Derek Piotr is a Poland-born sound artist based currently in New England whose work focuses mainly on the voice. Has been intern to Meredith Monk; collaborated with AGF and Richard Chartier; and had works featured on ResonanceFM.
His second record, Airing, was nominated by the Jury for the Prix Ars Electronica Prize 2012.
Derek Piotr releases his fourth solo record, Tempatempat, which means both “forging place” (tempa tempat) and “fourth place” (tempat empat) in Indonesian. Tempatempat could be seen as Piotr’s “gamelan album”; after records focused on the sound of bells (Airing, 2012) and Eastern tonality (Raj, 2013), this focus was the next logical step. Unlike Raj, where straightforward rhythms aimed to express simple, primal energy, Tempatempat sees Piotr construct deeply layered and largely complex song-based tracks, the majority of which veer....... more