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Tomáš Dvořák (*78) aka Floex is a clarinetist, composer, producer and multimedia artist from Prague (Czech Republic). While Tomáš solo works are released under his Floex moniker, his soundtracks are released under his own name Tomáš Dvořák. He has been learning clarinet since young age. Clarinet later becomes the key instrument for his music – not only as an instrumental signature, but it also influences his compositional approach.
Floex started to compose electronic music in 1996. His debut album Pocustone (2001) bridges then relatively isolated aspects of nu-jazz, electronic and contemporary music. The album was highly critically acclaimed not only in the Czech Republic and gained several awards (Angel Award 2001 and Nomination to Europian Qwartz Awards).
He is well known for his cooperation with Amanita Design on soundtracks for games Samorost 2 (2006) and Machinarium (2009). Machinarium OST gained massive acclaim from both fans and critics and was selected as the best 2009 soundtrack according world’s number one game magazine – PC Gamer.
Ten years after the debut in Floex released Zorya (2011). Probably most profound album up to date goes further in exploration of acoustic music (especially minimalism), soundtrack music and contemporary electronic music. Album which takes as symbol Slavic night guard goddess “Zorya Polunochnaya” explores more deep, subconscious and nightly moods of music. However don’t be mistaken, this may be Floex most energetic album up to date – very adventurous, almost storytelling. Zorya received two Angel Awards (Cezch sort of Grammy Awards) in Electronic music and Alternative music cathegory and also has been nominated for Apollo and Vinyla Awards.
Tomáš is also author of several unique interactive multimedia installations and performances (RGB, Crossroad, Live Score) which he created mainly in 2002-2007 while studying at Prague Academy of Visual arts. His recent work Archifon I made together with Daniel Gregor has been featured in BBC World, Forbes and Wire magazine amongst many others.
In 2013 he has released EP called Gone that closes the Zorya era and opens a new one. The record also reflects current live repertoire.
At the moment Floex is performing live with his band (Tomáš Dvořák – electronics, clarinet and midiclarinet, Jirka Javůrek – clarinet, midiclarinet and bas clarinet, Sára Vondrášková – vocals and metalophone, Marián Petržela – drums).The band is occasionally performing with guests (Petr Skála – bass guitar, Joe Acheson – bass guitar, Marinella Mastrosimone / Musetta – vocals, Matteo Curcio / Musetta – electronics).
The selected performances includes Big Chill (Easton Castle Deer Park, UK), Palác Akropolis (Prague, Czech Republic), Stubnitz (Rotterdam NL), Global Beats (Krotoszyn, Poland), and Zoobizarre (Bordeaux, France), Audioriver (Poland), Edinburg Jazz Festival (UK), Colors Of Ostrava (CZ), Krake Festival (GE), Mira Festival (ES), and Pohoda (SK).
2001 Pocustone (Quazidelict records)
2006 Samorost II Soundtrack (Amanita Design, Quazidelict records)
2009 Machinarium Soundtrack (Amanita Design, Minority Records)
2011 Zorya (Amanita Design, Minority Records)
2013 Gone EP (Denovali records)