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Chaloupka František

was born in 1981 in the Czech Republic. He studied at first at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava and then with Martin Smolka in Brno.

Visiting professorships took him to the Hague to Louis Andriessen and to Vienna to Detlev Müller-Siemens. He was awarded at the Ostrava Days for New Music in 2005 and 2007. In 2011 – together with young Czech musicians who dedicate themselves to new and experimental music – he founded the Dunami Ensemble.


Selected works: Music for Five (2004), Erratic Matter for ensemble (2005), Orestes for wind quintet (2006), Nevýslovně mnoho for ensemble (2007), An Ancient Calligraphy for orchestra, 2 vibraphones, 2 harps and harmonium (2007), Naklonit si Nebesa for orchestra (2009), Dunami for clarinet, saxophone and guitar (2010), Digital Aria for piano (2010), Mount. (never) rests for orchestra (2010), LISTEN for 4 instruments (2010), The Book of Sand for ensemble (2011), The Book of Earth for orchestra (2012), Eva a Lilith, opera–installation (2012), Mašín Gun – The Seven Rituals for Purging the Czech Lands of the Spirit of Communism for ensemble (2012), Variations for ensemble (2013).