Ladislav Železný (1979) was born in Jindřichův Hradec and currently lives in Mnichovice (Prague-east district). He graduated from the PaedDr. Jan Svoboda School of Intermedia, Art College of Ceramic in Bechyně and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology, where he later worked as an assistant for sound applications and external educator. As a freelancer he collaborated with Pixl-e studio, Dílna Organic, and also with the Faculty of Arts of Charles University on the project CS 38-89. As a music director and sound designer for Czech Radio, he has been engaged in the development of sound design for radio plays and drama works, and since 2013 he has focused as a dramaturge on unconventional music and new forms of radio production, especially with reference to the experimental tradition in art. He curates the R{A}DIO{CUSTICA} project, where among other things he realizes special concert events, live broadcasts or recordings and prepares the programme show Radioateliér associated with exclusive premiere series PremEdition of Radioateliér. For several years now he has been involved in one of Europe’s biggest media bridges – the one-day radio festival Art’s Birthday – Euroradio Ars Acustica Special Evening, which is part of the global conceptual celebration of Art’s Birthday. He has been dealing in activities related to broadcasting, radio, live broadcasts and ether since his studies at the university in Brno. As one of the authors, he participated in the broadcasting of Lemurie TAZ – independent on-line radio platform, which is connected with the beginnings of the experimental space ROXY/NoD in Prague.

The radio projects he has collaborated on and his artistic or dramaturgical activities have won numerous awards in his country (Prix Bohemia Radio) and abroad (Prix Marulič, Grand Prix Nova, Palma Ars Acustica, Phonurgia Nova, Prix Italia, Prix Europe, Karl-Sczuka-Preis).

Since 2005 he has also been working as author of sound installation and intermedia creator, musician and sound performer. During the years 2006-11, he was musically contributed in non-verbal theatre and contemporary dance projects (Ponec, Alfred ve dvoře, Štúdio tanca). In 2011 he was one of the ten finalists of the Europe – a sound panorama project at ZKM. He creates or has created various sound and music compositions for short films, radio plays and audio books. He collaborates with the theatre group Boca Loca Lab. His work concentrates on sound art, listening, soundscapes, gathering sound, sound footage, sound specific and handmade musical instruments and silence. As a non-cello player, he promotes the Left Hand Universe technique.

