Ian Mikyska is a composer, improviser, and writer with Czech roots, currently living and working between London and Prague.
His main artistic and academic interests lie in the intersection between music and meaning, other media, and relational aspects of artistic and non-artistic practice. As might be expected, he has worked in a variety of media, from pure music (commissions from the Ostrava Days festival, CoMA Summer Music, and Strings of Autumn Festival, among others), through theatrical performances (as composer, author, and director, productions with Blood, Love & Rhetoric Theatre, Akanda Theatre, and others) to purely textual or graphic work (Psí víno and VLAK).
In 2014, he co-founded the inter-arts collective hra94 (game94), which takes as the basis of its program intermedia and collective improvisation and endorses smaller and more specifically oriented projects or collectives, such as the ensemble Stratocluster. hra94 is currently working on editing its first feature-length film, shot at an all-night participative performance evening that took place in Prague in June 2014.
Mikyska studies with James Weeks at the Guildhall School of Music and is currently spending a year in Prague working on theatrical projects and several commissions. He is generously supported by the Guildhall Trust and the Strings of Autumn Music Festival.