Eugeniusz Rudnik. Photo by Ula Klimek
Composer and sound engineer Eugeniusz Rudnik is hailed as one of the first producers of electroacoustic music in Poland, and the co-creator of the so-called Polish school of electroacoustic music. He was born in Nadkole on 28 March 1933 and died on 24 October 2016. After graduating in Electronics, Rudnik began working for Polish Radio in Warsaw in 1955, and from 1958 he collaborated with Polish Radio Experimental Studio. Between 1967–68 he worked at the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Studio for Electronic Music in Cologne. he taught at the Music Academy in Warsaw, where he conducted classes in electroacoustic music technology. Rudnik collaborated with numerous outstanding Polish artists, including Krzysztof Penderecki, Włodzimierz Kotoński and Bogusław Schaeffer.