|Dr. Lucas Perny|
|Birth name||Lukáš Perný|
|Born||October 26, 1991|
|Origin||Nové Zámky, Slovakia|
|Genres||experimental music, ethnic, psychedelic rock, drum'n'bass, zeuhl, kraut-rock, drum'n'drone, art rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, music journalist, culturologist, left-wing political activist|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, darbuka, piano|
|Labels||Studio P, Small Music Theatre Label, Studio Profil, Soundlab Bratislava|
|Associated acts||Lucas Perny & Miloslav Kollár Project, Stefanik, Perny & Kollar ft. Kofi, Dilusion, Krumplipapricash, Twilight of the Idols, Miloslav Kollár, Peter Turay, Egon Dust, Julo Fujak, Jojo blue, Matej Miklos, Adam faun Magula|
Slovak politician and political philosopher PhDr. Luboš Blaha at book ceremony of Perný's scientific monography about 1960s counterculture
pict. 3: Perny is giving his album The Rondel to Christian Vander before a concert in Prague
He is the author of book Utopians, Visionaries of the World of the Future (The History of Utopias and Utopianism) and books on philosophy, art and culture, as well as about 150 essays, studies and reviews.
He works as a literary and cultural historian, culturologist and literary critic at Slovak Literary Institute of Slovak Matica since 2022. He is a vice-chairman of the Slovak Writers' Society and researcher in Slovak Literary Institute in Slovak Matica member of the Political Science Department of Slovak Matica.
As a musician, he recorded several solo and guest music albums and played over 200 music concerts in Slovakia, but also in the Czech Republic (Prague, Tasov), the Republic of Serbia (Novi Sad) and Hungary (Budapest).
He writes essays, studies; music, film, theater and other art critics; interpretations of philosophical and artistic works for Literárny týždenník (Literary Weekly), Slovenské národné noviny (Slovak National Papers), Slovenské pohľady (Slovak views), DAV DVA, Filosofický časopis, !argument, Academia Letters, Nové Slovo, Philosophica Critica, Studia Politica Slovaca, Acta Patristica, PHILOSOPHY. SOCIOLOGY, Posterus and other periodicals. He is the author of interviews with a number of important personalities (Jan Keller, Michael Hauser, Richard Sťahel, Marek Hrubec, Rudolf Dupkala, Vladimír Manda, Ladislav Hohoš, Michal Macháček, Petr Kužel, Jozef Sipko, Cristian De Bravo Delorme, Ján Husár, Martina Lubyová, Alexandra Geschwandtnerová, Kristína Prekopová, Martina Pešáková, Lidka Žáková, Robert Žilík, Mária Žilíková-Mandáková, Ivana Matušková, Renáta Ryníková, Sylvia Juhászová, Peter Kubica, Marcella Molnárová, Miroslav Pius, Marcel Páleš, Martin Vlado, Ľubomír Olach, Ján Mičko, Milan Chovan).
Lucas Perny was born 26 October 1991 in Nové Zámky, Slovakia. At the age of 14 he received the first set of drums from his father, Milan Perny, who was also a drummer. Initially taught by his father, Perny was learning music by mimicking the style of Ringo Starr, John Densmore, Mitch Mitchell, Christian Vander, Robert Wyatt and Jaki Liebezeit. As a musician Perny released solo albums Psychedelic Winterland in 2009, Psychedelic Springland in 2011 and single Newborn which was presented at Rádio FM in December 2011. Since 2011 Perny has played with Miloslav Kollar and they released their début album, Astral Gate. In 2013 Perny recorded experimental album The Rondel with special guest artists. His musical style has been described as psychedelic, and conceptual. The title of the album refers to neolithic circular enclosures found throughout Central Europe, which were also the topic of Perny's scientific thesis at UKF. The Rondel was presented at Rádio FM in September 2013.
He studied at the faculty of cultural studies of the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (UKF), and culturology at Comenius University. He later studied at the University of Prešov (PhDr., PhD.) and continued his studies with internship at the University of Economics in Prague.
An edited and extended version of his thesis on 1960s counterculture was published in book form in 2014 as "Music counterculture at the break of 1960s and 1970s in the culturological perspective" (Slovak: Hudobná kontrakultúra na prelome šesťdesiatych a sedemdesiatych rokov 20. storočia v kulturologickej perspektíve I.). He also frequently publishes articles on culture, art, philosophy in various journals and portals.
