Jonáš Gruska

The photo shows the sound artist and musician Jonáš Gruska during his performance at the festival »sonic experiments« in July 2015.
Year of birth, place
Bratislava, Slovakia
lives and works in
Bratislava, Slovakia
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist
Institute / Department
Institute for Music and Acoustics
At the ZKM
  • 2015
Born in Czechoslovakia. Studied at Institute of Sonology in The Hague (Netherlands) and at Music Academy in Cracow (Poland). Works mostly with computers and electronics as a musician and sound artist under his civil name, or as Mrkva or Binmatu. He has authored interactive poems and visual performances, and is also a developer of musical instruments, artistic software and hardware. Gave workshops on city sonification, field recording, printed circuit board design, and programming for artists. Jonas has also been active part of various Gamelan orchestras in Netherlands, currently rehearsing with orchestra based in Bratislava.

Performed and exhibited his work in Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden; on festivals such as Kraak (Belgium), Norberg (Sweden), Audio Art (Poland), Mélos-Ethos (Slovakia) or Next (Slovakia). In 2009 he started label LOM focused on East/Central European experimental art and music. Since 2013 he is organizing ZVUK, outdoor festival dedicated to experimental music