Michal Rataj is a composer and radio producer based in Prague, Czech Republic. Currently he is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to CNMAT, UC Berkeley.

As a composer, Rataj is mainly interested in composing electroacoustic music (both acousmatic and performative), as well as music inspired by the phenomenon of Gregorian chant as a musical medium of liturgy. Rataj is assistant professor at the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague.

As a radio producer, Rataj works for Czech Radio (national public broadcaster). In 2003 he founded and has been in charge of producing specialized program slots for radioart featuring newly commissioned works as well as cross-borders pieces from soundscapes through a concrete-poetry-based works. He is a member of the Ars Acustica Group of the European Broadcasting Union

Michal Rataj will present some of his recent works as well as a short introduction to the world of contemporary European radio art.


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Friday, November 30, 2007, 10:15pm to 10:15pm