"David in particular is one of the most innovative and driven young guitarists on the scene today."”

— Pat Mastelotto - King Crimson

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2. The best jazz album of the year  

"At the beginning of the year, it is customary to take stock of the previous year. Our skjazz.sk editors would also like to take stock of the past year and one of the best ways is to remind ourselves of the best jazz albums we reviewed in the past year! Reviewer Ján Hocek also contributed his bit to the mill and here are the TOP 10 best jazz albums of the past year according to his criteria, which he reviewed for the 1st Slovak online jazz magazine skjazz.sk. And to make it more precise and punchier, we in the editorial team focused purely on European jazz albums!"

 

LINK: https://skjazz.sk/news/showNew/jan-hocek-top-10-jazz-albumov-2022?fbclid=IwAR2oamQxYLPXd08BYGTXXF3SvCd1dVqwqw-yLv44F4478c1X5jeDDrT4k_k

La Monte Young Composition #9 by David Kollar 

"I received a package in the mail in which a line was drawn. The envelope was sent to me by Michal Kořán. It also contained a cover letter that La Monte Young had sent to various musicians in 1960, asking them to set the line to music. The piece is called Composition #9."

With 4’33” Cage paved the way for works such as Young’s Composition 1960 pieces, which provide one of the basic foundations for the idea to serve as the artwork by itself, with no unnecessary embellishments. Central to Young’s work is the concept of “stasis,” as opposed to “Fluxus.” “Change or flux is inevitable,” Young wrote. “Stasis, or remaining the same, is impossible. Therefore, to achieve the static state is the goal, while the state of flux, variation, or contrast, is unavoidable and thus unnecessary as a goal.” Later, Composition 1960 pieces appeared alongside works by other artists in An Anthology (1963), edited by Young, a publication characterized as “chance operations, concept art, anti art, indeterminacy, . . . improvisation, meaningless work,” and “natural disasters.” In 1960 and 1961, together with Yoko Ono, Young organized a series of events at Ono’s loft on Chambers Street that had a germinative effect on the formation of Fluxus.

LINK: https://youtu.be/ihkOZIp71a0

On radio Klara in Nethherlands 

Tomorrow at 10pm on Klara Radio in the Netherlands you will be able to hear my song Alma and the Silhouette of Hope. Song Will be aired tomorrow between 10 and 12 pm this sunday 11/12 

 

LINK: https://klara.be/

The Buzzfish tour - diary 

"I admit I was worried about this tour. Gergo Borlai and I haven't played together for over eight years. We occasionally write to each other via Whatsapp and of course I follow his very successful career. Moreover, I haven't played with the bass guitarist since 2012. I also follow Lorenzo Feliciati on Facebook. Basically, I am in his debt. Lorenzo has connected me with Pat Mastelotto in the past. I was on the guestlist of Crimson Projeckt in Warsaw. I left Pat my album The Son and he approached me with the idea of doing a band together. That's actually how Komara came about, thanks to Lorenzo."

LINK: https://davidkollar.substack.com/p/the-buzzfish-tour

New listening video 

Alma and the silhouette of hope is the first track from David Kollar and Arve Henriksen's album a Sense of destiny.
The album will be released on 20 September on Hevhetia.
David Kollar - guitar
Arve Henriksen - trumpet
Pictures by Anna Maria Friman

Album dedicated to the memory of Jozef Tkáč, Marta Tkáčová, Barbora Cienka, Andrej Migaš and little Alma.

 

My Hans Zimmer story 

It started a long time ago. I think when the soundtrack to Batman - Dark Knight came out. I saw a video of Hans Zimmer talking about originality. He mentioned that he was looking for musicians who were exceptional in their approach to music. I got the feeling that I could be part of Hans Zimmer's team. I had no idea how his world worked. I reworked his songs and tried to get to him somehow. A guy from Slovakia who was interested in nothing but music.

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