Private Project

Předjaří / Praevernal

Předjaří / Praevernal is an authorial film-poem that develops the idea of absolute partnership between image and music. Fluid development of seven long shots in connection with ambient orchestral music create a breathing audiovisual body that portrays the author's view of winter nature cosmos in an abstract meditative manner. Předjaří is a Czech word for the season of late winter and early spring.

  • Martin Klusák
  • Martin Klusák
  • HAMU
  • MasterFilm
  • Magiclab
  • Marek Matvija
    Visual Postproduction
  • Arťom Krukovič
    Visual Postproduction
  • Martin Klusák
    Editor, Music, Camera, Sound
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    experimental, music, ambient, short film
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    16,015 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • potential world premiere
  • Experimental Forum 2017
    Los Angeles
    United States
    (no public screening)
    Honorable Mention
Distribution Information
  • MasterFilm
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Martin Klusák

Martin Klusák (b. 1987) is an emerging composer and multimedia artist with a portfolio of internationally premiered and performed works. He focuses on experimental music in the multimedia, concert, film, and site-specific context. Currently, as a PhD student at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, he researches visual music and possible links and crossovers between musical composition, film, architecture, and fine arts. He is a co-founder of Topos Kolektiv – a project that researches site-specific approaches to music - and PET(m)use - a project connecting musicians and architects in one experimental team.

So far he has cooperated with major Czech musical formations and productions (BERG Orchestra Prague, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Czech Radio, etc.) and his pieces have been performed in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Estonia, and other European countries, as well as in Japan and United States. His projects suceeded in a range of competitions, such as selection of Phonurgia Nova Awards 2016 in Paris, Honorable Mention at the Experimental Forum 2017 in LA, first prizes of the Prague Philharmonic Choir’s competition (Prague, 2012) and of “Generace” - competition of the Janáček May Festival for young composers of the Visegrad countries (Ostrava, 2014), awards for the best Czech electroacoustic compositions in the Musica Nova Competition (Prague, 2011, 2014), the audience prize in the Berg Orchestra’s competition (Prague, 2013), and other. Films with his original scores have been screened at major film festivals around the world, such as the Quinzaine des réalizateurs in Cannes (Happy End, dir. Jan Saska, 2016).

In 2016, he was a resident artist at the Electronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm, and his project Topos Kolektiv was invited to perform at the Neu Now festival for emerging artists in Amsterdam. In January 2018, he was a guest artist the the Tartu Artist in Residence program in Tartu, Estonia.

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Director Statement

I am a composer and experimental artist. I try to find links between music and other forms of art, such as film, theatre, and fine arts. My compositions are often crossover pieces that concern not only sounds and pitches, but also visual or spatial elements.

I have been greatly inspired by nature and landscape (both outer and inner) as well as by architecture, fine arts and sociopolitical context. The form of my works tends to be influenced by natural processes and geometrical structures, and also by contemporary music, fiction, documentary, and experimental film.