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Rataj, Jakub 

Jakub Rataj
 
 

 

Biography

Jakub Rataj (*1984) is a Czech composer of orchestral, chamber and electro-acoustic
music. His work includes interactive sound installations and electroacoustic performances
inspired by the human body, movement, breath, pulse and gesture. His compositions
have been performed on many concerts and festivals (France, Spain, Japan, Russia,
China, Iran, Sweden, Austria ao.), he was commissioned by ensembles such as Orchestr
Berg, Prague Modern, Low Frequency Trio, Solaris 3 as well as by the Czech Radio,
Prague Spring, Contempuls, Music Olomouc and has worked with Quatuor Tana, FamaQ,
Ostravská Banda, Matteo Cesari, Pascal Gallois, Pierre Strauch, Kifu Mitsuhashi, Pamelia
Kurstin, David Danel and many other outstanding musicians, various choreographers,
visual artists, film and theatre directors. He worked with Jihočeská Filharmonie,
Filharmonie Pardubice, Soloist NNovgorog. Jakub received various awards for his
compositions (the main award Nuberg in 2014 and 2015, Musica Nova 2014 ao.) and was
selected for artistic residencies (Czech Centre: 2014 - Vienna, 2015 - Madrid, 2017 -
Tokyo; VICC: 2017, 2019 - Vsiby).
In 2013-2014 he studied composition and new technology with Luis Naon at the
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris where he also had the
chance to take classes with Frédéric Durieux, Yan Maresz, Oriol Saladriguez, Tom Mays,
Yan Geslin and Claude Ledoux. Jakub was selected by the professors of new technologies
at CNSMDP to take part at the Journées Nationales de la Musique Electroacoustique in
Chalon sur Saone in 2014. Jakub participated in the several international composition
workshops (Altitude University, ISA Academy, Ostrava Days ao.) where he took classes
with Raphael Cendo, Yann Robin, Jean-Philippe Wurtz, Isabel Mundry, Klaus Lang, Marc
Sabat, Jennifer Walshe and Miroslav Srnka.
In Czech Republic, he studied composition with Hanuš Bartoň (2010-15) at the Academy
of Performing Arts in Prague where he started his Phd studies in 2015 with Luboš
Mrkvička.
In 2015 he started to work as sound designer and musical director in the Czech Radio
(Český Rozhlas). In the same year he founded Ensemble Terrible - an ensemble of young
musicians based at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Jakub speaks English,
German, Spanish and French.

 

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