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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  • Peter Niklas Wilson, Hear And Now. Úvahy o improvizovanej hudbe, Bratislava: Hudobné centrum, 2002. ISBN 80-88884-35-7. (Slovak)

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