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Composer, saxophonist and vocalist (aka utvil kling sang). He specializes in contemporary music, experimental music, improvised music and conceptual audiovisual work.
He studied composition with composers Ilja Zeljenka, Yevgeniy Irshai and now on he continues studying composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava with the composer Vladimír Godár. Studied a the Conservatory in Bratislava with Dušan Húščava and piano with Venceslava Ilievska. From 2002 to 2008 he studied Musicology on Comenius University in Bratislava.

He is the author of compositions for solo instruments, chamber and ensemble pieces, including several stage works and operas – OUTPARK, The Magical Massage Bar for Public Officers (in two acts), premiered in Arnhem.

He realized many audiovisual conceptual projects with Frutti di mare from 2007 in 11 parts with more then 65 instrumentalists. He is founder and artistic leader of improvisational symphony orchestra Musica falsa et ficta (from 2006) – currently works on project: 33 Astral Bodies – Cybermass. Recently he has prepared new recording & performance with the group Dunkeltherapy II. He also performs in experimental music bands/projects: Shibuya Motors (with dd kern and Slavo Krekovic – CD: Shibuya Motors feat. ddkern, Atrakt Art 2010), My Live Evil (duo with Alexander Platzner), Michal Palko & Miroslav Tóth (recorded first CD in May 2012, Krakow, Poland + recorded video opera Tooth for a Tooth, 2013 in Banska Stiavnica) and Free Jazz trio with Rafal Mazur and Miecislaw Górka (recorded in Krakow, April 2012) and in many other projects.
He develops concert activity in Slovakia and abroad, as well as organizing and leading music workshops and music festivals (LIVE EVIL). From 2010 he has been composing music for films.









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He studied flute at the Bratislava Conservatory (1986–1992) with Dagmar Zsapková, but his ongoing interest in unusual performance techniques led him to study composition, at first privately with Ladislav Burlas (1986–1988), from 1989 with Ilja Zeljenka, and at the Academy of Music and Drama with the same teacher (1990–1995). Zeljenka encouraged Piaček’s interest in experimental art, and thus hastened his disassociation with traditional forms (String Quartet, 1989). During his studies he began working in the Experimental Studio of the Slovak Radio, where he produced Flauto dolce ’91 (1991, in collaboration with Juraj Ďuriš). Piaček attended several training courses and seminars (Boswil – 1990–1991; Nottingham Trent University – Kevin Jones, 1993; Akademie für Neue Musik – Boguslaw Schaeffer, Marek Chołoniewski, 1996). He is co-founder of Middle-Class Chamber Orchestra Požoň Sentimental and collaborated with ensembles Musica falsa et ficta, Mio-Mio, Piaček-Pavelka-Michalec, Brass Band Štós, Voise Over Noise, Audiobratia, Pink Big Pig, don@u.com, POVAŽAN, Frutti di Mare, Tuleň, VENI ensemble, VENI Academy, VAPORI del CUORE, Son-Drian, Upokojenci, Gourounaki Project.

Piaček’s music was featured at Warsaw Autumn (i. e. commissioned work “Happy Mainstream”), Wien Modern, Wiener Festwochen, Melos-Ethos, Evenings of New Music, Musica Danubiana Ljubljana, Bratislava Music Festival, KioSK festival Žilina, Fest Anča Žilina, 4 živly Banská Štiavnica, Festival of Nice Music Banská Štiavnica, New-New Festival Brno, New Slovak Music festival, Exposition of New Music Brno, on many concerts at home and abroad. He performed improvised music with musicians like Nick Collins, David Dramm, Hilary Jeffrey, Ann LaBerge, Beth Griffith, Jean-Marc Montera, Günter Müller, Chris Newmann, John Oswald, Otomo Yoshihide, Jon Rose, Miki Skuta, Daan Vandevalle, Marián Varga, Elliot Sharp, Alfred Zimmerlin, and others.

Presently he is active as a composer, performer (flute, laptop), lecturer (soundart), organizer of contemporary music events.

In his music Piaček exploits elements of every-day life and culture, allusions to pop-music, he re-creates (re-composes) music all around us, music of the past…

In Piaček’s eyes, and in his works, rather, art is a culture-creating activity, giving him space, where something neutral, even trivial, aggressive (bad) is changed into something good, better, of greater value – briefly, something what makes sense.






