Juraj Kojs (Slovakia/USA) is a composer, sound and multimedia artist, performer, producer, researcher and educator living in Miami, FL.
His compositions received awards at Europe—A Sound Panorama, Miami New Times Best Off Award, Eastman Electroacoustic Composition and Performance Competition and the Digital Art Award. Miami New Times described his muscle-powered multimedia Neraissance as “striking and unforgettable,” and MiamiArtzine called his Signals “enthralling and immersive.” Miami Herald praised his Bang for the Train as “the most profound…unexpected and enjoyable.”
Kojs’s commissions include The Quiet Music Ensemble, Miami Light Project, Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble, Meet the Composer, Harvestworks, Miami Theater Center, MDC LIve Arts, Deering Estate and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.
Players who performed Kojs’ music include Tomoko Mukaiyama, Blair McMillen, Margaret Lancaster, Madeleine Shapiro, Keve Wilson, Jennifer Beattie and Adam Marks, Michael Straus, Susan Fancher, Eugen Prochac, Canticum Ostrava, Atticus Brass Quintet, IKTUS Percussion Quartet, The Quiet Music Ensemble, Ensemble s21, Talujon Percussion, Cassatt String Quartet, Ensemble Pamplemousse, the Now Ensemble, Yale Gamelan Suprabanggo and the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble.
His research articles appeared in journals such as Organized Sound, Digital Creativity, Leonardo Music Journal, Journal of New Music Research, Computer Music Journal and International Journal of Arts and Technology.
Kojs is the director of the Miami-based Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts (FETA). He holds a Ph.D. in Composition and Computer Technologies from University of Virginia. Kojs taught at Medialogy Department Aalborg University (Copenhagen, Denmark), Yale, Stanford, University of Virginia and Miami International University of Art and Design. Kojs is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.