Jan Boleslav Kladivo (b. 1964) is an experimental music composer, videoartist, singer-songwriter and poet from Slovakia. After graduation at Technical University in Bratislava he had worked in the Experimental Studio of Slovak Radio.
Founding member of the OVER4Tea audiovosual project together with Martin Burlas and Daniel Matej (2004). Since 2006 he also collaborates with Julo Fujak in the project Fluff Modulation.

– founded his way of expression inspired by Zappa´s contrast of trivial pop music´s quotation and bizarre words, his baffling songs were broadcasted in independent Radio Ragtime in 1991-1992. They connected non-purposeful musical banality and unobtrusive existential poetry, which as Kladivo says: “will force you to stop dancing”;
– vintage sound engineer, have been working for several years in Experimental studio of Slovak Radio;
– since 2003 he is occupied intensively by creation of experimental computer, electro-acoustic music as well as by composing of written acoustic pieces in interaction with video art. Both sides of Kladivo (songs and “abstract” experimental music) are not in oppositions but in complementary relationships.

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