Ivana Mer comes from Banská Bystrica. She studied cultural anthropology in Prague and dedicated her professional life to music.

Ivana Mer

Ivana’s music is inspired by the forces of nature and the internal world of the soul, which creates an authentic, hypnotic universe. A Slovak born composer and singer, she began her artistic journey in Prague. There, she produced her first electro-acoustic compositions, used in the Belgian dance project Dancers! and making it into the semifinals of the international electro-acoustic festival LEM Le Prix Russolo.

Her musical activities are closely connected to travels, which besides opening new horizons, are the source of collaborations with producers and talented musicians from Europe and the world. In 2016 her debut album, titled “EARLY WORKS”, was released by Slovakian record label Slnko Records, with a very positive reception from audiences and critics in various parts of the globe.

At the beginning of 2018, Ivana was touring in Argentina, sharing her compositions with local renowned musicians hosting at her concerts in Buenos Aires and San Carlos de Bariloche – Patagonia. Returning to Slovakia, Ivana launched Asteroidea Digital Records, her own record label.

There are good reactions to the new album “Earth”. Argentine musician Cristian Estrella also took part in it.

NMR (photo: archive Ivana Mer)

Program playlist:

  • Danit – Tierra 
  • A Tribe Called Red – Indian city (feat. Black Bear) 
  • iLé – Donde Nadie Mas Respira 
  • Lido Pimienta – Nada 
  • Xiuhtezcatl – Moments
  • Milan André – Declare 
  • Kaleema – Circulo de Arena
  • Chancha via Circuito – Ilaló 
  • Nicola Cruz, S. Araguaya & Spaniol – Folha de Jurema
  • Mayra Andrade – Afeto
  • Maro – Que será de ti 
  • Moses Sumney – Quarrel 
  • Patric Watson – Melody Noir
  • Jacob Collier (feat.Maro) – Lua
  • Triángula – Agua Dorada 
  • Aca Seca Trio – Panambí Jovhe/Pobre mi Negra
  • Las Migas (amb Sílvia Pérez Cruz) – Tangos de la repompa 
  • Camille – Tout Dit
  • Sisa Feher – Neberte Lesy
  • Nina Rosa – Žuvenal 
  • Voila & Zdenka Trvalcová – Ibiza 
  • Eniesa – Pod morou 
  • Bára Zmeková – Vítr
  • Phaedra – Lightbeam 
  • Aurora – The Seed
  • Ivana Mer – Abundanza
  • Kaleema – Sen (feat. Ivana Mer)

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