lucie vítková is czech composer and performer. she graduated in accordion performance at brno conservatory in 2010 and composition at janáček academy of music and performing arts in brno (cz) in 2013. during her master’s degree, she studied at royal conservatory in the hague (nl) and at california institute of the arts in valencia (usa). she has studied with martin smolka, jaroslav šťastný, martijn padding, gillius van bergijk and michael pisaro. she is member of the ensemble marijan, dunami, dust in the groove, and prague improvisation orchestra.
lucie’s first album for pan y rosas, is a collection of ideas and techniques that she accumulated throughout her practice as an improviser. in each piece she tries to portray certain phenomena in their pure, concentrated form to make their individual characters clear. to create the pieces on this album, she used three different accordions, her voice, and a harmonica.