Lenka Morávková: Bohemian Cristal Instrument (Czech Rep.)

In an adventurous journey with the Bohemian Cristal Instrument (an après Cristal Baschet), Lenka Morávková is processing its acoustic capacities along with her voice to create unexpected soundscapes on the border of movie score and pulsing dance music in order to bring unique sonic and visual experience. Lenka Morávková is a songwriter, sound artist, and electronic music producer from the Czech Republic, currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Ethnomusicology and Digital Composition at the University of California, Riverside.

Walking the line between the dance floor and conceptual art, Lenka Morávková transgresses boundaries within music, visual art, performance, and new media, touring internationally with her music project My Name Is Ann, exhibiting new media-sound installations and performing with the unique glass instrument Bohemian Cristal Instrument (après Baschet sculpture).

Her installations and performances have been presented extensively, including the Lem festival in Barcelona, the Czech National Theatre in Prague, Art Fair Prague, the International Glass Symposium, Colors of Ostrava, and the Biennial Ostrava Days festival in the Czech Republic, the Natures Festival in Ljubjana,  Storytelling festival in Sheleftea (Sweden) and The Broad Museum in Los Angeles. Additionally, as a music critic under the alias of KnofLenka, she is hosting a radio show on the Czech National Radio.

Most recently, her video of performing in the blooming desert of California got viral and reached out to more than a million viewers. Lenka and her Bohemian Cristal Instrument continue to perform unique shows on site specific places as well as major festivals, pushing the boundaries of what a music experience is. 

In 2012 Lenka Morávková designed the first Cristal Baschet (named Bohemian Cristal, an après Baschet sculpture) in the Czech Republic and assisted Spanish artist Martí Ruiz, of the Metalúdic Baschet Collective, in the construction of the instrument.

The Cristal Baschet was originally conceived and developed in 1952 by François and Bernard Baschet, two French brothers who built a myriad of experimental instruments and sound sculptures, which are now exhibited in galleries and private collections around the world. As it is possible to play this instrument at a high level of virtuosity, the Cristal Baschet has become the most successful of the instruments created by the Baschet Brothers.

A unique live show from Lenka Morávková and her Bohemian Cristal Instrument is an extraordinary experience, which immerses you into a world where futurism and tradition becomes one.

We also represent Lenka in her other project My Name is Ann you can find here

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Lenka Morávková