Jan Trojan graduated in music composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he finished his postgraduate studies focusing on acoustic ecology and soundscape. He participated in a study programme at the Universität der Künste in Berlin (2011-12). In 2015-16 he was a Fulbright-Masaryk visiting scholar at the Centre For New Music and Technology, University of California, Berkeley. Jan works as recording director and sound designer at Czech Radio and as tutor at the Faculty of Composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, specialising in electronic music. Jan is interested in sounds, silence and the space in between them.

An Acoustic Signal Articulated by Musical Instruments in a Form of Musical Composition or Sound Performance

The Fire Horns presentation covers three perspectives:

1. own composer’s and performer’s approach to an acoustic signal of a fire horn,

2. the Music for Fire Horns – a focus on a project of Czech radio Vltava and the Berg Orchestra from a music director’s view,

3. a musical inspiration focuses on an acoustic signal of a fire horn in a public space inside of an artificial space – the Mobile Acousmonium HAMU project.