Peter Machajdík

Slovak composer. He has collaborated with prominent figures on the international music scene, including Jon Anderson from the legendary Artrock group Yes, extreme vocalist and drummer David Moss, harpist Floraleda Sacchi, harpsichordist Elina Mustonen, clarinettist Guido Arbonelli, organist Carson Cooman etc. In recent years his chamber and orchestral works have been performed by the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Camerata Europaea, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra of Bohdan Warchal, the State Chamber Orchestra in Žilina, the Bydgoszcz Philharmonic and the Lugano Symphony Orchestra. For his work he has been awarded a number of important prizes at home (including the Ján Levoslav Bella Prize) and abroad. Apart from composing, he is also involved in sound environments and multimedia projects in collaboration with visual artists (George Cup, Steve Elliott, Dirk Dietrich Hennig, Michal Murin, Zbyněk Prokop), dancers (Lucia Kašiarová, Dorothea Rust, Petra Fornayová) and film-makers (Hanno Brühl, Tomáš Hulík, Maroš Hečko). His sound installations and environments have been presented at many international festivals (Calgary, Gent, Amsterdam, Hannover, Kraków). In 2012 and 2014 he was dramaturge of Sound City Days, an international festival of sound and experimental art in Košice.