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"Marko Grbac Knapić - M.G.K. ”


Short story

Multi-instrumentalist and composer in electronic, theatre, film music, soundscapes and sound instalations. His main instrument is electric bass/contrabass. As a producer and sound researcher he is using musical software “Ableton” as a platform for recording, composing and performing music in various formats. Active instructor of musical software “Ableton” on national and international level. Engaged in the research in all forms of the above mentioned areas, particularly areas where is mixing of styles in order to produce new artistic exspresion. Active member of audio-visual collective “Armazonex”. Based in city of Pula (Croatia) creating music in his own studio “Armazonex”. During the past 20 years has been active as an artist and worked with: Theatre dr.Inat Pula(HR), Playground Collective - Frankfurt(DE), Ninja Tune-London(UK), Prog as a frog - Amsterdam(NL), Istarsko Narodno Kazalište-Pula(HR), Companie with Bals-(FR-NL), Grotest Maru-Berlin(DE), Forgotten fish memory orchestra-Amsterdam (NL), Eva Ursprung-Graz(AU), Maja Drobac -Zagreb(HR), Andrea Gotovina-Pula(HR), Ivan Marušić-Zagreb(HR)) and many musicians in more than 350 concerts, music for 8 theatre plays, 4 LP-CD official release, 2 soundtracks for the film, 9 sound installations. Two times awarded in the film and performing arts .

 

Bands, Orchestras, Solo projects :

  • 1993-1999 “Dark busters” - hard core trio – elec. bass, voc., etc…
  • 1998-1999 “Arda”- acoustic music for film scores–guitar,elec.bass,cont.bass
  • 1999-2001 “After buster future beat”- d’n’b duo wierd impro - elec. bass
  • 2003-2007 “Forgotten fish memory orchestra”-ambient-etno orch.- cont. bass
  • 2007-2012 "Les chattes noires"- jazz standards duo - cont. bass
  • 2000 - active ”Manig “ - d’n’b-jazz impro duo - elec. bass
  • 2006 - active “Toovar” - electronic d’n’b beats with ambient-jazzy sounds
  • 2009 - active “Too-faar” - electronic beats, organic ambient, space sound
  • 2011 - active “Green Screen”- psytrance out of square

 

Music for dance performances:

  • 2011 - “Nebo je”- Istarsko narodno kazalište
  • 2012 - “Silent killer – My name is Nisha”-Maja Drobac
  • 2013 - “Silent killer – Together”-Maja Drobac
  • 2014 - “Mangazen”- Larisa Navojec and Maja Droba

 

Music for theatre:

  • 1995 - "Ne gledaj me očima budale"- Dr. Inat
  • 2008 - “Društvene igre”- Istarsko narodno kazalište
  • 2009 - “Mijao! Jao!”- Istarsko narodno kazalište

 

Soundscapes and Sound Installations:

  • 2008 - Recording and editing of sound on multimedia DVD “Sounds of Mediterranean- Brijuni“
  • 2010 - Soundtrack for photographic exhibition ”24.000km”- photograph Renco Kosinožić
  • 2010 - Soundtrack for photographic exhibition “Neplodna tla” – photograph Sandra Vitaljić
  • 2011 - Sound installation „Zvuci vremena“ – project with Austrian artist Evom Ursprung on «Liquid music» festival
  • 2012 - Audio-video live performance in gallery “Sveta Srca” with video artist Ivan Marušić-Klif and keys by Hrvoje Nikšić
  • 2013 - Soundscape CD “Zvukovi Rojca” Metamusic Production
  • 2013 - Soundscape “Sounds of Rojc” live performance on 15. Media Mediterranea festival
  • 2014 - Audio-video live performance “Sounds of Hrvatski dom - Karlovac” live performance with video artist Denis Mikšić
  • 2014 - Soundtrack for photographic exhibition “From a distance” - photograph Hassan Abdelghani

 

Ableton workshops held by M.G.K.:

  • 2009 - Ableton basic workshop – in cooperation with “Nepokoreni grad” festival, Karlovac (HR)
  • 2012 - Ableton basic workshop – in cooperation with “Meta Media”, Pula (HR)
  • 2013 - Ableton basic workshop – in cooperation with “Meta Media”, Pula (HR)
  • 2013 - Ableton advanced workshop “Music is in the air”– in cooperation with “Meta Media”, Pula (HR)
  • 2014 - Ableton advanced workshop “Music is in the air”– in cooperation with “K-matrix”, Karlovac (HR)
  • 2014 - Ableton advanced workshop “Music is in the air”– in cooperation with “Manifaturre Knos”, Lecce (IT)
  • 2015 - Ableton basic workshop – in cooperation with “Seasplash & Sonitus” VisualLab/EduSplash, Pula (HR)
  • 2015 - Ableton advanced workshop “Music is in the air”– in cooperation with “ZAWP”, Bilbao (ES)
  • 2016 - Ableton basic workshop – in cooperation with “Seasplash & Sonitus” VisualLab/EduSplash, Pula (HR)

 

Film music:

  • 1998 - “Una storia polesana” – Director: A.Korovljev, Music: Arda
  • 1999 - “Godine hrđe” - Director: A.Korovljev, Music: Arda & After Buster Future Beat

 

Relases:

  • 1996 - LP “Drugi mentalitet”- Dark Busters (hard core trio – elec. bass, singer, etc…) Pula (HR)
  • 1998 - Tape “Live prvomajski juriš”- After buster future beat (d’n’b duo wierd impro - elec. bass) Pula (HR)
  • 2002 - CD “Dekomponizator”- Manig(d’n’b-jazz impro duo- elec.bass) Pula(HR)
  • 2007 - CD “If I had a hi fi” - Forgotten fish memory orchestra(ambient-etno orch.- cont. bass) Amsterdam (NL)

 

Awards:

  • 2000 - “Godine hrđe”(A.Korovljev)-Best Croatian documentary on Days of Croatian Film
  • 2006 - "Forgotten Fish Memory Orchestra" – Award for innovation in theatre on “PUF” theatre festival

 

Education:

  • 1999 - Testaccio,Roma (jazz department,elec.bass)
  • 2000/01- Conservatorium van Amsterdam (jazz department elec. bass)