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Julo Fujak and Frutti di Mare VI.: Flames over Slovnaft will play concerts at Audio Art Festival, Cracow at Bunkier Sztuki.

http://audio.art.pl/

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Filmový klub 35mm, VŠMU, Svoradova ul., Bratislava


Frutti di Mare 8. – Trailer from miro2t on Vimeo

Monika Šubrtová (Jamka) – … synty a rytmy … Daniel Kordík (Jamka) – … synty a sample … Michal Lichý (Urbanfailure) – … lo-fi rythms & structures … Tobiáš Potočný (RBNX) – … power electronics … Lukáš Sigmund (Morda) – …electronic attack… Slávo Krekovič – …synth, electronics.. Marek Chmiel – projekcia / grafický dizajn Juro Šlauka – dramaturg Miro Tóth – dirigent

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Slavo Krekovic – electronics
Miro Toth – soprano and alto saxophone, vocal, electronics

Special guests:
Andrej Gál – cello
ddkern – drums
ciikaal – drums

‘The demands from users have often contradicted engineering possibilities. However, once the targets became clear, we, SHIBUYA, have made every effort to knuckle down to achieve them. The keyword is “NO COMPROMISE” believing that we can overcome the difficulties without sacrificing anything.’

Unce upon a time… somewhere between free jazz mountains, sea of death metal and islands of live electronics… there were SHIBUYA MOTORS! Free improvised electro-acoustic music project closely related to ATRAKT ART label (organizer of the NEXT festival of advanced music in Bratislava), established in 2007 by Slavo Krekovic and Miro Toth, who are also members of other experimental ensembles (Musica falsa et ficta, Voice Over Noise, Frutti di Mare, Q30J666222, Kapela snů, Uran Uran, DJ Hamborgarafabrikkan).

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Ink Midget is the solo project of Adam Matej (ex-Tucan, Ink Midget & Pjoni, Musica falsa et ficta, Frutti di Mare, …).

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Frutti di mare was an experimental audiovisual group which utilized different concepts of playing from 2007 to 2012. Production of this group dealt with interaction between text, voice, instrumental part and real-time visual projection. Visuals and live performance of the musicians formed an interactive experience. Every edition of the FDM project follows different phenomenon. Combinations of musicians also changed from one FDM project to another. Performers from FDM are members of contemporary improvised music scene – mainly from Slovakia, but later also from other Central European countries.

The author of FDM concept and artistic leader was composer and improviser Miro Tóth.

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Frutti di Mare 8. & Juro Šlauka: Odin´s Eye – Elektroman, sermon no. 1

6.12.2008 20:00
Filmový klub 35mm, VŠMU, Bratislava



Elektroman (Rotvík): Maťo Tóth
Margita a Lajo: Margita Kovačičová a Lajo Kovačič

Frutti di Mare 8.:

Monika Šubrtová (Jamka) – synt. a rytm.
Daniel Kordík (Jamka) – sample a rytm.
Michal Lichý (Urbanfailure) – lo-fi rythms & structures
Tobiáš Potočný (RBNX) – mäkkučký noise
Lukáš Sigmund (Morda) – electronic attack
Slávo Krekovič – synth., elektronics
Marek Chmiel – projection
Juro Šlauka – script and film director
Miro Tóth – conductor / camera

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Other band members:

Katarína Gatialová – vocal (FDM2);
Lucia Chuťková – vocal, elect. (FDM 3,4,5,6);
Ela Jedzok – visuals (FDM 2,3);
Martina Kedrová (FDM 6);
Barbora Šedivá – vocal (FDM 2);
Barbara Tóthová – declamation (FDM 2);
Silvia Suchánková (FDM 2,6);
Rút Veselová – vocal (FDM 2,4,5);
Zuzana Zaujecová – vocal (FDM 2);
Marek Chmiel – visuals (FDM 1,2,3,4,5,6,7);
Marek Piaček – flute (FDM 2,3,4,5);
George Bagdasarov – electr. (FDM 4);
Dalibor Kocián (FDM 1,2,3,4,5);
Robo Kolář – trumpet, picolo trumpet (FDM 1,2,3,4);
Martin Krížik (FDM 7);
Alexander Platzner – bassclarinet, tenor sax., alto sax. (FDM 1,2,3,4,5,7);
Vlado Máčaj – double bass, el. bass (FDM 1,2,3,4,5,7);
Ján Oriško – drums (FDM 1,2,3,4,5,7);
Jožko Gorel – percussions, udu drum, kongas (FDM 2,3,4,5,7);
Adam Matej (FDM 7);
Slávo Krekovič – el. guitar, synth, keyb., sampler (FDM 1,3,4,5,8);
Jonatán Pastirčák (Pjoni) – electr. (FDM 1,2,3);
Oliver Rehák – electr. (FDM 1,2,3,4);
Dskg – electr. (FDM 2);
Ladislav Mirvald: el. guitar (FDM 4);
Ernest Kolár – tuba (FDM 2);
Martin Madro – percussions (FDM 2),
Miro Tóth – author of concept, conductor, alt. and sopran saxophone (FDM 1,2,3,4,5,6,7)





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