"David in particular is one of the most innovative and driven young guitarists on the scene today."”

— Pat Mastelotto - King Crimson

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My Day #2 on Youtube  

This is my second video that I put on youtube as part of "my days". This is how my normal day of the week looks like. I drive my daughter to school and work in the studio. I also visited my neighbour Peter Popelka, who has a painting studio behind my wall.

In USA Again. 

At the beginning of the year, David Kollar managed to travel to the USA again, this time at the invitation of American music legend Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson. After a residency in Mastelotto's Texas recording studio, David moved to Los Angeles, where he continued his already successful collaboration with sound designer Rick Cox, with whom he recently also performed in Slovakia. During his stay, in addition to presenting his original work to many first-class musicians and producers, David also managed to gain a lot of new inspiration and establish interesting new collaborations. You can read more about his experiences from the trip at Hudba.sk. David Kollar's residency was financially supported by public resources of the Slovak Arts Council.

LINK: https://davidkollar.substack.com/p/a-week-at-pat-mastelottos-studio

How did I get there? Podcast with David Kollar 

Hello friends! We have an international double-header today. First up, I talk to Mitch Galbraith, guitar player for Australian, psychedelic, yacht rock band, Ocean Alley. Their latest album, Low Altitude Living has been blowing up and they've been out promoting it all over the world including two tours of the U.S. in 2022. Go to oceanalley.com.au for music, videos, tour dates and more. Mitch and I have a great conversation about how their music is influenced by their home in the North Beaches of New South Wales, playing all over Europe and America, surfing, their songwriting process and more. After that, I talk to Slovakian, avant-garde/jazz guitar player, David Kollar who was in town making an album with legendary drummer, Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson). His incredibly unique style comes from a combo of influences including eastern european classical, jazz, ambient music techno and more. The globally celebrated guitar player has scored 18 films, won a ton of awards and he's constantly collaborating with other amazing artists. Go to davidkollar.com for music, videos, tour dates and more. David and I have a great conversation about his journey in music, pushing the guitar into new areas musically and sonically, his use of electronics and technology, his many collaborations and projects including Komara with Pat Mastelotto and much more! I had a great time getting o know both of these great artists. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down! 


LINK: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-1247-ocean-alley-david-kollar/id458085551?i=1000598461967

2. The best jazz album of the year  

"At the beginning of the year, it is customary to take stock of the previous year. Our skjazz.sk editors would also like to take stock of the past year and one of the best ways is to remind ourselves of the best jazz albums we reviewed in the past year! Reviewer Ján Hocek also contributed his bit to the mill and here are the TOP 10 best jazz albums of the past year according to his criteria, which he reviewed for the 1st Slovak online jazz magazine skjazz.sk. And to make it more precise and punchier, we in the editorial team focused purely on European jazz albums!"


LINK: https://skjazz.sk/news/showNew/jan-hocek-top-10-jazz-albumov-2022?fbclid=IwAR2oamQxYLPXd08BYGTXXF3SvCd1dVqwqw-yLv44F4478c1X5jeDDrT4k_k

La Monte Young Composition #9 by David Kollar 

"I received a package in the mail in which a line was drawn. The envelope was sent to me by Michal Kořán. It also contained a cover letter that La Monte Young had sent to various musicians in 1960, asking them to set the line to music. The piece is called Composition #9."

With 4’33” Cage paved the way for works such as Young’s Composition 1960 pieces, which provide one of the basic foundations for the idea to serve as the artwork by itself, with no unnecessary embellishments. Central to Young’s work is the concept of “stasis,” as opposed to “Fluxus.” “Change or flux is inevitable,” Young wrote. “Stasis, or remaining the same, is impossible. Therefore, to achieve the static state is the goal, while the state of flux, variation, or contrast, is unavoidable and thus unnecessary as a goal.” Later, Composition 1960 pieces appeared alongside works by other artists in An Anthology (1963), edited by Young, a publication characterized as “chance operations, concept art, anti art, indeterminacy, . . . improvisation, meaningless work,” and “natural disasters.” In 1960 and 1961, together with Yoko Ono, Young organized a series of events at Ono’s loft on Chambers Street that had a germinative effect on the formation of Fluxus.

LINK: https://youtu.be/ihkOZIp71a0

On radio Klara in Nethherlands 

Tomorrow at 10pm on Klara Radio in the Netherlands you will be able to hear my song Alma and the Silhouette of Hope. Song Will be aired tomorrow between 10 and 12 pm this sunday 11/12 


LINK: https://klara.be/

The Buzzfish tour - diary 

"I admit I was worried about this tour. Gergo Borlai and I haven't played together for over eight years. We occasionally write to each other via Whatsapp and of course I follow his very successful career. Moreover, I haven't played with the bass guitarist since 2012. I also follow Lorenzo Feliciati on Facebook. Basically, I am in his debt. Lorenzo has connected me with Pat Mastelotto in the past. I was on the guestlist of Crimson Projeckt in Warsaw. I left Pat my album The Son and he approached me with the idea of doing a band together. That's actually how Komara came about, thanks to Lorenzo."

LINK: https://davidkollar.substack.com/p/the-buzzfish-tour