Biography

Dmytro Fedorenko is one of well known persons of Ukrainian experimental music scene today. Hyperactive musician and producer, experienced promoter and curator of numerous projects, International festivals and record labels. Creator of numerous highly acclaimed art projects and special events.

During 1980’s spent much time at music school during classic guitar classes. From 1994 to 2001 studied mathematics at National University and in late 90’s participated in workshops at Soros Center For Contemporary arts (Video art workshop, Interactive Media, Internet&Art, …). In 2008 and 2012 – two six month residences in Krakow Music Academy at Studio of Electroacoustic Music (Gaude Polonia).

On art scene Dmytro is active since early 90’s with early experiments in live music and miscellaneous collaborations with visual artists. Between 1998 and 1999 made first electronic events in small clubs of Kyiv. In 1998 created his main art project Kotra. Since 2003 started regular series of live events and opened many great International artists for Ukrainian audience. In 2005 Dmytro created International experimental music festival Detali Zvuku and then in 2007 added one more – Kvitnu Fest. From 2002 till 2007 worked as co-producer and live events curator at Nexsound. Also produced two of his early labels Stan and Live Reports. In 2006 finally created his major beauty label Kvitnu, where already more than 30 releases saw the light.

Since 2006 Dmytro Fedorenko curated few special International projects in partnership with such International organizations as Polish Institute, Pro Helvetia, Swedish Institute and Goethe Institute.

In 2011 Dmytro received award for Label of the Year (Kvitnu) at Qwartz Electronic Music Awards in Paris, France.

dmytro fedorenko (kotra)