Fero Király is an author, performer and teacher. He deals with music projects with an overlap into performance, sound art, installations, interpretations of contemporary music, musical reinterpretations of works of art, as well as educational projects in the field of music, musical composition and sound art. It uses new frontier experimental positions, creates its own digital tools and likes to collaborate on projects with other artists with a multidisciplinary focus. He mapped the early works of Philip Glass’s minimal music, most of which he premiered in Slovakia - from clubs to the two largest cathedrals (Košice, Bratislava). Recently, he has been working on microtonality and live coding with digital media. With his sound installations from the last period Chronika a Water music III, he deals with the themes of language, time and new sensitivity.
His most famous projects include the Cluster ensemble (together with Ivo Šiller and Zuzana Biščáková), where he co-authored a number of performances. For the album Cluster ensemble plays Philip Glass, Cluster has won several awards and significant reviews on the Guardian and Pitchfork.
Fero Király has several residences (Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Druskininkai, Ljubljana, Poznan) and has collaborated with artists such as Dano Matej, Karolina Kubik, Mišo Matejka, Milan Adamčiak, Michal Murin, Maja Osojnik, Anat Ben David, Juraj Bartusz, Zbynek Prokop, Juraj Vajó, Jakub Pišek, Petra Fornayová, Zuzana Žabková, Peter Mazalán, Eva Šušková, Martin Derner, Ján Šicko, Martin Piaček, Svätopluk Mikyta and others. Apart from Slovakia, he has performed with his works in cities such as New York, San Francisco, London, Prague, Berlin, Passau, Vienna, Oslo, Copenhagen, Trebišov and others.
He is the author of the audiovisual instrument Zvukodrom for kids as well as the Botanical Garden collection, which includes graphic titles, compositions and music and sound games for children. Recently, the collection has established itself in the space of Slovak basic art schools and has become a part of children’s music education.
Fero Király is a graduate of the Faculty of Music of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he studied piano. As an external teacher, he taught subjects related to new media art instruments at the Comenius University in Bratislava at the Faculty of Arts and Pedagogy, where he also defended his PhD with a dissertation on New Media in Art Education at Primary Schools. He works as a freelance artist.