In addition to musicology, Jošt Drašler
studied double bass at the Regional Conservatory in Klagenfurt with prof. Uli
Langthaler. Recently, he has been intensively engaged in areas of contemporary
music practices with an emphasis on free improvisation. His interest is in the
potentiality of risk and it’s natural development, which generates
unpredictable sound textures.
He regularly participates and organizes workshops
for free improvised music (BCMF, Raziskava, refleksija, Rojišče, Mariboring, 4
States Sessions, Improcon etc.). He is cooperating
with a wide variety of musicians from highly diverse genres. His broad
understanding of music is crossed by various genre frames from free jazz and
freely improvised music through avant-rock to flamenco.
He collaborates with Zavod Sploh as a curator
of the musical part of Neforma
, he co-curated also a concert in the framework of Zvokotok cycle. A recording of his solo concerts is a part of the iMstrument
collection. He performed at concerts in the
framework of Confine aperto and Zvokotok series, Sonce in sončice po vsem svetu, RR and on international tours, at the Sound Disobedience festival and at the Neforma
dance-music improvisation series. In 2013 an album with Drašler / Karlovčec /
Drašler trio entitled Stir
, released by Sploh in co-production with l`innomable
With the mentioned trio he performed at festivals
across Slovenia, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, Serbia and Croatia.
Record was very well received among the critics, as it is in many ways a
pioneering product in our geographical area.In 2018 his solo debut
The Balloon Catcher
was released. He also co-created a compilation Neposlušno.
Video:Drašler/Karlovčec/Drašler – Elektrika, Pančevo