Ivana Mer

Live Act Minimal Singer/Songwriter Electronic Electro-acoustic Songwriter
Ivana Mer - Minimal Singer/Songwriter Electronic Electro-acoustic Songwriter Live Act in Banská Bystrica

Ivana Mer Short Info

For Ivana Mer music emerges from silence, inspired by the chants of the sea, forces of nature and by the inner world of the soul. Slovak born composer and singer, began her artistic journey in Prague while finishing her studies of cultural anthropology. Here she has produced her first electro-acoustic compositions that were used in the Belgian dance project Dancers! and got into the semifinals of the international electro-acoustic festival LEM Le Prix Russolo. Her musical activities are closely connected to travels, which besides opening new horizons, are the source of collaborations with the producers and talented musicians from Europe and the world.
In 2015 she was nominated in the category "Discovery of the Year - Radio Head Awards" and her song "Diamond fields" created with producer Marc-Eric Laine was leading at the first position in Radio FM chart, Slovakia. Her singing voice is heard in the song "Tak sa stále pýtam" for the Slovakian film "Hrana - 4 filmy o Marekovi Brezovskom", directed by Patrik Lančarič.
You can hear her music also in the dance film "Personal Pronouns" from the director Andrea Sudorová, awarded at the Dance Film Festival, San Francisco, USA.
In 2016 her first album titled "Early Works" was released by Slovakian record label Slnko Records with very positive reception from the audience and critics in various parts of globe. 
For the year 2017 she is preparing album of remixes from her debut. At this project took part artist from Japan, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, Greece and France. As well the release of EP in collaboration with artist I am planet - minimalistic, neo-classical music. You can listen to the first single "Eyja" known from the compilation "Ostrov Hudby" (Island of Music), Lala Music Export, tribute to the deceased journalist Juraj Kušnierik.
She perceives life itself as music that includes all the genres, what naturally leads her to participate in wide range of projects from playing music for theatre performances, composing for video art, contemporary dance, singing for poetic rap and acoustic minimalism.

PRESS QUOTES
• Juraj Kusnierik - Slovakian music journalist > “Ivana is a great singer with perfect vocal technique, but not only: her songs are graceful trips into the mysterious lands”.
• Adam Badí Donoval (UK) - Can You Ear It? > "...an absolutely surreal and narcotic listen."
• Michal Wieczorek - Na obrzezach (Poland) > "The second strong current of folk inspiration in the works of Ivana is a Slovak tradition, which moves Mer to unreal, heavenly dimension... in contrast to the title, the contents of early works shows Ivana as already formed artist."

TOUR/FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
• KRST in the Slovak National Radio Devin 9.12.2016 // Bratislava, Slovakia.
• Live at Palác Akropolis. Double concert with Phaedra (Norway). 16.6.2016 // Prague, Czech Republic.
• Opening for Jana Kirschner, Moruša: Čierna Tour.8, 9 & 10.10.2015 // Banská Bystrica, Zilina & Martin. Slovakia.

TOUR PLANNING 2017
• 5th April. Show in Biblioteque, Nantes, France.
• 6th April. Show in Onyx Theatre, Nantes, France.

For Ivana Mer music emerges from silence, inspired by the chants of the sea, forces of nature and by the inner world of the soul. Slovak born composer and singer, began her artistic journey in Prague while finishing her studies of cultural anthropology. Here she has produced her first electro-acoustic compositions that were used in the Belgian dance project Dancers! and got into the semifinals of the international electro-acoustic festival LEM Le Prix Russolo. Her musical activities are closely connected to travels, which besides opening new horizons, are the source of collaborations with the producers and talented musicians from Europe an...

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Ivana Mer on Tour

  • 26 | 01 | 2017 Košice, Slovakia Dobrá čajovňa
  • 06 | 04 | 2017 Nantes, France ONYX Theatre
  • 07 | 04 | 2017 Nantes, France Médiathèque Charles-Gautier-Hermeland

