Favourite web sites
Selection of links to my favourite websites - those relevant for activities represented on this web site. Only the most important are listed here. A broader range of links can be found in respective thematic sections.
Musician, architect, improviser.
Another Norwegian drummer, this one playing with a lot of electronics - see my favourite Humcrush.
Master of didgeridoo.
Norwegian drummer, lots of collaborations, lots of records.
The group profile in English (by François Couture, All Music Guide)
"The Czech group Dvouletá Fáma went through two different periods of existence in the 1980s. Trapped in the underground, it seldom performed, recorded rarely, and on the long run had little impact. Yet, the little documents the group left showcase a very original new wave/avant-pop band working in the same vein as Pere Ubu and After Dinner, but in a Czech context..."
Web site of a gnarled songwriter and musician
Jiří Konvrzek, multi-instrumentalist and remarkable performer in the Czech alternative scene, performing either as soloist or with the band (KonVRZek), author of characteristic lyrics and melodies. He has recorded two albums, I believe.
Web site of my favourite multi-instrumentalist, composer and sound engineer
Bob Drake sang and played drums, basses, guitars, banjos etc. with, among others, Thinking Plague, 5uu's, The Science Group and many others; he participated in a number of musical projects and released a set of remarkable solo rfecords. In his studio, established some years ago in Southern France, he prepared - as sound engineer - an enormous amount of excellent recordings of alternative music. This is how he organizes performances of his current group on his web site: "Currently looking for gigs in the west-southwest-northwest USA: livingrooms, garages, toolsheds, backyards preferred though we'll play regular clubs if that's the only choice..." - isn't it a noble and cute way of pursuing a musician's life?
Pavel Klusák blog
Blog of musical journalist at Respekt.cz - one of the two blogs I keep my eye on
Web site of the Czech versatile saxophon player
Czech saxophon player, who is as good in alternative free music as in classical jazz, writing music, poetry and art reviews. Today, he is playing his music mainly with Jan Štolba Quartet; outside of jazz, he has played with Oldřich Janota or with the Dr. Konopný Quartet.
Personal web site
Bruno Latour is a French sociologist, philosopher and anthropologist, a leading scholar in Science and Technology Studies (STS). Together with John Law and Michel Callon, he developed actor-network theory, an approach to empirical studies of socio-technical assemblies. He is author of Science in action: How to follow scientists and engineers through society (Open UP, 1987), We have never been modern (Harvard UP, 1993) či Reassembling the social: An introduction to actor-network theory (Oxford UP, 2006). Full texts of many his papers and articles can be found on his website.
Czech and Slovak journal for qualitative research in the social sciences
Czech and Slovak peer-reviewed journal for qualitative research in the social sciences, appearing tri-annually in both paper and online versions. Established in 1994 (originally as Biograf Bulletin), currently published by the civil association Casopis Biograf [The Biograf Journal]. In Biograf, you will find original and translated articles, book reviews, critical exchanges, reports, etc. ISSN 1211-5770.