about

Derek Piotr (b. 1991) is a folklorist, performer and composer based in New England, whose work focuses primarily on the human voice. His work covers genres as diverse as folk, leftfield pop, chamber, and dance; and is primarily concerned with tenderness, fragility, beauty and brutality. He has collaborated with artists including Maja Ratkje, Don’t DJ, and Thomas Brinkmann across various disciplines. His work was nominated by the jury for Prix Ars Electronica in 2012, and has featured on UbuWeb and BBC.

email · cv [pdf] · soundcloud

bandcamp · ubuweb · discogs

press quotes:

“futuristic folk music that’s incredibly accessible” – Toneshift
“highly original” – Bleep
“a restless intelligence” – PopMatters
“one-of-a-kind sound” – XLR8R
“a deft understanding of folk traditions” – Entropy Magazine
“a most intriguing mix of electronic pop song and acoustic composition” – BBC Radio 3
“years of pushing his vocals into groundbreaking new territory” – Stray Landings

press images:

by matty bovan
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by kyle montemurro
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live 2019, by duncan figurski
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