Jerzy Bielski is a composer, experimental music theatre maker, installation designer and performer. He develops works at a cross-point between music, theatre, dance, and installation – with a strong formal and innovation-oriented approach.
Bielski has received Gold Award for his piece “not only FUTURISTS” at Amsterdam Fringe Festival in 2015. He has also been a finalist of an international competition Danse Élargie in Seoul, S. Korea, with the music dance theatre piece + – / , 1 = _ ; X % . His work has been presented at: National Arts Festival (S. Africa), Danse Élargie (S. Korea), Festival de Royaumont (France), Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (Amsterdam), SPRING festival (Utrecht), Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Amsterdamse Bostheatre, Tivoli Vredenburg (Utrecht), Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Theatre Kikker, Het Orgelpark, Brakke Grond, Het Huis Utrecht, TR Warszawa, MOCAK (Krakow), Café Oto (London), The Vortex (London), BUMA (The Hague), etc…
He has entirely created seven performances of experimental music theatre and one film/immersive 360° VR show for Futurists Foundation, Gaudeamus, Silbersee, Amsterdamse Bostheatre, and Orgelpark. As a guest composer has written music to the other ten theatre performances as well as designed installations or/and new original instruments (acoustic and electronic) to six of them – in the Netherlands, UK and Poland. He had been a leader of a 9-piece hyper-prog-rock band Circuit , which has received Emerging Excellence Award for the album “Codes” (London, UK, 2012). In 2017-19 Bielski had been “New Maker” of Performing Arts Fund NL and artist in residence at Gaudeamus (Utrecht). During this time, he made a series of trips to over a dozen contemporary music and theater festivals in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, and the UK. Britain, took individual lessons with Jenifer Walshe, Richard Ayres, Frances Sanders, and Jan Klata, and also created a 1.5-hour piece of music theater for 12 performers, called Zamenhof Project: Breaking the Codes, performed, among other places, at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ.
Jerzy Bielski (born in Białystok, Poland) lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He graduated from Middlesex University in London and Conservatorium of Amsterdam. Bielski is a director of Futurists Foundation.