Hana Bečková (prev. Mlnaříková) alias Hana Foss –
Hana Foss is a human being and native of the Czech Republic. She studied Multimedia Composition at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. She loves to produce her own music and seeks to cooperate, listen, and help others to make their ideas a reality. She uses these principles in several areas of her activities; in the recording and production of music, the composition of scenic music, and the development of her own ideas and individual performances. To see what’s new, please, scroll down!
Being a multi-instrumentalist she not only sings, but she also plays a variety of flutes, piano, modular synth, looper & FX console, interactive electronics, and guitar.
By the age of 10, she had started composing and producing instrumental and electroacoustic musical pieces. These came from her deep-rooted need to express herself and share the beauty of music and sound. As time has passed, she has become increasingly interested in expressing authenticity and directness in her works.
She has authored music and sound art pieces for; theater, short movies, television production, games, performances, dancers.
Through her studies, she completed two years of recording and mastering or music, mostly classical music performances. Then for three years, she worked in the Orlí Street Theatre and other theatres providing sound technical support for the contemporary opera, musical, and experimental music projects.
She has also been a leading sound engineer and recording director of the Orlí Street Theater Recording Studio .
In addition to her production and sound engineering actives, she was a member of the Mirror Ensemble (live electronics, interactive projection, bass recorder), the Feux Follets trio and still occasionally appears in jazz concerts with the Radim Hanousek’s ensembles.
Now she’s working on a conceptual project Soul Reflections, based on long-term research of a dreaming space. This is a personal journey involving mixed media, and is due to be realized soon!
UPDATE: With this project, she’s been accepted to Ph. D. studies at the University of Porto.
UPDATE No.2: This research has stopped due to the covid situation. But never mind. The initial idea still survives and about the next plans, you’ll be informed ASAP. 🙂
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