About Dr. Konopný Quartet

1991-1993 / 2002-2008 ::::

Dr. Konopný Quartet

Wild free improvisation band: Radomil Uhlíř - voice; René Pařez (until 2005)/Joe Karafiát (since 2005) - guitars; Zdeněk Konopásek - drums, trumpet; Jan Štolba (since 2006) - sax; and others

I played with the Quartet in 1991-93 and then again (and mainly) in 2002-2008. This weird musical group was/is dominated by the actor, poet, visual artist, traveller and singer, Radomil Uhlíř. The band initiated as a reincarnation of late Dvouletá fáma (Uhlíř, Vik, Konopásek). A number of musicians have played with the band throughout the years, e.g.: Vratislav Kydlíček (drums), Lumír Gajda (guitar), René Pařez (guitar) and Zdeněk Hmyzák Novák (trumpet). In 2002-2008 I especially enjoyed playing with the following lineup: Radomil Uhlíř, Joe Karafiát, Jan Štolba and Oto Sukovský (bass, since 2007). In 2006 a double CD was released by Guerilla Records: Skrývám se, ale nikdo mne nehledá [I am hiding, but nobody is looking for me]. In spring 2008, after a deep personal conflict with Radomil Uhlíř, I left the band.

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Closest events/performances

15. 12. 2019 -

Divadlo Vizita (Humpolec)

Improvised performance

18. 12. 2019 -

Divadlo Vizita (Praha)

Improvised performance, Archa Theatre, Na porici 26, Praha 1. 8pm.

19. 12. 2019 -

Divadlo Vizita (Praha)

Improvised performance, Archa Theatre, Na porici 26, Praha 1. 8pm.

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Latest publications/recordings

V/A (2014): Hody hody chorovody (His Voice Sampler). CD. Hudební informační středisko o.p.s.

Nightbird (Fidler & Konopásek): His voice (track no. 10, 13:22)

Zátory (2011): Zátory. CD. Polí5 [EPP 027-2]

A collection of songs recorded by the band Zátory in 2004-5.

V/A (2009): For Semafor. CD. Klíče [key01]

Musical contribution to the compilation - the song "Modré punčochy" [Blue socks]", performed by the Vizita Band

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Osobní stránky Zdeňka Konopáska - http://zdenek.konopasek.net, technická realizace Jakub Konopásek ©