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Experimental electronica, advanced beats, contemporary classical, soundscapes, drone, ambient, noise, avant-core, improvised music, plunderphonics, weird song-writing, critical pop, radio art, electro-acoustic composition, conceptual, field recordings, site-specific, post-industrial, between-categories…

Selection of albums, EPs and net releases from Slovakia’s vital and diverse music scene: the ultimate creative, non-conventional, underground and cutting-edge stuff.

 

777 BabalonLive Ritual at Walls of Solitude V (CD)
900piesekFoggy Mountains (album, tape + net)
900piesekChrome.Hyper.Drone (album, CD-R)
ÆL’Atelier du peintre (EP, net)
abuolláska_zamilované jedlo škrtené opaskom_láska (EP, net)
Aidan ZaalNiebieski Nihil (EP, net)
Amen TmaInsect Phonetics Research (album, tape + net)
AtraneniaThe Mirror (CD-R)
BDY 9 Days (EP, net)
BDYAnother Works (EP, net)

БРАДА  – BRADA (CD-R)
Martin Burlas – Konečne plač (album, vinyl)
Martin Burlas – The Doubt came too late (album, vinyl)
CloudsformFrom Within A Myst (EP, net)
Daniel DanielssonLlajf EP (EP, net)
Andrej DanócziExorcista (album, net)
Andrej DanócziChronologies (album, net)
Andrej DanócziMandragora 2 (album, net)
Andrej DanócziMusic for Darkness (album, net)
Andrej DanócziReminiscencie (album, net)

Andrej DanócziSmetisko (album, net)
Andrej DanócziManželia a rýchlobežky (album, net)
Dead JanitorGlacial Pace (album, net)
don@u.comUnpredictable Standards (album, CD)
DžumelecBrutovce (album, net)
EGANorthward EP (EP, tape + net)
Ensemble 56live in Fuga and Tabačka (CD)
Ensemble 56Live from Opava, Gottfrei (net)
experiMENTALien meets AcidTrasHLong Time Coming (EP, net)
Electric AppleReceive divorce (EP, net)

Electric Apple2 (album, net)
gaLganMedzi Leopoldovom a Červeníkom stojí kríž (EP, net)
Jonáš GruskaЛуна (album, net)
Jonáš Gruska
Vzduchotechnika (album, CD + net)
Hautzinger, Fujak, SőrésLive in Brussels (album, CD)
Jack Hertz & TOTAL E.T.Into The Zone (album, net)
Hlukár / hLukášSPLIT (split, tape + net)
hLukasComputone 2 (EP, net)
HS//HS (CD-R)
Imre Kiss / Casi Cada MinutoA-Sites (album, vinyl + net)

J. B. KladivoDôstojný život v kozme (album, CD)
David KollarAnimal Exitus Performance (album, net)
Miloslav Kollár & Lucas PernyTheatrum Mundi (album, CD + net)
Daniel Kordík / Ed LucasBrushed and Crushed (album, tape + net)
Daniel Kordík / Tobiáš PotočnýINDPORT (album, CD + net)
Slávo KrekovičKurzwellen mit Fragezeichen (composition, radio + net)
mutaHERTZFantastic Planetscapes (album, net)
NITTS & DRÉNMail Collaboration Tape (tape)
Obete sektySekta obetí (album, tape + net)
o /\/\ /\/\Batio Triffids (net)

o /\/\ /\/\Omm (album, tape + net)
PanáčikMrakodrap (EP, net)
PanáčikPostmoderna (album, net)
PentagramčekDruhá platňa (album, CD-R + net)
Marek Piaček / Alexander PlatznerDie Schöne Glenn-Millerin / Blasmusik (CD, net)
PjoniTowns (EP, net)
Prezident LourajderPrvé remixy (album, net)
Rawcvlt / 777 Babalon (split, tape)
RázsochyLive @ A4 – Bratislava [2014-09-05] (album, net)
RentipAspects of an Element (net)

Ružoví kovboji / Bartek – Život je dlhý – svedectvo (split, tape + net)
Samčo, brat dážďoviekAni slovenské, ani nové, ani mesto (album, net)
Samčo, brat dážďoviekmagazín TÍNEJDŽ (album, net)
Secondstroke / Drén Split Tape (split, tape)
Sedem Minút StrachuOvermasonnanizationated Twist (EP, 5″ + net)
Sedem Minút Strachu / Adolf Shitter7″ EP ‎(split, 7″ CD-R + net)
Sedem Minút Strachu / Camphora MonobromataI’m Telling You It’s Not Music It’s Frantic, Frantic Noise (split, 5″ CD-R + net)
Sedem Minút Strachu / Oral ProtectionSplit Tape (split, tape)
Sedem Minút Strachu / Sete Star Sept Split 7″ EP (split, 7″ CD-R + net)
Sedem Supraphon Minút Family Strachu ‎- Hluk Off!! (album, 10’’ EP + net)

