Sen Lun

Music Careers Mentoring Program, Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location: London, United Kingdom
Occupation:  Recording Artist, Session Musician, Guitar Teacher, Visual Artist
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Sen Lun began seriously playing guitar at age 14. 

In his early years he was a part of a musical focus group, spending hours analyzing and studying the music of artists such as Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, John Patitucci, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Robert Fripp, Prince, Al Di Meola, Jaco Pastorius, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Marcus Miller, Meshell Ndegeocello, Vinnie Colaiuta, Joe Zawinul, and also bands like Death, Panthera, Cynic, Prong, Primus and many more.

The music of all those artists influenced in many ways Sen Lun's approach to guitar playing and composition.
In 1999 Sen was admitted to Zbigniew Czwojda's Private School of Jazz (studying guitar under Artur Lesicki and drums with Zbigniew Lewandowski), where despite a jazz education he was also very keen on learning about classical music. Sen started to cooperate with a classical music student: Domenico Gavlicci.  Gavlicci and Sen Lun composed music together that was based on classical works from Russian composers, with Dmitri Shostakovich being their primary influence.

They wanted to create a completely different scale system, different from pentatonic, major and minor scales, but they wanted to use electric guitar sound for it - a project quite difficult considering the fact the electric guitar comes from blues, rock, or at least fusion music.

At the same time Sen Lun was also working as a session artist and soloist.  He collaborated with musicians such as Krzysztof Blas, Slawomir Kupczak, and The Fil.  From 2001 to 2004 Sen Lun was also involved in quite a few artistic events related to music and photography: he composed the contemporary soundtracks "Balony", "Maska" for Jordan Klosowski's photography, and "Dream" for environmental photographer Natalia Lach-Lachowicz.  In 2005 he finished his unreleased solo album "Organic in Electronic", and at the same time he finished the album "Universound" with The Fil, an R&B singer and composer. Fil and Sen Lun released an album in 2006 as The Synthetics. 
In 2005 Sen Lun moved to London where he cooperated, recorded and performed with New York artist Lisa Lore. In September 2005 Sen Lun was invited by Robert Kurdybacha (composer and conductor) to perform a composition "Estravaganza" for Chamber Orchestra and electric guitar at the prestigious festival "Warsaw Autumn".

In 2006, Sen Lun was asked to perform again, this time with Tech-No Chamber Orchestra at the Festival Musica Polonica Nova in Wroclaw.
In 2007 Sen began cooperating with an American artist from Virginia, Dwight Wharton, member of Visitor Q Band performing and recording experimental contemporary jazz. In 2009 Sen Lun produced his own interpretation of Prince's song "Erotic City" with Anomaly, a black singer from New York. 
In 2010 Sen joined Tom Hess' Music Careers Mentoring Program to further advance his career in the music business

Recordings Released:

  • The Synthetics – Universound 2007
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