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Born in Krakow, Poland, Abel studied classical composition under Krzysztof Penderecki. In 2006, he moved to Los Angeles, where he currently resides.

Abel's scores have received tremendous critical enthusiasm and numerous awards, most notably two Golden Globe nominations, and three World Soundtrack Awards. His lush, stirring, highly original music for Tom Ford's feature A Single Man, starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, was greeted with immediate acclaim.

The score caught the attention of Madonna, who invited him to create music for her feature film W.E.. Stylish and bittersweet, W.E.'s score which reflects the glamorous romance between Wallis Simpson and The Duke of Windsor.

Abel has also scored: Big Animal. a monumental 147-minute composition for an 90-piece orchestra, 60 choir and 2 solo voices for Metropolis, An Angel in Cracow, PU-239, and the animated Battle of Terra.

Recent projects include: the surreal and twisted black comedy Escape From Tomorrow, Romeo and Juliet, and Patricia Kaas' tribute to Edith Piaf, Kaas Chante Piaf.

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