Standa Filip (CZ), Vaclav Peloušek (CZ), Ondrej Merta (CZ) Standa Filip Trio (feat. Standuino) (CZ)

In the performance of Standa Filip Trio (feat. Standuino) two generations of DIY artists meet. Standa Filip plays his trusty DIY fretless guitar instrument Prkno, Ondrej Merta plays the drum machine Standuino FrauAngelico, and Vaclav Peloušek plays his DIY keyboard with Standuino fraAngelico synthesizer. The music is inspired by the Czech underground rock style of the 70s and 80s called Bigbit and by contemporary electronic and noise music. Standa Filip composed musical themes fot the trio which were later developed together into more specific compositios.

Standa Filip is a musician and innovative creator of DIY electronic instruments active since the 70s and was also an influential teacher at the fine arts faculty in Brno. Here his students Vaclav Peloušek and Ondrej Merta, pushed by the world of open-sourcehardware, tried to acquire technical knowledge about electronics from this skilled guy, but he gave back much more information and potentioal, which later matured into the Standuino project. The name of the project connects the name of Standa Filip as the traditional element of "bastl" (local version of DIY) and the Arduino phenomenon, the progressive internet-based race for knowledge and the open-source hardware world.

Standa Filip (CZ)

Standa Filip is musician and inventor, born in Most in 1957. He studied physics in Brno and he taught at the Brno University of Technology from 1987. In 1996 he moved to the Faculty of Fine Arts where he was teaching until 2011. He spent his youth in Košice where he began to make electronic sound generators. He started to build his first modular system of generators in 1972 and in 1976 he made his first keyboard instrument. In 1981 he started the legendary underground band Ještě jsme se nedohodli which is still playing concerts. In 1982 he made his first fretless electric guitar instrument Prkno, which became legendary through his band and is still played. Since than he made several DIY Guitars. In 1986 he introduced his ironical composition Symfonie Eš-dur poťapaná which featured his DIY electronic drum machine and a big construction electric instrument with several pickups. In 1987 he composed 3 compositions for the album Bittová & Fajt which became one of the most recognized Czechoslovakian alternative music albums. In the mid 90s he contributed to exhibitions of hi-tech art in the House of Art in Brno. He was a member of bandsPomalý posun, Pomalé prostředky (multimedia project 2003) and others. He is a member of the band Klikva Klikva, which has performed since 2007. He performed with FILIP_RICHTR_PELOUŠEK at the Multiplace festival 2011 where he also gave talks about his DIY approaches. He cooperates with Ondřej Merta and Václav Peloušek on their tribute project Standuino.

Vaclav Peloušek (CZ)

Vaclav Peloušek is an artist, musician and inventor born in Brno. He is now finishing his MA at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in the art and science department. Before that, he studied in the multimedia department at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno, multimedia composition at the Janaček Academy of performing arts and new media at the Winchester School of Arts. He is one of the founders of the Standuino project (started in 2011) and a member of the bands Hugo & Zoe, CaveArt and Standuino Orchestra. He is member of 4AM mediaLab and Grau Kliktv.

Ondrej Merta (CZ)

Ondrej Merta is an artist, musician, actor, DJ and filmmaker born in Brno. He is now studying for his MA at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in the art & science department. Before that he studied multimedia and video at faculty of Fina Arts in Brno, and film theory and aesthetics at Masaryk university in Brno. He is one of teh founders of the Standuino project (started in 2011) and a member of the bands Hugo & Zoe, CaveArt and Standuino Orchestra. He is member of 4AM mediaLab and is curator of independent art spaces around Grau Kliktv, and also composes music for the National Theatre in Brno.