COMPOSER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR
Creator of symphonic, chamber and film music. He often combines symphonic cast with electronics and ethnic instruments. His music is performed by Polish and foreign musicians (Berliner Philharmoniker, Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra). As a director and producer, he created such multidisciplinary projects as "Elements", "Phoenix Cities" and "Violemi".
"Elements" is the project combining music and ecological education. During the premiere the philharmonic symphony orchestra also played on instruments made of garbage. He invites scientists to make the educational activities accompanying the project. "Violemi" combines elements of opera, musical and film music. The entire fantasy world was created especially for the project.
His piece "War Horns" was performed at the Warsaw Uprising Museum as part of the "Phoenix Cities" project, that combined music and history. The album "War Horns" was included on the list of "Album of the Year 2018 - Classic". He is the author of symphonic pieces which was presented during the European Football Championships Euro 2012 and at the opening ceremony of ITB 2011, the largest tourism trade show in the world.
"If you've ever wondered what sounds a horn can produce except those you know, then you should listen to the "War Horns", a concert for 10 horns by Poland's Pawel Pudlo. This is an absolutely brilliant piece. […] a symphonic poem that describes the war, the resulting chaos, and the painful consequences. It's an anti-war piece, says Pudlo. It premiered in Gdansk, a symbolic city in the Second World War, but also the birthplace of the "Solidarnosc" freedom movement. The performance by 10 Polish horn players is phenomenal."
Remy Franck's Journal – Pizzicato. Classics In Luxembourg
"Hollywood panache, great orchestration, and choirs."
Jerzy Rzymowski – New Fantastyka Magazine
"Can you play the bottles of yogurt and milk, aluminum cans, old anvil, and a tree trunk along with a symphony orchestra at the concert hall and then receive a standing ovation? Yes, you can - so it was at the Sudeten Philharmonic Concert Hall!"
– WALBRZYCH DLAWAS INFO Magazine
"Pawel Pudlo composed a concerto for ten soloists, who play also as an orchestra […] Excellent arrangement.
An exceptional record."
Hanna and Andrzej Milewski – HI-FI I MUZYKA Magazine
"Thrilling, varied in color music with its agenda embedded in a valid environmental objection. More than a one-hour-long poem touched the Wałbrzych audience. Attentive, focused and pulled into a musical fabric, the listeners awarded the composer with a spontaneous ovation. The work, which was commented upon after the concert, was praised for emotional intensity, cinematographic impressions, surprising use of the performing medium [...] it is great when the musicians of the orchestra together with the audience succumb to a universal fascination with a new work which goes beyond the classical repertoire and meets the expectations of both the performers and the audience."
– SUDETEN PHILHARMONIC
"The playing is excellent; powerful, dynamic, and full of character. […] I have to stress how much I enjoyed the actual playing and indeed – given Pudlo's cinematic background – he achieves some striking and dramatic musical effects. […] some rather unrelentingly sombre writing – lots of musical gloom and doom."
Nick Barnard – Musicweb International
"An interesting new contribution to the horns-in-mass phenomenon created by Polish composer, Pawel Pudlo [...] The horn playing of the recording is superb [...] What you hear is cinematic and blockbuster, reminiscent of the evilest moments of film, such as Saruman’s "Caverns of Isengard" in the Lord of the Rings, or the angry, horrifying horning in "Cape Fear" movie [...] Kudos to Pudlo for his innovative method of marketing this work.‘
Nathan Pawelek – The Horn Call Magazine (International Horns Society)
"The score is full of passion and momentum, which is worthy of many a Western composer of film music. […] Pudlo skillfully uses techniques developed by the contemporary masters of the genre. [...] A huge plus for the arrangements and good mixes. […] such epic and electrifying tracks [...] are few and far between on the Polish market".
Tomasz Goska – FILMUSIC.PL
"The "War Horns" piece sounds very interesting. The tone of ten French horns and interesting, raw harmonic and rhythm structure are the main value of the music album."
Bronislaw Tumilowicz – Tygodnik Przegląd Magazine
"Atypical set of musicians allowed Pudlo to create an original and predatory sonic texture at the symbolic level seamlessly compatible with the piece theme and its message. […] plasticity of sound in conjunction with the melody of recurring themes, make the piece closer to the film scores. […] Pudlo is also a producer and the creative director of his initiated projects the scale of which usually goes spectacularly beyond the score itself. […] Once again, marketing flair of the composer and his ambition to offer the listeners high-quality products can be seen."
Krzysztof Ruszkowski – Soundtracks pl
"Listening to the piece written for an ensemble of 10 French horn players is impressive. Pawel Pudlo harnessed the power inherent in the instruments in the form of a pacifist message to the world mired in wars. In his music, we see the suffering, the pain, but also firm opposition to the reality around us. […] "War Horns" is one of the most remarkable recording projects of 2017."
Robert Ratajczak – Longplay blox pl
"Epic style is present here from the very beginning. There is no time to get bored or whine. "Violemi" is a piece which is surprisingly good and climatic."