Dré Hočevar | Curriculum Vitae



Dré Hočevar (b. 1987, Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a composer, performer, and cross-disciplinary artist frequently performing across the United States, Asia, and Europe. He is Clean Feed Records recording artist with his fourth album Surface of Inscription to be released in July 2017. As a performer, he is currently a member of Nate Wooley’s Knknighgh Quartet and is directing ensembles Coding of Evidentiality, Collective Effervescence and Transcendental Within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder. Hočevar’s teachers include Steve Lehman, Gerry Hemingway, Michael Carvin and Joe Morris. Dré Hočevar lives in Berlin, where he is preparing for his graduate studies in composition and computer music.


The New School, New York City, NY

BFA in Performance, 2014

Prince Claus Conservatory, Groningen, The Netherlands 

B.Mus in Jazz Drums, 2010


Dre Hočevar Trio Motion In Time (Lajna, 2013)

Dre Hočevar Trio Coding of Evidentiality (Clean Feed Records, 2015)

Dre Hočevar Collective Effervescence (Clean Feed Records, 2016)

Dre Hočevar Transcendental within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder (Clean Feed Records, 2016)

Zack Clarke Trio Random Acts of Order (Clean Feed Records, 2017)

Nate Wooley Quartet, knknighgh (Clean Feed Records, 2017)

Dre Hočevar Surface of Inscription (Clean Feed Records, 2017)

Transitory Museum of Minds (tba, 2017) [Dré Hočevar, Eve Risser, Igor Lumpert] (tba,2017)


Zois Scholaship, Undergraduate studies in the Netherlands, Slovenia 2006/2010

Nuffic Huygens Scholarship, Undergraduate studies in the Netherlands, The Netherlands 2008/2010

Prins Claus Conservatory Grant, Research, New York CIty, 2008

Prins Claus Conservatory Grant, Student exchange program, New York City, 2009

Cultural Ministry,  Undergraduate studies in the US, Slovenia 2011/2014

The New School, Tuition Award, USA (2011/2014)

Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, TD Scholar, CA (2015)

Ministry of Culture Slovenia, Research Grant, Slovenia (2015)


Jazzinty Ensemble (Festival Jazz Lent 2006)

Prins Claus Conservatory Big Band (live broadcast at CARE Royal Theater, Amsterdam 2008)

Dre Hočevar Next (Jazz Cerkno ‐ Keltika 2009, Jazz Club Gajo 2009, Baladoor 2009, Jazz Lent 2011, Jazz Club Gajo Live – RTV Slovenija 2012)

Dre Hočevar Boben in Lajna (Festival Jazz Cerkno 2011)

Žiga Murko 13 (Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2012, Festival Jazz Lent 2012, Festival Boben in Lajna 2012)

Dre Hočevar 9mm (Festival Boben in Lajna 2011, Jazzinty Festival 2013, Festival Bled 2013)

Goran Krmac Take Off (Izzven 2012, Baladoor Jazz Festival 2012, Jazzon 2012)

Jan Kus AMNA (Festival Boben in Lajna 2011)

Dre Hočevar Trio (54. Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2013, Festival Boben in Lajna 2013, Spectrum NYC 2013/2014, Shapeshiter Lab NYC 2014)

I Hear With My Eyes feat. Reggie Workman, Tina Dobaj and Ken Vandermark (Michiko NYC, 2013)

Virtual Truth (music for theater and performance, Stara Elektrarna, Ljubljana 2013)

European Jazz Orchestra (Stockholm Jazz Festival 2013, Autumn Leaves Festival 2013, Flagey 2013, Casa De Musica 2013)

Lester St.louis Distonal Quintet (Shapeshifter Lab, 2013)

Vox Temporum feat. Dre Hocevar (Composer series – Spectrum NYC, 2015)

Dre Hočevar Quartet Feat. Joe Morris, Pascal Niggenkemper and Nate Wooley  (56. Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2015)

De Looze | Nyberg | Hocevar (Brussels Jazz Marathon, 2015)

Asymptote feat. Perry Robinson (Spectrum NYC, 2015)

Steve Lehman | Sam Pluta | Dre Hočevar (ShapeShifter Lab, 2015)

Dre Hočevar Transcendental Within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder (ShapeShifter + 2015, ShapeShifter + 2016)

Lester St.louis | Gabriel Zucker | Dre Hočevar with Tony Malaby, Henry Fraser and Chris Pitsiokos (The Jazz Gallery NYC, 2015)

ELK 4 Feat. Bryan Qu, Tyshawn Sorey, Aaron Larson Tevis and Dre Hocevar (Banff CA, 2015)

Nate Wooley’s Knknighgh (Arts for Art NYC 2016, Randolph’s Series NYC 2016, Spying at Manhattan Inn Residency NYC 2016, Spectrum NYC 2016, 58. Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2017)

