Based in Brno, Czech Republic, Ivan Palacký is a musician and architect. In the 1980s and at the beginning of the 1990s he played with various groups and took part in several music projects.

At the end of the 1990s he founded the guitar/double bass/bassoon group Slede, zive slede (Herring, live herring) and since 2003 he has performed in an audiovisual duo called Koberce, zaclony/Carpets, Curtain (with VJ Vera Lukaskova). He “writes” a sound diary of his journeys collecting excerpts of stories, weird sounds and various acoustic mistakes. He likes to take part in one-shot improvisational groups or duos (such as with Cremaster (E), Ruth Barbarán (E) and Margarida Garcia (P), Will Guthrie (AUS), Andrea Neumann (D), Klaus Filip (A), Angharad Davies (GB), Steve Beresford (GB), Toshimaru Nakamura (JAP) and Tetuzi Akiyama (JAP) among others), as well as playing solo performances. Since 2005 his main interest has been to dig out sounds from an amplified 1970s Dopleta knitting machine.