“Darkness Structures”

Power structures are like darkness – visibly invisible, uncatchable, untouchable; having no contures, no shapes. They are everywhere and nowhere at the same time. The borders are hidden. Such power structures are soft and amorphous, they will penetrate everywhere – like the darkness. These power structures make their real characters and their intentions unclear. They are more problematic, they are hard to define, hard to catch in words and hands, hard to oppose. They are in close proximity. Everywhere we move in everything we do there is an element of power structure, the shadow of darkness.

Fear of the power structures is same as the fobia from darkness. Dark is unfair enemy, having no face so that we could hit it, talk to it or even arouse compassion.

We all are in darkness in our self. Darkness is fear and uncertainty, doubts. Darkness is also our most personal space, space of delving into the pure self, space of no distrurb concentration by visual and surrounding world of perception. Darkness is a space of revealing the truth. I am in the darkness means I am deep in my soul and I can see the truth. We meet face to face in darkness with the power structures. What are we talking about together there?

„You are person. You are personal to yourself. Your final purpose is you. I am power structure. My final purpose is my power. You are just a tool to reach my purposes. You have your love and pains. I have you just as a body with cardiac muscle and nerves. You have your name, I have your evidence number. You are uniform cell in the system agregate.“

Power structures disrupt personal structures by unpersonalizing personal. In power structures, personality is reduced to object. Power structures negate human authenticity, human freedom. Human is not a final purpose anymore, but just a tool to reach other purposes, the purposes of power structures.

The power structures distribute reward of time and injustice of work. They precisely organize our opportinities and limits, define the character of our freedom, feed us by abundance of conveniencies. They put us masks on, giving us roles. We slowly get to distance from ourselves. We fall into darkness. We become passive, because we have no choice. We are falling asleep and we feel safely, because dark is also our personal safe space. We are taken care of and sleep in a square space of objective world, tired from work and sated by material conveniencies. We have everything. But do not dare to wake up!

Soon you realize your freedom is false, you live within precise framework planned in advance for you, you are a puppet of power structures, you are caught in a box with no exit.

Then everything that does not fit in square, your identity, your humanity, your art, will start screaming and beating on the walls trying to get out of the darkness to light, of the masks to nakedness which will not be shame but rescue.

Jana Kubankova



New artistic work as a human freedom manifestation

“In memoriam Jan Patočka”

Jan Patočka, Czech Philosopher, first speaker of Charta 77, being prosecuted by the secret police. He died after one of tough police examinations in 1977. In his essays he was searching for human freedom and found it in the art.

Art seems to be crucial point in human societies throughout ages. Creative process appears like a human need even more like a leisure activity. Patočka said: “Human need of creation of new artworks is the last proof of human freedom.” Freedom is a primary condition of any existence to manifest its authenticity while authenticity can be pointed out as an identity of this particular being, but even more as a true basis of particular existence that makes this existence as such. Through ages people needed to express their existence, to somehow record their life and world. They often used an artistic expressions as a record, as a manifestation. Art drew an inspiration and content form human area and created some kind of a comment or rather a „source of definition on human affairs“. In 20. century, the power of definition was fully taken over the conceptual thinking such as mathematics and other natural sciences. Patočka says this is probably the historical milestone where art has lost the function of “human mirror” providing trustworthy information about the world. However the triumph of nominal sciences provided the art new possibilities. Instead being the reference quality, art became rather a source of searching for new meanings. According to Patočka, the meaning of the new artwork is not given in advance, but emanates from it after the creation. This would mean that the new art is searching for its meaning itself. Still it is us creating the artworks, it is still our world providing us inner inspiration getting out through new art. So how could the art lose its power of record? Is it that we have lost our trust in artistic evidence or we more do not understand the shapes that emanate from our new art as a records of our „new being“ in this „new world“?

