Michal Rataj

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Michal Rataj (born 1975) is composer, performer and sound designer based in Prague, Czech Republic. He composes mainly electroacoustic and chamber or orchestral instrumental music and receives performances throughout Europe and broadcasts worldwide. Recently he has been active as real-time performer of his acousmatic music and he gives sound performances alone or with different music partners.

Rataj is assistant professor of electroacoustic music at the Academy of Performing Arts and at the NYU in Prague. He studied musicology (Charles University, Prague) and composition (Academy of Performing Arts, Prague) with prof. Ivan Kurz and prof. Milan Slavický. He also went to study in Egham (UK) and Berlin (D) and as a Fulbright Scholar he conducted research in Center For New Music And Audio Technologies at University of California, Berkeley, CA in the academic year 2007 - 2008. He has worked as a radio producer at the Czech Radio since 2000, where he has produced over 100 original radioart works with artists from around the world. He was a member of the EBU Ars Acustica Group, his music has been broadcast worldwide and performed throughout Europe and in the USA.
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CR0250-2-131 Jazz & Rock In Classics — Michal Rataj Ensemble Martinů, A. Fried*L. Bernstein*I. Kurz*L. Hurník*M. Rataj* Ensemble Martinů, A. Fried*L. Bernstein*I. Kurz*L. Hurník*M. Rataj* - Jazz & Rock In Classics(CD, Album) Radioservis CR0250-2-131 Czech Republic 2003 Sell This Version
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none Tangos. I Più Tanghi Celebri — Michal Rataj Astor Piazzolla | Ensemble Martinů | Michal Ditrich | DJ Blue* | Michal Rataj Astor Piazzolla | Ensemble Martinů | Michal Ditrich | DJ Blue* | Michal Rataj - Tangos. I Più Tanghi Celebri(CD, Album) Bon Art Production none Czech Republic 2006 Sell This Version
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ATCD25.2012 Spectral Shapes — Michal Rataj Michal Rataj Spectral Shapes (Comp) AudioTong ATCD25.2012 2012 Sell This Version
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EPP 066-2 Škrábanice / Scribbles — Michal Rataj Jaromír Typlt, Michal Rataj Jaromír Typlt, Michal Rataj - Škrábanice / Scribbles (Album) Polí5 EPP 066-2 Czech Republic 2014 Sell This Version
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none Michal Rataj — Michal Rataj Michal Rataj Michal Rataj(CD, Album, Promo) Hudební Informační Středisko, o. p. s. none Czech Republic 2014 Sell This Version
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MR21-001 Solos From Nothing — Michal Rataj Michal Rataj Solos From Nothing(CD, Dig) Not On Label (Michal Rataj Self-released) MR21-001 Czech Republic 2021 Sell This Version