Sedem Supraphon Minút Family Strachu
Naživo z Pekla (3” CD-R + net)
Shibuya MotorsFurrows of the Night (EP, net)
Dominik Suchý(london album) (album, CD-R + net)
Sound SleepShape (album, tape + net)
Strom NoirTravel To A Human Heart (EP, tape)
Strom NoirUrban Blues (album, CD)
The Blessed BeatLive in Bologna (album, net)
Theatrum SpirituumAstra (EP, net)
TOTAL E.T.Dimensionalgetic (album, net)
TOTAL E.T.Nebula Of Irrationality Seems Eternal (album, net)

Triple Sun
Overture (album, CD-R + net)
TOTAL E.T.ParadOxymoron (album, CD-R + net)
T.R.I.v.M.L.S.Drone (Deep Immersion mix) (album, net)
V/ACzechoslovak No-Input Mixer Compilation (compilation, net)
ženaŠpinavý dekolt (album, net)

 

This list is by no means complete – it is a work in progress. Any corrections or suggestions? Please let us know at redakcia (at) 34.sk!

Compiled by Slavo Krekovic / KRAA.SK.

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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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Noise saxophone duo and series of conceptual live performances by the composers and sax players Miro Toth and Alexander Platzner, sometimes with theatrical elements.

“They say music is dead. Yes, indeed!

My Live Evil is what it is—pure live evil. An iconoclastic duet of saxophones that proves there is still a lot of music to be smashed down.
Platzner and Tóth are wild; they come with decadence rarely seen. Indulging themselves in evil destruction, they give the audience what they came for.
My Live Evil puts together free improvisation, dead recordings of the East European pop music, invasive estrade, and totalitarian intimidation while geometrically multiplying the saxophone layers.
It all started with Platzner and Tóth playing with the accompaniment by Arturas Bumsteinas (launched this year as an eponymous MC by Nomad Sky Diaries). The recent recordings (Hier beginnt der Holokaust, Hergott is not dead, the same label) feature four and sixteen layers of pre−recorded saxophones, respectively and the long − awaited fourth session PRORA in the POLE is to include two hundred and fifty − six saxophone layers.
What is it all good for? Platzner and Tóth found how the music can have a psycho−hallucinogenic effect on the audience. They found out how the music can be painful. They are evil; they are your live evil.”






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Saxophone player and composer, based in Bratislava. Performing solo and as a member of several projects (Musica falsa et ficta, My Live Evil…).


Alexander Platzner Solo improvisation 1 a 2 from miro2t on Vimeo.







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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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Improvisation Symphonic Orchestra based in Bratislava (since 2006).

Conservative principles in music are often described as dead. But musically dead can also be the Describer, practically the one, that complains about the actual state of music. So who is really dead? The answer to this question will be given by histories in the future. We are actually too young to give answers to such questions, but our goal is to bring perhaps just a bit of light by our improvised music into the problem.

Musica falsa et ficta practices conducted collective improvisation. It is a group of about 25 young musicians, mostly studying at the State Conservatory and at the Academy of Music in Bratislava, plus guests. Each of these musicians brings his own personal view of music into the proces of improvisation. We try to combine music created by classical instruments with electronics (laptops, effects, …) and we move on the edge of composition, improvisation and interpretation in real time.

Members: Andrea Babjaková – violin, Peter Ferienčík – violin, Michaela – viola, Jonatán Pastirčák – cello, electronics, Pavol Kušík – double bass, Peter Duchnický – flute, Veronika Vitázková – flute, piccola, Martina Kuštarová – flute, Marek Piaček – conducting, Šimon Lupták – movement, Lucia Chuťková – clarinet, voice, Paulína Rónaiová – oboe, Tomáš Rak – bassoon, Alexander Platzner – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, Miro Tóth – alto saxophone, Juraj Miškovič – horn, Martin Krížik – horn, voice, Róbert Kolář – horn, Jozef Gorel – perkussions, Ján Oriško – drums, Lenka Novosedlíková – piano, xylophone, bells, František Király – piano, Janko Brtka – accordeon, Slávo Krekovič – el. guitar, synth, Oliver Rehák – el. guitar, rbnx – electronics

Daniel Matej – Structures, Pages and Improvisations / excerpt

Seijiro Murayama – 69(2)72(2)18(2)43(2)5(1)8549(2)6327(2)1(1)312(2)587(2)946(2) / excerpt

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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.

All Videos: Web

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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