Thomas Kudela is a pianist and composer living in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark. He was performing under the name Sternlumen earlier. His music creates an experimental universe found somewhere in the intersection between jazz, minimalism and improvised contemporary classical.
Thomas' first solo piano project Sternlumen was born out of a long hiatus where Thomas did not touch the piano for seven years. After this long break he set out to rediscover the instrument.
In 2016, the self titled and well received comeback album "Sternlumen" was released, followed by concerts in Scandinavia, Germany, UK, New York and Iceland.
The current album, Nørrebro Nights - an homage to the neighbourhood where Thomas lives and thrives in - offers more new and equally powerful pieces. Nørrebro Nights is inspired by the different experiences and moods during a night in this multi-cultural neighbourhood in Copenhagen. It is a culmination of feelings like melancholia, exuberance, friendship, new found love and that special atmosphere of dawn during nordic summers.
Since 2019, he is performing under his own name Thomas Kudela.