'Eastern Egoist' by KOshowKO

In February 2021 Poland and Australia have been in various stages of Covid-19 lockdowns. During this time, I was based in Australia and my mum was living alone in Poland. While the Australian summer was nearing its end, Poland had one of the biggest snowfalls this decade. As I haven't seen big snow in a very long time, my mum started to send me some footage of the snow near her house in Eastern Poland. She used her iPhone for filming and I sued an iPad to create music, a project which became titled 'Eastern Egoist'. This project allowed me and my mum to stay creative and collaborate across the borders and across lockdowns.

  • Martin Koszolko
  • Martin Koszolko
  • Bogumila Koszolko
  • KOshowKO
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    400 AUD
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    Digital. Shot on iPhone 5s
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Director Biography - Martin Koszolko

Dr Martin K. Koszolko is a Polish-born and Melbourne-based video and music producer and academic.
He is a recognised expert in remote music collaboration who has presented at national and international seminars and conferences and has published in the area of the art of collaborative music production and mobile music innovation.

Martin is a music producer known for his creative work under the KOshowKO, Philosophy Of Sound and iubar project monikers. He has extensive experience as a composer, music and video producer and performing musician and is the vice-president of Clan Analogue Recordings, the record label arm of Australia’s longest running electronic music collective. He has produced and contributed to over 50 releases on a number of labels, including Discotexas, Emerald & Doreen and Clan Analogue. His music performances utilise mobile and interactive technologies and have been seen by international audiences.

Martin’s academic research explores various aspects of computer sound production, including remote music collaboration, mobile music making and interactivity in electronic music performance. His practice-led PhD project investigated the impact of remote music collaboration software on music production and involved collaborations with over 40 musicians located in various geographical locations on three continents: Europe, North America and Australia. He has been teaching sound production and other music industry-related disciplines at Melbourne Polytechnic and RMIT University in Australia for over a decade.

Personal website: www.philosophyofsound.info

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