exhibition, festivals, projects

  • 2005
    – Objectually Speaking, Gallery Futura (CZ)
    – Meanders and Sediments – Acoustic teamWorks – Kunstradio (AT)
  • 2006
    – UnderGrant, project for Art’s Birthday Party 2006
    – Multiplace 2006 – A4 zero space in Bratislava (SK)
    – Extraction – music for nonverbal theater, choreography Pierre Nadaud Ponec (CZ)
  • 2007
    – Share.camp, Ultrahang Festival (HU)
    – Sampler # 4 music magazine HisVoice, track Either silence (CZ)
    – Radiophonic 2007, the radioactive Radiophonic Radio Network (BE)
    – end of netradio projekt LEMURIE T.A.Z. and colaboration with RADIA.FM
  • 2008
    – Before During After, sound memory composition for Czech radio
    – “looking for layering” pieces, interactive sound design for non-verbal performances, choreography   Olga Škochová-Bláhová (theatre Alfred ve dvoře, CZ)
    – Other mornings, music composition for the dance theatre, choreography Pierre Nadaud; Dance       Studio, Banská Bistrica, SK
  • 2009 – reconstruction of a flat
  • 2010
    – Monkey King, music and sound composition for intermedia installation (Expo 2010, CHN)
    – Prix Bohemia Radio, a national award in the category radioART (ex equo Pavel Novotny)
  • 2011
    – Concert in the dark,  Alta – Hall 30, Prague
    – Monoskop No.3, music composition for the Martin Buril short film / PAF Olomouc
    – 220 Sound layers in five minutes, soundscape for the project “Europe – a sound panorama”,      Deutschlandradio Kultur and GoetheInstitut Belgrade
    – Intesity of Invisible, music for dance theatre, Institute of Intermedia,  Prague
  • 2012
    – SONic situation, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, concert with Michal Rataj
    – NOISE, radiophonic composition, text/concept by Hana Železná, Radioatelier / Czech Radio
    – Head against the wall, interactive instalation for J. Cage anniversary exhibition, Bludný Kámen, Opava CZ
  • 2013
    – Spectral Shapes, combined concert, NoD, Praha; release of new Michal Rataj’s CD
    – wakushoppu . NARU TIGAMA impravosation sound performance, Kafé v Lese, Praha
    – OSMOSIS,  multichannel sound installation curated by M. Vojtěchovský and Daniel Vlček, MeetFactory, Praha
    – ECHOFLUXX festival, OEM arts soundperformance, gallery Trafačka
    – T—O! collaborative exhibition 2+1 gallery
  • 2014
    – ZERO – radio premiere HRTV (HR)
    – ZERO CD release, lable AUDIOmat (PL)
    – live sound performance, PostMutArt festival, Nitra (SK)
  • 2015
    – live sound performance, Industra (Brno); Školská 28 (Praha);…
    – interactive sound device for the book VS. Interpretation (published by Agosto foundation and studio Pixl-e)
  • 2016
    -Nástrojáři / The Instrument maker (collaborative exhibition, školska28 gallery, thanks to Michal Cáb)
    – TABULA RASA, sound installation (Vs. Interpretation / fcca Prague; Sound City Days / Kotolňa Košice; IGLOO / OGV Jihlava)
    – live sound performance / Galéria Ľudovíta Fullu, SNG Ružomberok
    – Imagynary Soundscape, sound installation / Exposition of new Music Brno
  • 2017
    – CIELO (solo improvisation for electroacoustic transducer, violoncello and sound) Ružomberok Sound City Days 2016, 26.3.2017
    – HRANAVANA (sound performance for bathtub and water, In occasion of the end of Martin Zet’s residence at INI Gallery 3.5.2017)
    – Znějící, resonující, vibrující / Tabula Rasa instalation, Bludný kámen exihibition, Gallery DOLE Ostrava)
    – Po Pás #02 / moving theatre impro session / Lucia Kašiarová, Margozata Haduch, Jan Beneš, CreWcollective @ Studio ALTA , Prague
    – Festival 7853 / live sound performance , deep underground in Centre of Experimental Geotechnics / CTU
    – live sound performance, Soirée na Messestraße 11_vol. 4 / Letná
  • 2018
    – Exhibition on STUDIO PRAM, sound instalation and performance
    – house building :-)
    – radio works, Prix Bohemia won drama cat. with adaptation Spalovač mrtvol
    – Prague Imrpovisation Orchestra (double LP release – recording, editing, postproduction)
  • 2019
    – Ředení soust (collective exibition in GAMPA, E.P, L.K., D.H., I.M)
    – Acousmatic performance in the bushes (festival Hluková mysteria 2019, Ostrava)
    – Adamčiak’s graphic scores, Ensemble Mi-65 (Dano Matej, festival JAMA, Banska Štiavnica)
    – Hra na uši (Ear Game) – music (Karl Sczuka Preise 2019, Förderpreis)
    – Oči v sloup (Music structures for theatre performance, Jiří Adáme & col., Studio Hrdinů)
  • 2020
    – GrandPrixNova 2020 – Ear Game, winner in the drama category
    – Martin Janíček: Hanging, acoustic performance, Alfred ve dvoře,
    – Pily – acoustic performace (Lenka Kerdová, Eliška Perglerová, Alžběta Brůhová)
    – Pass it on ~ Early Morning Soundscapes, bandcamp release by Miloš Vojtěchovský & col.
    – Koncert pro zvěř / Concerto for animals, The conceptual event taken in the open landscape of mountain meadows in the Beskydy
  • 2021
    – Music for sirens, Prix Italia award
    – Concert for animals, Best European Radio Music Programme, Prix Europe 2021
    – Po celou dobu představení probíhá představení, music and sound design, HaDivaldo
    – Lidé chodí sem a tam, music and sound design, Alfred ve dvoře/Terén
  • 2022
    – Nepatrnosti, Galerie Plastik, Hořice
    – Už není čas couvnout/There’s no time to back out, sound intalation
    – Nikola 2030, 2045, 2080; music and sound design, HaDivadlo

Pedagogical activity
2005 – introduction to the netart / AMU (cz)
2005 – 2008 Audio technology and Sound design, FaVU VUT Brno
2006 – Sound Food workshop – secret of sound eating  / multiplace (sk)
2007 – netRadio – How to do netradio / Universal space NoD (cz)
2007 – Radio is not death – workshop / Letné dielně (sk)
2008 – AUDIO IN-OUT – workshop / JAMU, FaVU, Masarykova univerzita (cz)
2012 – Radio Creations, FAMU (cz)
2014 – Acoustic art in Czech Radio, FF UKF Nitra (SK)
2015 – Introduction to new history of czech radio art (JAMU)
2015/16 – Basics of electroacoustic music creation (HAMU)

1994-97 SPŠ Ceramic high school Bechyně
1995-98 Intermedia school PaedDr. Jana Svobody / Klášter Bechyně
1997 – 2004 Faculty of fine arts VUT Brno (video a multimedia dept., BcA. Keiko Sei, and intermedia dept. Prof. Peter Rónai, Mgr. Richard Fajnor) 

technical assistant for sound applications, FaVU VUT Brno
external educator, FaVU VUT Brno
sound and music director , drama dept. Czech Radio
producer and curator, radioart.cz Czech Radio

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