Patrik Kako (*1998) studies electroacoustic composition at the Music Faculty of the
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the class of Luboš Mrkvička, Michal Rataj (Hanuš
Bartoň 2017–2019). He studied at the Conservatory in Bratislava with Peter Martinček, later
studied composition in the Vladimír Bokes class (2013-2017), and conducting with Juraj
Jartim (2015–2017), with the Czech conductor Hynek Farkač at the Jaroslav Ježek
Conservatory (2018–2020), currently Conducting at Academy of Performing Arts in
Bratislava. He attended composition lessons and workshops with composers such as Tristan
Murail, Anders Flodin, Ivo Medek. In 2019 he was awarded in two international competitions.
He won an award for the composition .wenn ich schriee for the ensemble (Generation) and
for the melodrama to the lyrics of Kristián Grupáč. Last year, he won a competition to
commemorate the Roma Holocaust for his composition Les victimes de l´ombre for voice,
viola da gamba, and electronics.
His current compositional work is based on the pillars of analysis and various conversions of
sound recording, the result of which serves as an inspirational cohesive material in various
elements. This principle is not yet unequivocally clear as the result of the analysis is
combined at different points in the traditional composition. (instrumentation, instrument
combination, chord timing, etc.). The form-forming aspect is the simultaneous combination of
several harmonic layers and their implementation over time. In his work, we listen to a
summary of avant-garde information from the second half of the twentieth century, a
post-Webern tradition, and also inspiration from spectral music. An integral part of his work
is the use of advanced tooling techniques and their hierarchization in the compositional
In 2019 he founded the student ensemble, especially new music re: JOUISSANCE:
ensemble. In 2020 he was selected for the function of directing the student Ensemble
Terrible, which premiered his first chamber opera about human evolution. His works were
performed at various Slovak and Czech festivals, at international seminars for composers,
Composite Laboratory, at festivals such as Asynchrony, Music for Europe (Sofia), project
SoundMe(HERA). Recently, his music or audiovisual works were performed in Sweden,
Brazil, Malaysia, ...