In March 2015 Perny organized a scientific conference for the 110th anniversary of the birth of Slovak poet and communist politician, Ladislav Novomeský. In 2017, he published the second book Ladislav Novomesky's cultural revolution. Ladislav Novomesky about culture, art and politics, which was presented by Slovak writer Peter Jaroš. It deals with the topic of culture in works of Slovak poet, journalist, cultural critic, communist intellectual, co-founder of the DAV and the commissioner for education and culture in the years 1945-1950, Ladislav Novomeský. The aim of the work completes Novomeský cultural concept of socialistic education, science, religion and art by the published texts and speeches. This work mappes the geopolitical, cultural and political concept in international, Slavic, Czecho-Slovak and national Slovak relationships. Research include author's knowledge of the history and personalities present of world and national culture.
In 2018 he published the third book Selected Chapters from Contemporary Anglo-American Social Philosophy, which was presented by Slovak philosopher Luboš Blaha.The aim of the book Selected Chapters from Contemporary Anglo-American Social Philosophy is to critically map, summarize and compare a relatively wide range of contemporary Anglo-American social philosophers. The methodological approach is chosen on the basis of information-summarizing and comparative character of the work. The main goal of the thesis is not the in-depth analysis of the authors, but briefly, clearly and accurately outlining the nature of attitudes in a small space of trends, opinions, relationships and comparison of key opinions as a stimulus for further possible analyses, interpretations and studies. Because in many cases there are living authors, the book remains open for future modifications of their attitudes. As the title suggests, the selected authors and directions are geographically determined by the Anglo-American space and focused primarily on concepts that have influenced the 20th and 21st century social thinking. Introduction is a short excursion into the history of social philosophy. The thesis is divided into three separate chapters. Selected were those which correspond in particular to the definition of social philosophy as the study of social life, which results in a certain image of social life, especially in the context of the perception of social as a philosophy of society accepting social justice as a value criterion (it takes into account the social interests of citizens, their social needs, like food, housing, education, culture, health, etc.). The work is based on theoretical sources, especially written by the authors Ľuboš Blaha, Marek Hrubec, Emil Višňovský, Ivan Buraj, František Novosád, Ladislav Hohoš and Ľubomír Belás. The first part, called Revision of Liberalism, analyses in particular the Dewey line of egalitarian or social liberals (Berlin, Rawls, Dworkin, Sen, Ackerman) who opened the door to the new direction, analysed in the second chapter — Communitarism (Taylor, MacIntyre, Sandel, Walzer), and culminating in a critique of the left (third part of the work), that is to say, inspired by Marx; neoutopism and critical theory (Roemer, Peffer, Cohen, Wallerstein, Jameson). The conclusion of the work belongs to the statistics of the current world and the question of why we are dealing with social philosophy.
Since 2018, he researching a topic of utopia and utopianism and he writes articles on the history of utopianism and utopian socialists. He collaborated on the Slovak edition of Slovak edition of Francis Bacon's New Atlantis and Campanella's Civitas Solis. In 2020 he published books Utopians, Visionaries of the World of the Future (The History of Utopias and Utopianism). The book consists of three parts: in the first one the reader reads about the definitions of utopia and utopianism and its division. The following, the most extensive chapter analyzes the history of utopianism, compares the various concepts and ideas. In the introduction, the reader has the opportunity to gain knowledge of the prehistory of utopianism and the oldest evidence of utopian egalitarianism in human history. This is followed by the ancient and Christian tradition of utopianism, which leads the emergence of utopia as a literary genre in modern times. Following are descriptions of the most important modern utopias and their authors (More, Campanella, Bacon), but also less known utopias at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries. This is followed by the periodof the Enlightenment Utopia and the natural law theory of Mably, Rousseau, Morelly and Babuef. This chapter ends with Babeuf’s influence in the revolutionary theories of the 19th century. The largest part of Utopian history is devoted to the three greats of Utopian socialism: Saint-Simon, Fourier and Owen and also authors such as Etienne Cabet and Robert de Lamennais. Marginally, the book also deals with German utopia and utopian elements in the works of Kant, Hegel, Bolzano, Weitling, with a continuation of Marxism. A novelty in the present research is utopianism in the Slovak context, which focuses primarily on Messianism as a specific form of philosophy of history and practical social activities of national revivalists and social revolts. The epilogue to history is followed by the last, third chapter, which deals with utopia and utopianism in the context of philosophical reasoning for the problems of the 21st century.
