireus and visiting Hydra and Poros among others). We have been sailing for a few days already, my last week’s everyday was a distant memory and was replaced by everyday blue vastness and windy spaciousness. […]
Maciek Dobrowolski is a Polish film music composer with broad experience in writing music for picture. Maciek scored his first feature film at the age of 24 and wrote music which was described as exquisitely beautiful, thematic score by one of the biggest film music reviewers and a member of Internation Film Music Critics Association, James Southall (for more testimonials please visit TESTIMONIALS section). Recently Maciek started working on a Bulgarian-Polish feature film entitled Radiogram (dir. Rouzie Hassanova).
Besides feature films, Maciek has already had a chance to work on TV series (Paranormal, dir. Paweł Orwat), short movies (Granica, reż. Łukasz Dębski; Warszawa, reż. Adam Zych – to name a few) and video games (They Metropolis Software, Godfire: Rise of Prometheus Vivid Games/Platige Image).
Maciek`s musical voice is unique and very characteristic and was occasionaly comapared to that of Georges Delerue – his compositions are heavily thematic, often full of mysticism and awe. Maciek has collaborated with artists such as Robert Amirian, KARI, Jan Stokłosa and Marcin Ruminski (Shannon).
PRIZES AND WORKSHOPS
- FMF Young Talent Award 2014 (Film Music Festival in Kraków) – 2nd prize
- Transatlantyk Film Music Competition – Finalist (2014)
- Sundance Composers` Lab – Finalist (2013)
Maciek has also participated in FMF Film Scoring Masterclasses during the Kraków Film Music Festival (both in 2013 and 2014) and exclusive Jeff Rona (who collaborated with Hans Zimmer on Black Hawk Down) film scoring workshop in Cologne (2013).
Maciek wrote what can only be described as an exceptional score for Clockwise. The strength of the compositions are such that they stand alone as beautiful pieces of music, but the way they support and enhance the action on screen is superb. With this excellent debut score Maciek shows the potential to become a very significant score composer.
I get sent numerous promotional albums and rarely review them (there doesn’t seem much point reviewing something which nobody can buy) but it’s clear I would have to make an exception for this one, such is its strength. Dobrowolski – who is only 25 – has fashioned an exquisitely beautiful, thematic score (…)