Tag: Czechoslovakia

UNEARTHING THE MUSIC: Sound and Creative Experimentation in Non-democratic Europe

From Listening To Distribution: Nonofficial Music Practices In Hungary And Czechoslovakia From The 1960s To The 1980s

The following is an excerpt of the essay by Trever Hagen and Tia DeNora. You can read the rest of this essay on the UNEARTHING THE MUSIC database by clicking here. Introduction This chapter presents an empirical case study of the wide variety of nonofficial settings and reinventions of music listening, recording, and distribution technology …

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Milan Guštar (11 August 1963 in Kolín, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) is an organologist, composer, computer programmer, and designer of electronic, electroacoustic, multimedia, and interactive systems. Guštar’s interest in music is both practical and theoretical. He focuses on interdisciplinary research bordering between science, technology and the arts: primarily mathematical principles in music, electronics, electroacoustics, information …

Michal Rataj – Radio Art (Sound Exchange)

Sound Exchange was a project by DOCK e.V. and the Goethe-Institut which sought to shed light on experimental music making in Central and Eastern Europe from 1950 to 2010. Alongside the organization of events connected to music festivals in seven different countries, between 2011 and 2012, the project produced a rich anthology of texts and …

Miloš Vojtěchovský: The Provincial Cradle of Modernity – Intermedia art in Czechoslovakia (Sound Exchange)

Sound Exchange was a project by DOCK e.V. and the Goethe-Institut which sought to shed light on experimental music making in Central and Eastern Europe from 1950 to 2010. Alongside the organization of events connected to music festivals in seven different countries, between 2011 and 2012, the project produced a rich anthology of texts and …

Noise Attack – I & II (CSIndustrial 1982 – 2010)

Originally released in 1989 (the year of the Czechoslovakian Gentle / Velvet Revolution) by Rumple Radar Cassettes, the two NOISE ATTACK tapes (I and II) are an “art brut” influenced, experimental foray into noise and sound manipulation (particularly of radio sounds), created by Johnny Černý and dedicated to fellow noise / industrial musician Martin Jarolím (Einleitungszeit, …

Abteilung Des Intensive Sorge In Der Bewusstlosigkeit (CSIndustrial 1982 – 2010)

  Abteilung Des Intensive Sorge was one of Jaroslav Palát’s many ventures into experimental and industrial music, which included projects like Disharmonic Ballet, Quarantaine and Suicidal Meditations.  The “Abteilung Des Intensive Sorge In Der Bewusstlosigkeit” (English: Department Of Intensive Care – In Unconsciousness) album was released in 1988 and was the last of the three …

Martin Flašar: The East of the West (Sound Exchange)

Sound Exchange was a project by DOCK e.V. and the Goethe-Institut which sought to shed light on experimental music making in Central and Eastern Europe from 1950 to 2010. Alongside the organization of events connected to music festivals in seven different countries, between 2011 and 2012, the project produced a rich anthology of texts and …

Pavel Klusák: Asylum Zone – A Czechoslovakian Soundtrack (Sound Exchange)

Sound Exchange was a project by DOCK e.V. and the Goethe-Institut which sought to shed light on experimental music making in Central and Eastern Europe from 1950 to 2010. Alongside the organization of events connected to music festivals in seven different countries, between 2011 and 2012, the project produced a rich anthology of texts and …

HUDBA 85: A snapshot of the Czechoslovak New Wave

The film Hudba 85 (Music 85) captures the nascent post-punk and New Wave scene in former Czechoslovakia, which was targeted by state-sanctioned media and other actors of the regime (though the bands, in comparison to let’s say the Plastic People of the Universe, were hovering on the margins of legality). Shot on 16mm film by …

Quarantaine – “The Strategy of the Cross Cut-Up Piano” EP (CSIndustrial 1982 – 2010)

QUARANTAINE was an ephemerous collaboration between Jaroslav Palat and Slavek Kwi, active in the early 80ties in Prague, former Czechoslovakia. “The Strategy of the Cross Cut-Up Piano” was recorded in Prague in 9th November 1985, and originally “self-published” on Kwi’s own “On The Way To The Second Sun” cassette in 1985. As with other Quarantaine …