„Patrik Korinok is a Slovak embodiment of Ólafur Arnalds but a lot more attached to a tradition of a chamber classical music.“ -Pravda
Patrik Korinok is a Slovak contemporary classical composer. He combines contemporary classical music with elements of minimalism and motifs strongly inspired by nature. His debut Silene Stenophylla was ranked among the best albums of 2014 on Beehy.pe and Arcticdrones. Pravda introduced On The Way To Antarctica (2016) with the headline: This is what pretty music sounds like. Fullmoon.cz magazine described I am planet as "Frahm's new Slovak chair". Two years later, he released Natura Resonat on Deadred Records. As musicserver.cz writes: "It is an intense confession about the state of nature, its echoes in us and its fluttering moods." On his latest record, Záznamy ticha, he turns for the first time to the inner man, to the problem of information smog, to the natural need for silence in the contemporary context after years of searching for archetypes in nature or experimenting with sacred sound. He uses silence as a full part of the composition on the recording, as well as during the concert version.
Pohoda On The Ground Trenčín (SK) / Full concert was broadcasted on Slovak Television
Sharpe Festival Bratislava (SK)
Hradby Samoty Moravany Nad Váhom (SK)
Radio_FM Bratislava (SK) / Full concert was broadcasted LIVE on Slovak Radio
Cool v Plote Písek (CZ)
Hviezdne Noci Bytča (SK)
Zvuk for Štiavnica / Banská Štiavnica (SK)
Guča Umenia Zvolenská Slatina (SK)
Nový Človek / New Men (2021)
Improvised Movie by directed Ján Mikuš
Odpustky / INDULGENCIES (2016)
Short documentary movie direcred by Patrícia Gyenesová
Frahm's new Slovak chair
Fullmoon / music magazine / Czech Republic
" Korinok's compositions are fetching and flexible in common. Although they are based in minimalism and repetitive motives, they are not missing movement and story. Piano and strings are emotional and passionate - you will notice that within the first listen......
That's how a nice music sounds like
Pravda / daily newspaper /Slovakia
" " Icelander Ólafur Arnalds was 21 years old when he released his debut album in 2007.......in 2014 Patrik Korinok was two years older than Arnalds, nevertheless he surprised Slovakia, when suddenly his EP Silene Stenophylla appeared - outstandingly mature response to this international scene. Another two years passed and his composition has been in progress again, which is confirmed by this year's long-playing album On The Way To Antarctica, It seems that I Am Planet alias Patrik Korinok has found an empty space in our country, where funs of experimental, independent and also pop music can meet with those, who go to philharmonic more often than to clubs. And this fact is to his honour.... "
I am planet is releasing album full of captivating beauty
Hudba.sk / music webzine / Slovakia
"Recording called Silene stenophylla has gained many fans with its minimalist beauty recalling artists like Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds. Portals Beehy.pe and Arcticdrones even ranked this EP among the best albums of 2014. After almost two years, I Am Planet released his first long-playing record. The author released his debut EP himself, whereas the album is released under the heading of prestigious independent labels Deadred Records (Slovakia) and Starcastic Records (Czech Republic)"
Best slovak albums of 2016
Muzikus.cz / music webzine / Czech Republic
"... Modern classical music without modern electronics. Piano compositions, which belong to clubs and to halls. Patrik Korinok a.k.a I am Planet is a Slovak embodiment of Ólafur Arnalds but a lot more attached to a tradition of a chamber classical music. On his album, he unravels epic but also intimate romantic piano monologues, which flutter in the cold wind of strings between fragility and tension.... "
Slovakia's best albums of 2016
Beehype / music webzine / Worldwide
"...The album was released in June but fits better to a freezing, snowy and cold days. We don't come across an instrumental music which is not electronic a lot, so Patrik's release is a very refreshing piece. Inspired by classical and minimal music, "On The Way To Antarctica" works with absurd and everyday things and tries to capture their hidden beauty in soundwaves...."
Slovak music for export. Editorial offices are releasing common compilation to the world
Sme / daily newspaper / Slovakia
The compilation named Isle of music is supposed to represent the best of Slovak music. Who has got on the list?
When the pianist Patrik Korinok aka I Am Planet released the EP Silene Stenophylla two years ago, it was one of the most surprising Slovak works of that year. Now, after a short pause, the composer returns with the long-running recording On The Way To Antarctica
Alterecho / Muzikus / music webzine / Czech Republic
Brittle piano minimalism underlined by string contours draws into melancholic, significantly Nordic mood, which can remind in many ways for example composition of Ólafur Arnalds, without electronic background. Opening motive is streaming into chamber, transient, time stopping repetition and only with slight signs it rushes to more expressive gurgling, which after two and a half minutes brakes through and also reinforces into harmonic dialogue of piano and silence.
The best ranked albums of 2016
Populár / music magazine / Czech Republic
"...Music is calm but vivid, emotional, but not sentimental, piano is melodic but also percussive - "glass piano" (in the best sense of the word), string section which not extort. Contemporary classical music in context..
10 Slovak albums you need to have on vinyl
Hashtag / webzine / Slovakia
Few would expect classical music to be done by anyone who is less than 30 years old. Patrik Korinok is doing this in Slovakia, and he has already recorded several powerful recordings consist of piano and strings. The last one, Natura Resonat, was released this year under the label Deadred also on the vinyl.
On The Way To Antarctica - Album review
Can you ear it / music webzine / worldwide
"...I Am Planet's music is vivid. It has a certain power rooted in simplicity, but it also extends into complex compositions and makes use of both silences and intense passages. On The Way To Antarctica could easily be a soundtrack album, but I'm very glad it's not - it would lose some of its ambiguity and space for the listener's imagination and interpretation. It's good the way it is...."
piano Patrik Korinok
violin Martin Lipták
2nd violin Ján Belko
viola Radovan Milan
violoncello Milena Hrušovská