Brunette Models

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Brunette Models
Birth name Piotr Krzyżanowski
Also known as Peter Krzyzanowski, 'Ερημίτης Κατώτερος (Eremites Katoteros)
Born 1974 (age 43–44)
Origin Toruń, Poland
Genres Ambient, Experimental music, Atmospheric Music, Electroacoustic music, Deep Listening, Hesychasm
Years active 1991-present
Labels Anadyomene' Secret Rec., Generator Rec.
Associated acts Agnes de Venice, Xenia Agapene
Website Anadyomene' Secret Rec.

Brunette Models is a Polish-Cypriot musical project for experimental electronic music and sound sculpture, in the style of ambient music, atmospheric, hesychasm, deep listening music, and is a pioneer of this kind of music in Poland.[1][2][3]

Piotr Krzyżanowski[edit]

Brunette Models is the alter ego of the artist Piotr Krzyzanowski, who was born (1974) and grew up in Toruń (Poland). He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń).[1] He was involved in projects for the Warsaw Electronic Festival (WEF)[4] and Contemporary Electronic Soundscapes (CES).[5] He also was a journalist of the „Estrada i Studio” magazine.[6] Krzyzanowski is active in music production (Agnes de Venice, Xenia Agapene) and the implementation of sound, too. He performed live at the International Ambient Festival in Gorlice, July 2004[7][8] and many more. The music of Brunette Models has been played by radio stations.[9] In August 2009 a video-clip by Polish multimedia-artist Joanna Cholascinska was released with a track from the „Apsychastenia” album.[10] Krzyzanowski designed and constructed hardware and software for high-resolution recording (Digital eXtreme Definition) on a 24-bit/352.8 kHz workstation.[11] Krzyzanowski founded the Cypriot label Anadyomene' Secret Records. After 10 years this site was closed by a massive hacker attack. From 2018 April, the web-portal has been fully working again.

Musical development[edit]

A characteristic of Brunette Models music is that it homes in on the dominant tone color, as a fundamental aesthetic value, which is a trait of synesthetes. For the past few years he has not officially published pressed albums.[12] He withdrew from the world and focused on music only, without promotion, A&R, PR and without even connection to the internet. In his artistic manifesto[13] he motivated this asceticism, that today's world looks more at the name of the composer, than at the music. BM thinks it is not a good. In music he sees mysticism as a possible prayer to God, a kind of hesychasm.[14]


  • 1995 - 97 - Magnus luctus in ergastulo - The first album.
  • 1999 - Apsychastenia - The second album.
  • 2000 - Impressions of whispers - The third album.
  • 2002 - Historia jednej chwili (History of one moment) - ANR0017.
  • 2002 - City Songs 7 - compilation
  • 2004 - 6th International Music Presentations of Ambient 2004, 15 July, P5:00, presenter: Jerzy Kordowicz.
  • 2008 - Last poem - The fifth album - GEN CD 007.[3]
  • 2010 - Autarky [single - Studio Master 24-bit/96 kHz technology].
  • 2011 - Ατλαντίδα (Atlantis) [single - Studio Master 24-bit/96 kHz technology].
  • 2012 - Παρουσία (Parousia) [single - Studio Master 24-bit/96 kHz technology].
  • 2014 - Aναστενάζοντας στον Θεό [maxi-single - Studio Master 24-bit/96 kHz technology].

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Weychert-Waluszko, Monika (2005) „Torun to...”, Algo, ISBN 83-89683-13-X, p.129-142
  2. ^ "Astral Voyager". Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  3. ^ a b Brunette Models, Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  4. ^ "WEF-Rec. artists-list". Archived from the original on 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Contemporary Electronic Soundscapes". Retrieved 2017-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Estrada i Studio - magazine for musicians; one of many articles by Krzyzanowski". Retrieved 2011-05-24. , Picture Archived August 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "International Ambient Festival 2004". Retrieved 2011-05-24. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Neewsweek Polska, No. 29/2004 (18 July 2004), ISSN 1642-5685, p.106.
  9. ^ "Few radio broadcasts from public Polish Radio III". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  10. ^ Models, Brunette. "Video-clip on Vimeo". Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  11. ^ "DIY: Digital eXtreme Definition 24-bit/ 352.8 kHz audio work - station". 2011-05-17. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  12. ^ "Brunette Models Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-08-05. 
  13. ^ "Artistic manifesto by Brunette Models, 05 Aug 2011". 2011-08-05. 
  14. ^ "[Polish language] Interview with Brunette Models, The music is more important, 07 Nov 2011". 2011-11-07. 


  • Polscy producenci muzyczni (Polish music producers), PL edition [paperback], Publication Date: 3 September 2011, ISBN 1-231-84654-2, ISBN 978-1-231-84654-4.
  • Kalejdoskop polskich twórców (Kaleidoscope of Polish artists), „Astral Voyager” Magazyn Muzyki Elektronicznej (Electronic Music Magazine), 2001, No 1.
  • Czym jest dla mnie muzyka, czyli co ma Chopin do ambientu, „Astral Voyager” Magazyn Muzyki Elektronicznej (Electronic Music Magazine), 2001, No 2.
  • El-Skwarka, Impresje Szeptów (Impressions of whispers), „Estrada i Studio”, No. 5, 2001, ISSN 1427-0404, p. 96.
  • AUDIOPHILE Sound Numero Speciale Top Audio 2011 p. 6

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