- Music counterculture at the break of 1960s and 1970s in the culturological perspective I. Nitra:Katedra kulturológie, Filozofická Fakulta, Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre. 1. vyd. 2014. 84 s. ISBN 978-80-558-0677-8
- Antonio Gramsci – an evertimely visionary. In: Studia Politica Slovaca. Ročník VIII. 1/2015. Bratislava: Ústav politických vied SAV. 2015 ISSN 1337-8163
- Ladislav Novomesky's cultural revolution. Ladislav Novomesky about culture, art and politics[monography]. Bratislava: Spoločnosť Ladislava Novomeského. 1. vyd. 2017. 138 s. ISBN 978-80-972558-0-0
- Selected Chapters from Contemporary Anglo-American Social Philosophy [monography]. Prešov: Vydavateľstvo Prešovskej univerzity. 1. vyd. 2018. 160 s. ISBN 978-80-555-2045-2
- Notes and Epilogue in Slovak edition of Francis Bacon's “New Atlantis", Bratislava: Vydavateľstvo spolku slovenských spisovateľov, 2018
- Utópia 2148, world after dystopia 2048 (sci-fi novel). In: DAV DVA, IV. číslo, roč. 3., 2019
- Reflection of Contemporary Mass Culture in Fredric Jameson and Gilles Lipovetsky. In: Philosophica Critica, vol. 5, no. 1, 2019, ISSN 1339-8970, s. 29–45.
- Utopians, Visionaries of the World of the Future (The History of Utopias and Utopianism). Martin: Matica slovenská 2020
- The Roots of Slovak Utopianism and Utopian Concepts of 1848. In: FILOSOFIJA. SOCIOLOGIJA, vol. 32, no. 1, Lietuvos mokslų akademija, 2021. ISSN 2424-4546, s. 32–41
- DAV (The Crowd) – Slovak left-wing avant-garde group of interwar period. In: Academia Letters, March 2021, Article 396, 2021
- EP Drum Solos, 2007
- Psychedelic Winterland, 2009
- Psychedelic Springland, 2011
- EP Revolution No. 1 (Matej Mikloš & Lucas Perný), 2011
- single Newborn, 2011
- Astral Gate (Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollár), 2012
- single Afternoon Connection (Peter Turay & Lucas Perny), 2013
- The Rondel, 2013
- Theatrum Mundi (Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollár), 2014 
- EP Kontrakultúra (Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollár), 2015 
- Sounds From This World, 2017
- Černáková, Jana (2013), "Nový album inšpirovala atmosféra magického rondelu" [The new album was inspired by the magical rondel], SME (in Slovak) (Nitra, published 2013-08-16), ISSN 1335-440X, retrieved 2015-10-24
- Bekmatov, Artur (2013-09-15). "Aj nekomerčná hudba sa má posúvať k masovým poslucháčom" [How non-commercial music reaches the mass audience]. Školský servis TASR. Bratislava: News Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR). Retrieved 2015-10-24.
- Gonšor, Jurai (2013). "Recenzia: Lucas Perny - The Rondel" [Review: Lucas Perny - The Rondel]. Nový Populár - dvojmesačník o domácej scéne a hudobných nástrojoch (in Slovak) (Bratislava: Chrobák) (4): 8. ISSN 1337-8015. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- "Lukáš Perný". Academia.edu. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- Malecha, Matěj (2014-12-01). "Recenze: Lukáš Perný: Kontrakultúra v kulturologickej perspektíve" [Review: Lukáš Perný: Counterculture in culture studies' perspective]. psychedelic.cz (in Slovak). Retrieved 2015-10-24.
- Perný, Lukáš (2014-11-12). Hudobná kontrakultúra na prelome 60. a 70. rokov 20. storočia v kulturologickej perspektíve I. [Music counterculture at the break of 1960s and 1970s in the culturological perspective] (in Slovak). Nitra: Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Filozofická fakulta, Katedra kulturológie. ISBN 9788055806778.
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- Perný, Lukáš (2015). "Stále aktuálny vizionár Antonio Gramsci" [Antonio Gramsci – an ever-timely visionary]. Studia Politica Slovaca (in Slovak) (Bratislava: Ústav politických vied Slovenskej akadémie vied) (1/2015): 93–105. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
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- "Album is combination of world music, drum and bass and psychedelic rock." DANKO, M.:"Pištec znovu klope na astrálnu bránu" (review in Slovak) at Hudba.sk, August 2012, retrieved August 25, 2013 
- "Album The Rondel include a lot of musical genres like kraut rock, zeuhl (composition tribute to Christian Vander from Magma), psychedelic, post-modern classical music, drum & bass and avant-garde music" DANKO, M.:"The Rondel: Najlepší album, pod aký sa Lucas Perny podpísal" (review), hudba.sk (in Slovak), July 21, 2013, retrieved August 25, 2013 
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- Perny, Lucas (2015-06-05). "Verše IV. (ukážka z pripravovanej knihy básní)" [Poems IV (an excerpt from an unfinished book of fables)]. Pravda.sk (in Slovak). Blog Lucasa Perného. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
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- HAVLÍČEK, J. Lucas Perny - The Rondel. Rockmag.cz /
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