Jiří Suchánek (1979)




 is Czech sound and media artist, musician and multimedia experimenter focused in building permanent audio-light installations that are usually interactive and placed in natural or public spaces (like a cave, astronomic observatory, bridge…). His artistic approach is synthetic. In his works he is connecting sound, light, sculptural objects, electronics + code with carefully chosen spaces. Through his work he explores relationship between nature, technology and durability of the electronic media in a wild climatic situations. Jiří Suchánek is searching for alternative situations and places for presentation of media art. The center of his works is sound that is expanded or articulated by other media and unexpected social situations. He also performs with his experimental electronic music based on a sonification of atomic data. Jiří Suchánek studied atelier video-multimedia-performance (Keiko Sei, Peter Ronai) at Faculty of Fine Arts at Brno University of Technology (1999-2005). He attended several workshops and study fellowships – for example CTM MusicMakersHacklab 2014, Timet (Giardino Sonoro de la Limonaia), STEIM (Orientation workshop). Currently he is at fellowship at the Institute of Sonology in den Haag. Since 2009 Jiří works as an assistant at Department of Audiovisual Technology at Faculty of Fine Arts Brno University of Technology where he teaches Audio technology and History of SoundArt. Now he is Ph.D. candidate at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts where he works on thesis “Sonification and Aesthetics of Data-mapping” and teaches “Physical computing – interactive systems”



mob: +420 604 284 123 (Czech republic)

           +31 684 750 484  (Netherlands)

Selected realizations

Atom Tone, sonification of atomic data, ICAD conference, Canberra, Australia, 2016

Atom Tone, sonification of atomic data, NEXT – festival of advanced music, Bratislava, 2015

Red line border, cymatic laser installation, See the sound exhibition, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, 2015

Monolith, interactive sound/light installation, Experimenta underground, Benešov, 2015

Echo corridor, 8 channel algorithmic sound installation, National gallery, Veletrzni palace, Prague, 2014

LuxBurger, light sensitive musical interface+concert, MusicMaker’s Hacklab, DIY Utopia, CTM, Berlin, 2013

Cluster 2.0, permanent audiovisual installation, Observatory and Planetarium of the city Brno, 2012—>now

Time.break, 4-channel sound installation, Vuorikaiku sound gallery, Helsinki, 2014

Pulse, audiovisual algorithmic installation, Galerie Die Aktualität des Schönen, Liberec, 2013

Turbulence, wind interactive sound installation, Exposition of New Music, Brno, 2013

Out of the blue, interactive audiovisual installation, 4AM Forum for architecture and media, Brno, 2012

Sonicave, permanent audiovisual installation, Cave Vypustek, Moravian Carst, 2009–>now

Sonic garden, permanent multichannel interactive sound installation, Santa Ponsa, Mallorca, 2008

Mateřídouška, AV performances at several festivals (Rokolektive, Unsound on Tour, Stimul, Alternativa, Sperm, Exposition of New Music etc.), 2005 – 2009



15/06/2017 | Turbulence in dunes
sound installation in dunes

Meyendel, 2243 Wassenaar, Netherlands Latitude: 52.136722 | Longitude: 4.321083 52°08'12.2"N 4°19'15.9'E
28/04/2017 - 29/04/2017 | No turbulence in slow wind
sound wind installation as part of group exhibition "Installation in progress. Please wait." made by students of Sonology
Haagse Kunstkring, Haag
04/04/2017 - 06/04/2017 | Piezo workshop – Sounds of mass
workshop about working with contact mics and processing the sound in max/msp - introduction to visual programming
VŠVU, Intermedia department, Bratislava
25/03/2017 - 27/03/2017 | Red line border
laser cymatic installation
DeLight exhibition, Berlin
23/03/2017 | Atomtone
atomic sonification concert
Spektrum, Berlin, DE
22/03/2017 | Vanad+Carbon (composition)
acousmatic composition for Discussion Concerts series
Institute of Sonology, Arnold Schönbergzaal, The Hague, NL
09/11/2016 - 30/11/2016 | Dráha ( Path )
exhibition of the object that we created with Tomáš Sedláček
object + audio : me
light system : Tomáš
gallery Monomach, Gorkého 12, Brno, art map info
19/10/2016 | ROJ ver 2.1 (live)
start 20:00
concert inside my permanent light installation
audio-visual synaesthetic performance
Brno Observatory and Planetarium, Brno, Observatory web
04/10/2016 | Pulse
algorithmic installation/composition
Setkávání Nové hudby Plus 2016 ( support program to Kees Tazelaar concert presentation), fb link
24/09/2016 | Atom tone
live electronic music, sonification of spectroscopic data, analog modular processing
SOUND CITY DAYS, Kulturpark K13, Kosice, Sk