LOUFR is Polish composer Piotr Bednarczyk. His music is focused mainly on instrumental electroacoustic and electronic music. In his work, he focuses on searching for interesting sound structures using unconventional sound extraction techniques and vocal processing. LOUFR’s stylistic interests revolve around the aesthetics of noise, deconstructed club and hyperpop music.
LOUFR’s stylistic interests revolve around the aesthetics of noise, deconstructed club and hyperpop music. He completed composition at the Academy of Music in Wrocław. He is currently a student of medicine in Warsaw. As a composer, he has collaborated with ensembles like Ensemble Adapter, Garage Ensemble, Twenty Fingers Duo, Ensemble Kompopolex, Ensemble Synaesthesis, Black Page Ensembles and others.
isolated point is the second album by Piotr Bednarczyk under his LOUFR moniker, coming out on the 19th of August as the second release on the freshly established Digital in Berlin label. Drawing on elements from club music, IDM, and noise as well as vocal manipulation, Bednarczyk injects everything that feels safe and homely with an eerie atmosphere. It’s an ambiguous album—a product and an expression of the process of confronting thought as sound.
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
The physical and mental aspects of influence of music for me and others.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I started music in primary school, then I went through all the parts of music education and graduated music academy on composition studies. In the beginning, I was playing on the classical guitar and a little later on the piano. After school, during my studies and after, I focused on composing chamber music, as well as producing and performing electronic music.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Autechre – Untitled
Tim Hecker – Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again
Amnesia Scanner – Another Life
Coals – Tamagotchi
Alexander Schubert – Codec Error (not an album, but developed intermedia
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
I associate with contemporary and electronic music.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
My home town is near the Baltic Sea, so when I’m living in Wrocław I like to spend time at least near the river.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
I would be a doctor.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Obsequies – Organn
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I think it’s Autechre.
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
My best gig was at the Idealistic Festival in Warsaw.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
I usually create music for electronic or acoustic instruments with electronics, so the technology is kind of my main tool in the process of creating new works, as well as huge inspiration and starting point in many aspects of the composition.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
I have a sister. She is a pianist and also does the music, but a different genre.