Slávo Krekovič

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Born Bratislava, Slovakia
Based in Bratislava, Slovakia

Slávo Krekovič (1977, Bratislava) is a musician, sound artist, musicologist, contemporary music and new media art curator, cultural organiser and non-profit activist. He is an organiser and curator of experimental music and multimedia events, including the annual NEXT Festival of Advanced Music (since 2000) and Multiplace: New Media Culture Network Festival (since 2002). He is Deputy Director and Music Curator at the independent cultural centre A4 in Bratislava that he co-founded in 2004. He is editor-in-chief of the 3/4 magazine (since 1999) and produces recordings of contemporary music through the Atrakt Art – Society for Advanced Arts and Culture that he co-founded in 2000.

Slávo Krekovič studied in Bratislava, Prague, Vienna, New York and The Hague and holds an MA and a PhD degree in musicology. In 2019 he graduated from the Institute of Sonology in The Hague. From 2013 through 2017, he was the Head of the Multimedia Studio and Lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts (FaVU) of Brno University of Technology. In 2017, he was also teaching at Musicology Department at Comenius University in Bratislava.

He regularly performs solo and as a member of various experimental music projects including Voice Over Noise, Shibuya Motors, VRITTI, Musica falsa et ficta, Kapela snů, Feed the Tiger, Bolka/Krekovic, Etnoise Orchestra, Uran Uran and Frutti di Mare. From 2008 to 2011 he was a curatorial committee member of the biannual Melos-Ethos Festival of contemporary music in Bratislava. He produced weekly broadcasts Ex Tempore about experimental and electronic music for the Slovak Radio and the radioart.sk project. He has published articles and papers about contemporary music, sound art and media art in monographs and magazines internationally, including 3/4, SME, Hudobný život, Slovenská hudba, Musiktexte, Skug, Springerin, HIS Voice, A2 and Kapitál. (2019)

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  • "Net radio.. net.audio", Trištvrte revue 5-6, Bratislava: Atrakt Art, 2000. (Slovak)
  • "Nostalgia za budúcnosťou. Kybersvet, umenie a mysticizmus", 3/4 revue 2, Bratislava: Atrakt Art, 2001, pp. 46-51. (Slovak)
  • "Warchalking & Wardriving", 3/4 revue 15, Bratislava: Atrakt Art, 2003. (Slovak)
  • "Psychogeografia", 3/4 revue 14, Bratislava: Atrakt Art, 2003. (Slovak)
  • "New Media Culture: Internet as a Tool of Cultural Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe", IWM Junior Visiting Fellows' Conferences 14(6): "Crossing Boundaries: From Syria to Slovakia", eds. S. Jakelic and J. Varsoke, Vienna, 2003. (English)
  • "Postmoderná zvuková geografia: miesto, nemiesto a genius loci v súčasnej hudbe", Slovenská hudba 29:2, 2003, pp 251-258. (Slovak)
    • "Post-modern Geography of Sound: Place, Non-place and 'Genius Loci' in Conceptual Music", in MAXIS 2003: Proceedings of the 2nd International Festival and Symposium of Sound and Experimental Music, Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University Press, and Leeds: University of Leeds, 2003, pp 67-72. (English)
  • with Oliver Rehák, "Audioturistika", 3/4 17, Bratislava: Atrakt Art, 2004, pp 64-69. (Slovak)
  • "Hudobné myslenie súčasnosti – východiská konceptuálnych prístupov", Slovenská hudba 30:1-2, 2004, pp 167-173. [1] (Slovak)
  • "Slovensko verzus Európa – ohniská inovácie a vnímanie aktuálnosti v súčasnej hudbe", Slovenská hudba 30:4, 2004, pp 479-487. (Slovak)
  • "Miesto – pamäť – zvuk (zvuková psychogeografia)", in Revue pro dokumentární film, Prague: JSAF, 2005, pp 313-318. [2] (Slovak)
  • "Inovácia, tradícia a identita v súčasnej hudbe", Slovenská hudba 31:3-4, 2005, pp 243-249. [3] (Slovak)
  • editor, with Miren Eraso and Alexandro Ludovico, The Mag.net Reader: Experiences in Electronic Cultural Publishing, San Sebastian: Arteleku-Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa, 2006, 120 pp. (English)
  • "DIY-publishing dot sk", in The Mag.net Reader: Experiences in Electronic Cultural Publishing, eds. Miren Eraso, Alexandro Ludovico, and Slávo Krekovič, San Sebastian: Arteleku-Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa, 2006, pp 24-35. (English)
  • "Will Google Eat Itself?", Springerin 2, 2006. (English)
  • "Zákutia hudobných alternatív", ‬Domino fórum 15:30,‭ ‬2006,‭ p ‬19. (Slovak)
  • with Pavel Sedlák, "Má pojem nová média dnes ještě co říci?", Literární noviny 31, Aug 2007, p 14. [4] (Slovak),(Czech)
  • "Innovative Musik in der Slowakei nach 2000", MusikTexte: Zeitschrift für neue Musik 114, Aug 2007, pp 35-38. [5] (German)
  • "Konceptuálne stratégie v súčasnej hudbe", Slovenská hudba 36:4, 2010, pp 341-388. [6] [7] (Slovak)
  • "Organized Sound and Experiments in Slovak Music", in Sound Exchange: Anthology of Experimental Music Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe 1950-2010, eds. Carsten Seiffarth, Carsten Stabenow, and Golo Föllmer, Saarbrücken: PFAU, 2012, Log. [8] (English)
  • "Tracing Ruptures: Fifty Years of Organised Sound in Slovakia", trans. Katarína Godárová and Marcus Zagorski, World New Music Magazine 23, 2013, pp 120-138. [11] (English)
  • Articles in 3/4 magazine
  • More writings at Krekovic.info
Translations
  • Peter Niklas Wilson, Hear And Now. Úvahy o improvizovanej hudbe, Bratislava: Hudobné centrum, 2002. ISBN 80-88884-35-7. (Slovak)

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