Fero Király is an artist, performer and teacher. He deals with sound and music projects with an overlap into performance, sound art, visual art, installations, interpretations of contemporary music, as well as with educational projects in the field of sound art. He uses new frontier experimental positions, creates his own digital tools and likes to collaborate on projects with other artists with a multidisciplinary focus. He mapped the early works of Philip Glass’s minimal music, most of which he premiered in Slovakia – from clubs to the two largest cathedrals (Košice, Bratislava). Recently, he has been focusing on microtonality, livecoding and on installations and sound environments. In his latest sound installations Chronika and Water music III, he deals with the themes of language, time and new-new sensitivity.
He is one of the founders and artistic directors of an annual intermedia art /non/festival JAMA which takes place annually in autumn in Banská Štiavnica and Banská Belá, Slovakia – the last places of residence of Slovak intermedia artist Milan Adamčiak.
Fero Király was on residences in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Druskininkai, Ljubljana and Poznan. Apart from Slovakia, he has performed in New York (Roulette Intermedium), San Francisco, London (Cafe OTO), Prague (National Theatre, UMPRUM), Berlin, Passau, Vienna (MUMOK), Oslo, Copenhagen and others. He has collaborated with artists and curators such as Milan Adamčiak, Hauke Harder, Michal Murin, Hilary Jeffery, Maja Osojnik, Juraj Bartusz, Elliot Sharp, Lina Lapelyte and others.
His most known projects include the Cluster ensemble (together with Ivo Šiller and Zuzana Biščáková), where he co-authored a number of performances. For the album Cluster ensemble plays Philip Glass, Cluster has won several awards and significant reviews on the Guardian and Pitchfork.
He is the author of the audiovisual instrument Zvukodrom for kids as well as the Botanical Garden collection, which includes graphic titles, compositions and music and sound games for children. Recently, the collection has established itself in the space of Slovak basic art schools and has become a part of children’s music education.
Foensourced software such as JACK and SuperCollider on Linux. Free Software is and has always been a big part of his work and ethics.
Fero Király is a graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he studied piano and electroacoustic music. As an external teacher, he taught subjects related to new media art at the Comenius University in Bratislava at the Faculty of Arts. He defended his PhD with a dissertation on New Media in Art Education at Primary Schools at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Pedagogy, in 2020. He works as a freelance artist.