Past Gigs Ivana Mer

  • 12 | 2016 Bratislava, Slovakia KRST koncert, RADIO DEVÍN
  • 11 | 2016 Trnava, Slovakia Festival Spisovatel'ov Ypsalon 2016
  • 11 | 2016 Venice, Italy ABOUT
  • 10 | 2016 Prague, Czech Republic VILA Štvanice
  • 10 | 2016 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia Anasoft litera 2016
  • 10 | 2016 Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia Diera do sveta
  • 09 | 2016 Prague, Czech Republic Kaštan. With Bara Zmekova
  • 08 | 2016 Partizánske, Slovakia Moc Umenia
  • 08 | 2016 Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia Festival 4 Živly
  • 07 | 2016 Prague, Czech Republic KRST koncert, (A)VOID Floating Gallery
  • 06 | 2016 Czech Republic SLEZSKÉ RUDOLTICE MÍSTO MÚZ A UMĚNÍ
  • 06 | 2016 Prague, Czech Republic ŽIŽKOV SOBĚ, IVANA MER /SK + PHAEDRA /NO, PALAC AKROPOLIS BIG HALL
  • 06 | 2016 Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia Archanjel. With Les Flatmates
  • 06 | 2016 Detva, Slovakia Koncert pre deti aj rodičov s detským zborom Superar
  • 05 | 2016 Zvolen, Slovakia Kafé Džezva
  • 03 | 2016 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia Záhrada Centrum
  • 02 | 2016 Košice, Slovakia Tabačka Kulturfabrik
  • 02 | 2016 Prešov, Slovakia Christiania
  • 01 | 2016 Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Slovakia Blue Note Jazz and Music Club
  • 11 | 2015 Bratislava, Slovakia Guest in HRANA Live, Stará tržnica
  • 10 | 2015 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia Záhrada. Opening for Jana Kirschner • Moruša: Čierna Tour
  • 10 | 2015 Žilina, Slovakia Nová synagóga. Opening for Jana Kirschner • Moruša: Čierna Tour
  • 10 | 2015 Martin, Slovakia Kino Strojár. Opening for Jana Kirschner • Moruša: Čierna Tour
  • 09 | 2015 Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia Diera do sveta
  • 09 | 2015 Prague, Czech Republic Přístav 18600. With Katarzia
  • 07 | 2015 Ibiza, Spain Casa Colonia Ibiza • Bach Project with Robert Arato
  • 06 | 2015 Paris, France Le Jip's
  • 06 | 2015 Topoľčany, Slovakia Nástupište 1-12. With I Am Planet
  • 06 | 2015 Bratislava, Slovakia SNENIESÚHVEZDIEŽENA • Elledanse
  • 05 | 2015 Plzeň, Czech Republic Noc kostelů 2015
  • 05 | 2015 Košice, Slovakia SNENIE: Súhvezdie Žena / Ivana Mer & Ariadna • Fuga
  • 02 | 2015 Prague, Czech Republic With Eliška Sýkorová • Žižkov
  • 02 | 2015 Prievidza, Slovakia Regional Centre of Culture
  • 01 | 2015 Prague, Czech Republic Opening BLESSINGS • Vernissage Paintings by Manuel Rodríguez Méndez • Creative Gate
  • 12 | 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia Bábka, Pisztoryho palác
  • 10 | 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Guest of VOILA! • Křest /RELEASE CD Décollage
  • 09 | 2014 Banska Bystrica, Slovakia Zahrada
  • 09 | 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia Avra kehdabra - literárna čajovňa a kaviareň
  • 07 | 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia #36 Záhrada: SLOBODA POPIERANIA • Univerzitná knižnica v Bratislave
  • 05 | 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia KC Dunaj
  • 05 | 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia Kníhkupectvo u Bandiho
  • 02 | 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia Vecer na temu - live stream Radio Devin
  • 01 | 2014 Montpellier, France Tribute to Jehnza • Jam
  • 12 | 2013 Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia Vianočný koncert: Ivana Mer & friends • Kultúrne Centrum (klenbová Miestnosť)
  • 12 | 2013 Bratislava, Slovakia Ivana Mer, JuSt, Trolejboys, Katarzia, Fúzy Múzy • Demovnica_FM
  • 12 | 2013 Prague, Czech Republic Druna
  • 12 | 2013 Prague, Czech Republic Kavárna Pražírna
  • 11 | 2013 Bratislava, Slovakia Studio L+S
  • 10 | 2013 Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia Art Cafe
  • 10 | 2013 Bratislava, Slovakia Batelier
  • 09 | 2013 Bratislava, Slovakia Vernisáž výstavy • Art brut • Galeria 19
  • 08 | 2013 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia Ivana Mer & Marcel Meszáros • Atelier 3G • Záhrada
  • 04 | 2013 Berlin, Germany Ivana Mer & Andreu Vilar Juanola • Kleiner Salon • Kreuzberg
  • 04 | 2013 Berlin, Germany Librería La Escalera
  • 02 | 2013 Berlin, Germany Ivana Mer & Ramiro Olaciregui • HdA Kunstsalon • Friedrichshain
  • 02 | 2013 Berlin, Germany Ivana Mer guest of VADIK in KussKuss Küche & Gemeinderaum
  • 12 | 2012 Prague, Czech Republic Kavárna Pražírna
  • 12 | 2012 Prague, Czech Republic Sanatorium nad Lesem
  • 12 | 2012 Berlin, Germany Intersoup
  • 12 | 2012 Berlin, Germany Librería la Escalera • Friedrichshain
  • 11 | 2012 Berlin, Germany Ivana Mer & Ramiro Olaciregui • Vogelchen • Kreuzberg
  • 11 | 2012 Berlin, Germany Ivana Mer & Zamna Urista Rojas + Charlies Aftersession • Malena Bar
  • 11 | 2012 Berlin, Germany Collegium Hungaricum
  • 10 | 2012 Berlin, Germany Malena Bar • Neukolln
  • 09 | 2011 Ibiza, Spain Concert with Nayra Godoy (hang) • Songs dedicated to Elements • Can Jordi • St. Jose

Discography Ivana Mer

  • 2016 Ostrov Hudby Compilation Track | La La Music
  • 2016 Early works Album | Slnko records

Media

  • Video Ivana Mer live at Palác Akr...
  • Video Ivana Mer • BLUEANCO (Littl...
  • Video IVANA MER • "PACHOL'A"
  • Video Ivana Mer - Diamond Fields

Origin

  • Banská Bystrica SK

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Cristian Estrella electronics, visuals
  • Nina Marinová violin
  • Marek ZIlinec drums