Martin Tesák alias Maok

Maok was exposed to music from an early age through his father and grandfather. At the age of thirteen he started playing guitar, which was also the first time he experienced an altered state of consciousness. This experience was so powerful that it influenced his future musical direction. Some of his compositions are inspired by altered states, which is why they sometimes become part of various psychedelic séances. His perception of music is visual – in images, which is why his music is often used in films. Among his most prolific collaborations he counts his work with directors Pavel Barabáš, Juraj Jakubisk and Petr Horky with Miroslav Bárta on their latest film Civilization. Maok has over 20 albums to his credit, the most recent of which include Camino, Svetelne Vlakna, Spaces and Gracias.