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Pálka, Tomášlocked

  • Ian Mikyska

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(b Brno, 21 Feb 1978).Czech composer and therapist. After studies in composition at the Brno Conservatory with Pavel Zemek-Novák, he relocated to Prague, where he studied with marek kopelent and Milan Slavický, with whom he also completed his doctoral studies.

His music always contains an element of quieting down, of a gradual focusing. In contrast to other composers working with quietness and stillness, for Pálka, silence is always arrived at; it always stands in contrast to, and is intimately connected with, the spiritual dimension of man, often present directly in his music through the use of both sacred and secular texts....

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