Transitory Museum of Minds (EU tour 2016, Jazz Festival Cerkno 2016, Kulturhuset Oslo 2016)

Dre Hočevar Coding of Evidentiality (Festival Jazz Club Gajo 2014, Spectrum NYC 2014, Cankarjev Dom 2015, ShapeShifter + 2015, Kam Fest 2016, Gallery 456 NYC 2016, Ibeam NYC 2016, Polyfold Festival-The New School NYC 2016, SIGIC 2017, Confine Aperto 2017, Sound Explicit 2017)

Dre Hočevar  Collective Effervescence (Album release show at Happy Lucky no.1 NYC,  ShapeShifter + NYC, 2016)

Lester St.Louis Construction (Jack NYC, 2016)

Tyshawn Sorey Residency (The Stone NYC, 2016)

Ingrid Laubrock | Brandon Lopez | Zack Clarke | Dré Hocevar (Spectrum NYC, 2016)

Dré Hočevar Surface of Inscription (Spectrum NYC 2016, Ibeam NYC 2016)

Joe Morris | Sam Yulsman | Weston Olencki | Brandon Lopez | Lester St. Louis | Charmaine Lee | Dré Hočevar (Arcade Spectrum NYC, 2016)

CONTAINER DOXA (58. Ljubljana Jazz Festival, 2017)

Dré Hočevar _  Just Below The Sonic Level of Sense Making, 2017 (multimedia installation, 58. Ljubljana Jazz Festival)


Dre Hočevar Trio »Motion in Time« (2013-2014 for piano trio)

– Don’t Act. Just Think., Near Fire Islands, Consciousness and Imagination, After The End Of Art, Question of Method, Noomi

Dre Hočevar Coding of Evidentiality  (2014-2015, for piano trio and electronics)

– Form of the Future Thought, Post Resonance 1J7/36, Critical Discourse Analysis, Representational Redescription, Second portrait of the exemplary…

Dre Hočevar Collective Effervescence (2014-2015, for improvising ensemble)

– Unknown Unknowns,  Notifications as a Theory of Consciousness,  Interaction, Complexity, Affordances,  Third portrait of the exemplary…, Imaginary_Synthesis Within Sublime Inside, 1987’s, The Revolutions of Many Others

Dre Hočevar Transcendental within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder (2016, for improvising ensemble)

– Transcendental within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder

Dre Hočevar Surface of Inscription (2017, for voice, trombone, saxophone, piano, live electronics, 

– Target Domain of Infinity, _ [where improvisation comes from], X nets, Arrays, Containers; Ideas are Physical,  Conceptual Bindings, Logic is a Consequence, Frame Semantics, Just Below the Sonic Level of Sense Making, Primary Metaphors, Surface of Inscription, Sub-phenomenon of Utterance, Precessing Schemas, Feminized Science Deniers, Dissecting the Paraconcept, Disenfranchised Rage of Muted Language

LECTURES  (percussion, composition, improvisation theory):

International Summer Workshop Jazzinty, Slovenia 2009, 2016, 2017

Summer Workshop Boben in Lajna, Slovenia 2012

Music Conservatory Ljubljana, Slovenia  2011

African-American Legacy Project, NYC 2013

Music Conservatory Maribor, Slovenia 2015


Founder  (Contemporary Art Institute Boben in Lajna, Ljubljana 2011-2014)

Producer and curator ( Festival Boben in Lajna, Ljubljana 2011, 2013)

Co-director and curator (New Forum, ShapeShifter Lab, NYC 2017 -)


Michael Carvin 

Joe Morris

Steve Lehman

Gerry Hemingway

Reggie Workman

Hal Galper

Ralph Peterson Jr.


Venetto Jazz – The New School (Bassano ITA, 2004)

Jazz Akademija (Maribor SLO, 2004)

Jazzinty (Novo Mesto SLO, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009)

Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music (Banff CA, 2015)

48. International Summer Course for New Music (Darmstadt GER, 2016)

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (Huddersfield UK, 2016)

Matrix, SWR Experimental Studio (Ljubljana SI, 2017)


Weston Olencki, Samuel Fibich Yulsman, Chris Pitsiokos, Pascal Niggenkemper, Sam Pluta, Joe Morris, Nate Wooley, Stefan Prins, Tyshawn Sorey, Lester St.louis, Bernardo Barros, Ken Vandermark, Steve Lehman, Brandon Lopez, Philip White, Reggie Workman, Henry Fraser, Tony Malaby, Mette Rasmussen, Jeff Snyder, Jeremy Corren, Kaja Draksler, Bram De Looze, Christian Balvig, Samo Šalamon, Domen Gnezda, Miha Ciglar, Irena Tomažin, Bowrain, Žiga Murko, Igor Lumpert, Bryan Qu, Michal Wroblewski, Zack Clarke, Charmaine Lee, Aaron Larson Tevis, Michael Foster, Elias Stemeseder …