Floex

Real Name:
Tomáš Dvořák
Profile:
Tomáš Dvořák (*78) aka Floex- clarinetist, composer, producer and multimedia artist from Prague (Czech Republic). His music is characteristic by unique exploration of electro-acoustic nexus and emphasis on audiovisual aspects of art. From childhood he has been learning clarinet which later becomes the key instrument for his music - not only as “instrumental signature” but also as way of his compositional approach.

Floex started to compose electronic music in 1996. His debut album Pocustone (2001) bridges relatively isolated genres such as nu-jazz, electronic and modern 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 the soundtracks for the games Samorost 2 (2006) and Machinarium (2009). Machinarium OST gained massive reaction by both fans and critics and was selected as the best 2009 soundtrack according world’s number game magazine - PC Gamer.

Ten years after the debut in 2011 Floex releases new album Zorya. Probably most profound album up to date is going further in exploration of acoustic music (especially classical minimalism), soundtrack music and contemporary electronic. 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 category and also has been nominated to Apollo and Vinilla Awards.

In 2013 Tomáš starts cooperation with new label - Denovali Records. Home of many great artists like his allies Hidden Orchestra, Greg Haines, Poppy Ackroyd, Bersarin Quartet or Piano Interrupted.

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 and Archifon II is based on idea of making big interactive instruments from the buildings interiors via mapping (www.archifon.org). It was made together with Daniel Gregor and gained international succes being featured in BBC World, Forbes, Wire , Discovery Channel and more.

At the moment Floex is performing live with his band - Sára Vondrášková - vocals and keyboards, Tomáš Dvořák - electronics, clarinet and midiclarinet, Jirka Javůrek - clarinet, midiclarinet and bas clarinet, Marián Petržela - drums!

The selected performances includes Big Chill (Easton Castle Deer Park / UK), Audioriver (Plock / Poland), Edinburg Jazz Festival (Edinburgh / UK), Eurosonic (Groningen / Netherlands), Babylon Club (Istanbul / Turkey), Mira Festival (Barcelona / Spain), Krake Festival (Berlin / GE), Pohoda (Trencin /SK), Palác Akropolis (Prague / Czech Republic), Stubnitz (Rotterdam / NL).
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Albums

- Hub — Floex Floex Hub(File, MP3) Not On Label (Floex Self-Released) - Europe 1999
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QDR002 Pocustone — Floex Floex Pocustone (Album) Quazi Delict Records QDR002 Czech Republic 2001 Sell This Version
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MIN28 Zorya — Floex Floex Zorya (Album) Minority Records (2) MIN28 Czech Republic 2011 Sell This Version
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MIN36 Samorost 3 Soundtrack — Floex Floex Samorost 3 Soundtrack (Album) Minority Records (2) MIN36 Czech Republic 2016 Sell This Version
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4816367 A Portrait Of John Doe — Floex Floex & Tom Hodge Feat. Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra Floex & Tom Hodge Feat. Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra - A Portrait Of John Doe (Album) Mercury KX 4816367 2018 Sell This Version
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MIN48 Machinarium Remixed — Floex Floex Machinarium Remixed (Album) Minority Records (2) MIN48 Czech Republic 2019 Sell This Version
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MIN58 Je Suis Karl Soundtrack — Floex Tom Hodge, Floex Tom Hodge, Floex - Je Suis Karl Soundtrack (Album) Minority Records (2) MIN58 Czech Republic 2021 Sell This Version
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MIN55, none Papetura Soundtrack — Floex Floex Papetura Soundtrack (Album) Minority Records (2) MIN55, none Czech Republic 2021 Sell This Version
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MIN64 Shoulders of Giants Soundtrack — Floex Floex Shoulders of Giants Soundtrack(6xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Minority Records (2) MIN64 Czech Republic 2023
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Singles & EPs

ST12002 Phi-Log Rmxd — Floex Floex Phi-Log Rmxd(12") Stoika Records ST12002 Czech Republic 2001 Sell This Version
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ZORYA_SINGLE_01 Casanova — Floex Floex Casanova(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Inner_fx ZORYA_SINGLE_01 Europe 2011
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DEN174 Gone — Floex Floex Gone (EP) Denovali Records DEN174 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
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none Samorost3 Pre​-​Remixes — Floex Floex Samorost3 Pre​-​Remixes (EP) Not On Label (Floex Self-released) none 2015
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MIN49 The Glasshouse With Butterfly (Remixed By Orbital) — Floex Floex The Glasshouse With Butterfly (Remixed By Orbital)(2xFile, FLAC, Single) Minority Records (2) MIN49 Czech Republic 2019
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MIN54 Pape And Tura — Floex Floex Pape And Tura(File, MP3, Single, 320) Minority Records (2) MIN54 Czech Republic 2021
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DJ Mixes

FWD123 FWD123 — Floex Floex FWD123(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) FWD.DJ FWD123 US 2019
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Miscellaneous

none Floex Lovemaking Inside Of The Watercamel(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label none 1999
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none Isemifopix — Floex Floex Isemifopix(File, WAV, 16-) Not On Label (Floex Self-Released) none 2014