Jan Trojan (*1982) graduated in music composition at the Teplice Conservatory and later 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) and was awarded numerous prizes (among them the Generation Contest or 60 Concrete Seconds of Music). He works as music editor and sound designer at the Czech Radio and as tutor at the Faculty of Composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, specialising in electronic music. He also takes part in acoustic performances and co-founded experimental collective OEM ARTS. This year he is a Fulbright-Masaryk visiting scholar at the Centre For New Music and Technology, University of California, Berkeley. He is interested in sounds, silence and the space in between them.
Fulbright-Masaryk Visiting Scholar, Fulbright assosiation, Center for New Music and Audio Technology, University of California, Berkeley.
Assistant Professor, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, department of composition at Music Faculty, Electroacoustic and multimedia composition.
Recording director, sound designer, Czech Radio, Production Centre.
2009 – 2012
Doctorate (PhD.), Academy of Performing Arts Prague. Dissertation thesis: Acoustic ecology and soundscape in the context of multimedia;
2011 – 2012
Sound Studies, The Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste), Erasmus student exchange;
2007 – 2009
Master of Composition, Academy of Performing Arts Prague;
2004 – 2007
Bachelor of Composition, Academy of Performing Arts Prague;
1998 – 2004
Study of Composition at the Teplice Conservatoire; title of qualification awarded: Certified Artist;
1994 – 2004
Secondary Grammar School, Duchcov.