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Július Fujak

Július Fujak is a Slovak experimental composer, comproviser and multi-instrumentalist, music aesthetician and organiser of unconventional intermedia events. He is a founder and member of Slovak alternative rock groups Teória Odrazu and Otras (1988-1998); he has created various music-intermedia pieces in ensemble tEóRia OtraSu (thEoRy Of Shake; 2000-2010). He creates and participates in different intermedia project in Slovakia and abroad.


He graduated at the University Comenius, Philosophical Faculty in Aesthetics and Musical Science in Bratislava (1990), he was researcher at the Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication in Nitra (1996-2007), he is a lecturer at the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra (since 2007).

His compositions were performed or broadcasted in USA, China, Brazil, and many countries of Europe.
He cooperated with ensembles The California EAR Unit (USA), Palinckx (NL/UK), The Earthieves (CZ), and with Jon Rose (AUS), Veryan Weston (UK), Ludivine Allegue (F), Isabelle Duthoit (F), Zsolt Söres (H), Franz Hautzinger (A), Vladimír Merta, Jana Lewitová, Zdenek Plachý, David Šubík, Jan Kavan, Mikoláš Chadima (all CZ), Jozef Lupták, Marián Varga, Stano Palúch, J. B. Kladivo (all SK), among many others.
He performed at festivals and stages, such as: Red Cat Theatre (Los Angeles), Audio Art (Krakow), Sound Bridges (Wien), Odeon 120 (Brussels), Big Ear and /Cross/Hearing (both in Budapest), Kis Magyar Performance fesztivál (Szentendre), Alternativa (Prague), Exposition of New Music (Brno), Pohyb-Zvuk-Prostor (Opava), Janáček Academy and Skleněná louka/Glass Meadows (both in Brno), Summer Film School (Uherské Hradiště), Sound Off and TransArt Communication (Nové Zámky), Evenings of New Music, Euroart (Bratislava).

He is a dramaturge and curator of international series of contemporary unconventional music Hermes´ Ear in Nitra (1999-2007), and international festival of intermedia arts PostmutArt (sound/image-gesture/tex;t since 2008).


Contribution
Article

Influence of Musical Semiotics and Aesthetics on Music-Intermedia Arts (Examples from Personal Practice). p-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e, 1 (1).