In 20. century we provided primary evidence to natural sciences. By these, being purely rational, countable and measurable, we alienated from our authenticity and let ourselves become the objects of measuring. On the contrary the nature of human being is to be purely personal to himself or herself, because we do not mean ourselves naturally as numbers and measures, and being reduced to object is felt as an act of injustice and misunderstanding on a deepest existencial level. We are objects within the outer world, while within the inner space we stay personal to ourselves. We still express ourselves through art, but we no more give art socially satisfied „notification“ respect. We are taught to trust the measures and numbers more and this habit starts occupying also our inner world. I dare that new art provide space of trustworthy notification as in the past, it still is a mirror, just the contents that come out of this mirror differ. Who are we humans now within this nice working new world constituted by science and digital conveniencies? We built a barrier made by precise racionalitation and „objectivation“ of the world and now on the way to find the way back to ourselves we must overcome this distance to get to something that should be the closest and most natural quality in our lifes. We bound ourselves to slavery of being objects and voluntarily awarded our freedom to cold unpersonal entities…

Anyway, we need to be free to do art, but we even more need art to be free. Paintning the colours to touch ourselves, singing music to hear ourselves, do the art to meet ourselves on human basis. We simply need this freedom in a pure meaning of essential condition of human existence.

Jana Kubankova

Premiere at Spanish Hall!

We invite you to a concert at Spanish Hall, the Prague Castle, on 19. 11. 2017. A work “Ficik – Departure of Gladiators”  by Martin Hybler will be premiered.

What does the author say about this composition?

“This composition gets an inspiration from the Fucik´s Entrance of Gladiators.  Although I kept the formal concept of this composition, in my piece, everything is opposite…

Gladiator was a man, who fought in arenas to entertain inhabitants of Rome. These men occupied the lowest social levels, although being respected and adored…

Nowadays we also admire various performances, but our gladiators differ from the ancient ones, although they often serve more or less intentionally as entertainers. Our gladiators are sporstmen, actors, but also a politician. They often occupy the highest social levels, but it does not necesarilly mean that they are popular or respected. 

While the past gladiators left “the stage” right on time, some gladiators of today seem not to be able to leave and take their performance too fatally and personally. Everybody reaches a point when adequate response to the current context is impossible or it is just the context that overtakes the personality and the time of “departure” comes..


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Premiere in Prague Rudolfinum

Martin Hybler invites you to the premiere of his composition  BuBli BuBliFuk (Bubble blower) for bassoon, piano and “page turner”. Concert is held on 11th of November by The Czech Double-Reed Symposium.

This piece was composed in 2012 and includes great range of new bassoon techniques. Concert and educational piece at the same time. In was chosen as a compulsory piece for basson competition of young professionals.





Artistic work by Martin Hybler

Wide approach of compositions including the range from avantgarde to educative works for children, that is the artistic work of Martin Hybler.  Rich and enriching, colourful, original and respectful to tradition at the same time. Let us kindly invite you to listen!

Visit our Music Channel situated in the main menu above and immerse in the variety of music, that sounded at such great halls as the Prague Rudolfinum or Municipal House.

Inspiration “Nature”

My home is nature. Even your home is nature. We came from the nature and we will get back much faster than we expect. Our time is short. Compared to the life-time of living nature in this planet our life-time is ridiculous.  Our body remembers the time of being in the sea. We tend to spend much time at the sea, we love being huged by smooth waters. When being children we run to hide in the safe tree tops, we love to be stroken by sunbeam. Nature is huge and still generous to us while we are small by thinking being bigger than nature.

Nature is a kind home, kind host to its indecent  occupants. For how long will the nature be patient with us? We should care of the nature as to the basis and major premise of human being existence so that we would not become just a visitors in our home who will not be suffered any longer…

Martin Hybler and artistic work for children

Did you know, that Martin is a great composer for children? He created beautiful cycles and songs both for smaller and older children.

These compositions have an educational basis. It is played well and easy but also carry interesting stories and ideas. They all are composed so that the children would learn and grow by playing them.

The Czech Radio took the aegis under several of these works and included it into the ZUŠ edition (edition for elementary music school). In case of interest in buying or just reading through visit following link:

Edice ZUŠ, Český Rozhlas

If you would like just to listen to some song for children choir, visit our Music Channel or click on following link:

If for children, then for all children!

Jana gives much of her time to projects for children. Why? Because she knows how inspiring the world of music and art for children is!

She coached many workshops for The Czech Philhamonic Orchestra, at beautiful background with marble columns and plush carpets. She soon realized that not all children can afford this privilege.

Therefore Jana set her own project for children from unsatisfactory social background and she started visiting those children at social centers of primary help. There she opened the possibility for these children to get to contact with music and art and forget their troubles at least for a while… Look at the photos below and join us!