"interweaving rich harmonics with stark tones, melding his sounds in slowly evolving interaction..."
John Franek (b.1996) is a composer and performer whose compositions “evoke an epic narrative.” (Sonograma Magazine) John has had premieres of his compositions performed throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia, with notable premieres in locations such as New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vienna, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Bangkok, Milan, Rome, Havana, St. Petersburg and more. Among these performances he has had his works performed by ensembles such as the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, The Moravian Philharmonic, Saint Petersburg Improvisers Orchestra, KLK Contemporary Ensemble, the Brightwork Ensemble, the Lontano Ensemble, Trio Immersio, Syntax Ensemble, Hub New Music, Unassisted Fold, .abeceda and TACETi ensemble.
His music has featured in the Saint Petersburg International Contemporary Music Festival, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam as well as in concert at venues such as the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Kimmel Center Philadelphia, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana and Bangkok Art & Culture Center. John’s music has also received airtime on Polish Radio, Concertzender and WPRB Princeton.
John's albums are featured on the music labels Navona Records, Wandelweiser Recordings, Da Vinci Classics and Donemus Composer's Voice. John's works are published by Dutch music publishing house Donemus.