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Music Journalism & culture

• 03/2018 -  Production, Reproduction and Preservation of pre-1989 Eastern European Music, lecture, Sorbonne University, Paris
• 10/2017 - present Soundwalk field recordings workshop + concerts, Central European University Budapest
• 07/2017 - lecture, University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin
• 06/2017 - Documenta 14 - creation of a special radio/sound art piece for Savvy Funk @ Documenta
• 02-04/2017 – present - academic podcasting workshop – creative consultant, Central European University, Budapest
• 2017 - present – UMCSEET – Unearthing The Music Creative Sound and Experimentation Under European Totalitarianism research associate
• December 2014 - present, SHAPE (Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe) - a Creative Europe supported pan-European programme for innovative music and audiovisual arts (participating festivals include leading electronic arts festivals including CTM Festival in Berlin, TodaysArt in the Hague and Unsound Festival in Krakow) - position: social media manager, PR & communications, journalism
• 2010 - present - Easterndaze (An Exploration of Up-and-Coming Eastern European Music) – creation of website, series of concerts, sampler, music curation (eg at UH Fest in Budapest, Moonride Festival in Košice, Next Festival in Bratislava), etc
• October 2016 - CEU Soundwalk - workshop & presentation at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (concept & organisation)
• September - October 2016 - Easterndaze x Berlin - curation of a 10-day-long event series consisting of concerts with Berlin and CEE labels/collectives at Silent Green and series of music film documentaries at Lichtblick Kino (curation & concept)
• April - June, 2015 - Easterndaze: DIY Music Topographies, OFF Biennale, Budapest, Hungary (concept & curation)
• October 2014 - Baba Vanga night, Curation of an evening at UH Fest, Budapest
 July 2012 - present - music selector, Eastaste (music licensing)
 2012 - 2013, music curator, Exteritorry compilation, Strefa Szarej label and gallery, Poland • 2011 - music curation of a concert evening as part of the Sperm Festival, Prague
• 2010, 2011 - music curation of a concert evening as part of the Moonride Festival, Košice, Slovakia
• 2010 - present - co-founder Easterndaze (An Exploration of Emerging Eastern European Music) - music website, series of concerts, compilations, radio shows, music curation)
• 05/2008 - 12/2009 - Centre of Audiovisual Studies, TV and Film School (FAMU) at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - research assistant
• 08/2009-present – Resonance.fm, London, UK – creation, production, execution of radio shows
• 04/2009-present – Radio Wave (Czech Radio), Prague – own shows “Kumšt” about Slovak cultural scene and "Vychodiska" about Eastern European music (part of Easterndaze)
• 10/2008 – 2010 - www.cultcode.net - user-generated arts and culture website focused on Prague, concept, editorial
• 2007 – 2008 – Sperm Festival, Prague – part of organizing team
• 2007 – PR for New New! 2007 Festival (audio-visual festival), Brno, Czech Republic press, radio, social media

• January - April 2013 - Baba Vanga events, series of concerts presenting Viennese electronics/synth scene alongside Czech electronic/experimental/lofi acts and with visuals, concept and organisation, Berlinskej Model Gallery and with support of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague
 contributing writer: Flash Art, Dazed & Confused Digital, The Quietus, POSTmatter, Digicult, Electronic Beats, Bant, Dorfdisco Berlin, New York Press, Eurozine, Literární noviny (Literní Noviny), Xmag Magazine, Beast, The Quietus, Ad Hoc

Curation, talk, moderation

 • "Between Underground and Official Spaces" & "Punk, Counterculture, DIY & Opposition" - moderation of panels about Eastern European underground during communism, UMCSEET Conference, Lisbon, Portugal
• DIY or DIE: Is Bartleby Dead in the Post-Digital Age? @ No Music Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, November 2017
• Sex and Broadcasting @ Soundwatch Film Festival, Berlin, November 2017
• Gender, electronic music and the Iron Curtain @ TodaysArt Festival, The Hague, September 2017
Manele & the Outernational Condition, audiovisual lecture at Berlin University of the Arts, UdK Berlin, July 2017
• Easterndaze @ Norient Musik Film Festival, Bern, Switzerland, 2017 – video section
• The Way of DIY Labels (panel concept and moderation), Budapest Showcase Hub, 2016
• Not Your World Music panel moderation (UH Fest, Budapest 2016)
• Easterndaze x Berlin DIY Music Topographies, Berlin, 2016 (supported by Berlin Music Board, EUNIC, etc) – curation and concept of a 10-day audiovisual festival in Berlin that aimed to present and bring together current music collectives and labels from Central & Eastern Europe and Berlin. Including a parallel documentary film programme at Lichtblick Kino
Easterndaze: DIY Sonic Topographies in Central and Eastern Europe @ CTM Festival, Berlin 2016
Talk with Rabih Beaini @ UH Fest, Budapest 2015
• OFF Biennale Budapest, 2015 – curation of a series of events focused on music and visual aesthetic of Central and Eastern European collectives and labels at Higgs Gallery in Budapest as part of the Biennale
• Why Curation Will Save The Music Industry; WOMEX, Budapest, 2015 (panel talk)

Sound art/music performances

Cafe Oto (London), UH Fest (Budapest), Fluc (Vienna), AU (Vienna), Rhiz (Vienna), West Germany (Berlin), Porub U Rexu (Belgrade), Madre Contemporary Art Museum (Naples), OCCII (Amsterdam), Next Festival (Bratislava), UH Festival (Budapest)

2013 – present ; organising events and live music concerts in Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade, Berlin, Kosice, etc (among others, supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum)

• 2014 - 2016 - Random Walk, animation – interviews with refugees living in Hungary
• March 2012 - curation of the Exterritory compilation, Audiotong
• 2009 - The Iconograpy of Masks Festival, London (film – interviews)
• May 10 - June 22, 2008 -
CZ_Tech, Hack.Fem.East, Kunstraum Bethanien Berlin (installation)

July - September 2008 – Krumlov Story, artist-in-residence, Jatka Projekt (installation, performance)

creative based cooperation: Indiegogo

member of jury: Vinyla independent music award in Czech Republic, Radio_Head Awards Slovak new music award by Slovak Radio

Cultural Journalism Residence awarded by the Romanian Cultural Institute, 2014 

Step Beyond Travel Grant awarded by the European Cultural Foundation, 2017 

Translation 

• 2009 - present - Czech Literature Portal - translator into English
• 2008 – Zlín in New York, presentation of the city of Zlín at the Czech Center in
New York
, translation of all accompanying materials  
• 2008 - Uz jsme doma in USA – translation of a tour diary of a rock band  
• 2007 - Visible Woman, collection of cultural and political texts for www.prezidentka.cz  

Education

2006 - Master of Arts /MA/ in Electronic Culture and Semiotics, Charles University, Prague - thesis: Sampling: From Regression to Transgression of Listening
2004 - Bachelor of Arts /BA/ in Politics and Society, Anglo-American University, Prague, thesis: Bloody Mary and Přímá Cesta: A Comparative Study of Czech Anarchist Feminist Zines