Adam Łukawski, music composer, computer programmer


doctoral researcher (MetamusicX, Orpheus Institute, Gent, Belgium)

affiliated researcher (Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities, The Netherlands)

phd candidate (ACPA, Leiden University, The Netherlands)



I am a music composer, computer programmer and researcher. The focus of my research at Orpheus Institute and Leiden University is on the use of AI and blockchain technologies in music composition. I studied composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam, receiving a Master’s degree in Music Composition with honours (cum laude), and on exchange at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. I gained experience as a computer programmer working as a freelancer and at the Polish Information Processing Society, and as a technological expert keynote speaker at Cortland/Apple Inc. to educational audiences. As a composer, I wrote works for ensembles including Exaudi Vocal Ensemble, Maat Saxophone Quartet, Score Collective, and often collaborated in an interdisciplinary context with graphic artists, dancers, choreographers and theatre directors. I became a laureate of several international composition competitions including the IBLA Grand Prize (New York, USA), Golden Key International Composition Competition (Vienna, Austria), New Music Generation-2019 (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan), In Modo di Lutoslawski (Warsaw, Poland). Some of my works are published by Donemus Publishing in The Hague and received premieres at The Dutch National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam, Concert Hall of The Polish Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, Barbican Milton Court in London, and Ehrbar Hall in Vienna.



Recent publications: 


  • Zreik, Khaldoun. ed. (2022). Computer & Media Art at the Age of Metaverse and NFT: Proceedings of the 7th Computer Art Congress Geneva, Switzerland, (Europia Publishing, Paris, France, 2022). Chapter: Fractal of Periodic Spacetime Sequences as a framework for an interoperable metaverse.




Recent events/lecturing/panels:


  • 7th Computer Art Congress: Computer & Media Art at the Age of Metaverse and NFT (Geneva University of Art and Design, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2022) (video)

  • “Dance and the Blockchain. Commodification and ownership of embodied creativity in the
    crypto space.” (University of Gent, Belgium, August 2022). (video) 


  • “Music NFTs: blockchain for artistic research”, 2-day online seminar (Orpheus Institute, Gent, Belgium, May 2022)


  • „New Mimesis: simulation, models, metaphors and data in music” (Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, United Kingdom, January 2022)