Lukáš Jiřička

Born in 1979. He studied comparative studies at the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University and dramaturgy at DAMU in Prague. Today, he works as a theatre dramaturge and director of radio-art projects, mostly for the Czech Radio.
Je autorem libreta k opeře Miroslava Pudláka Sasíci v Čechách (premiéra 12.5.2004, Stavovské divadlo). Byl asistentem Krystiana Lupy při inscenaci Zaratustra v Krakově (premiéra 7.5.2005, Stary teatr).
Jiřička is one of the dramaturges and organizers of the Stimul festival of "different" music, which has brought prominent personalities of avant-garde music to the Czech Republic (Mike Patton, Keiji Haino, Supersilent, Peter Brötzmann, Regenorchestra XII, Philip Jeck etc.). He also helped organize the IMPRO# festival, held at the Roxy/NoD Experimental Venue, which has featured performances by renowned representatives of free improvisation (Axel Dörner, Kai Fagaschinski, Emiter, Robert Piotrowicz, Anna Zaradny etc.). In addition to his organizational activities, Jiřička writes on music, theatre and literature for magazines and weeklies such as His Voice, Respekt, A2, Svět a divadlo and UNI. His texts have also been published in the Polish magazines Ha!art and Didaskalia.
For his radio compositions, Jiřička has collaborated with composers such as Matěj Kratochvíl (their adaptation of Věra Linhartová's Hourglass), Michal Rataj (že ne zas až, based on a text by Jaromír Typlt) and Krzysztof Topolski (Rat's Nest, based on a text by Miloslav Topinka). In his works, Jiřička explores the relationship between theatre, musical and radio.

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20. 07. 2011: rAdioCUSTICA