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FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM, MUSIC, DANCE AND POETRY
5. až 8. května 2020 od 19:00 hodin v Paralelní Polis, Dělnická 43, Praha 7 map

ECHOFLUXX ENSEMBLE
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Echofluxx Ensemble

Two newly commissioned works will be premiered in at the Echofluxx 20  on Friday, May 8, 2020. INSTRUCTION DESTRUCTION by Michael Croswell will feature Randall Davidson, 'cello, with Mary Garvie, Oskar Kubica, Merilee Klemp, oboe and David Means. Using his own medical laboratory data, sounds, and imaging, Croswell creates a rich video and sound track that serves as a platform for movement and musical improvisation. GERTRUDE’S WORDS: All the Bidding Comes To Tea  is a rendition of Gertrude Stein’s word portrait of Sugar, included in the Food section of Tender Buttons, published in 1914. Choreographed, Designed and Directed by Georgia Stephens with sound design by David Means. Performers inluced Mary Garvie, David Means, Georgia Stephens and David Thornton


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Tuesday, May 5th, 19:00: Ensemble Terrible with works TBA.

Wednesday, May 6th, 19:00: Brigid Burke (Australia); TBA

Thursday, May 7th
, 19:00: Performers from MuTe at the University of Texas-San Antonio, works and players TBA.

Friday, May 8th, 19:00: Echofluxx Ensemble, David Means, director; Andrea Ermke and Anaďs Tuerlinckx

The Echofluxx festivals are rooted in the mindfulness of Cage, the interplay of risk-taking and self actualization, and a resistance to media specificity in art. As spied in the distance to the University of Illinois in Urbana in the 1960s and 70s, collaborating composers emerged working graphically, sculpturally, in dance, theatre, film and clay, and then through a natural post-graduate diaspora, to produce artifacts, organizations, performances and festivals world-wide, the sum of which increases today.


Echofluxx is a festival of new media, visual art, texts and experimental music produced by FMErá of Prague. This year it will again present international and Czech performers in a four-day festival at Paralelní Polis in Prague, May 5-8, 2020.

Echofluxx je festival nových médií, vizuálního umění a experimentální hudby produkované FMer
á. Letos se opět představí mezinárodní i české interprety v čtyřdenním festivalem v Paralelní Polis v Praze, květen 2020 5-8.

DOCUMENTATION OF PAST

ECHOFLUXX FESTIVALS



Ensemble Terrible (postcard) with works by J-T Vesikkala Wittmacher"miniatures from Insulae" (premiere) video, Ravi Kittappa "KUBA" for tenor sax and electronics video, oňa Vetchá "Blue-green Colors of Light" (premiere) video, Barry Wan Yuk Bun "The Misty Morning" (premiere)video, Bruno Cunha "Seja marginal, seja herói, for solo bass & electronics" (premiere) video. Also Jan Kruml "Instinct Primal"(postcard) video. Program 1 PDF,  Night 1 Photos | Jana Babincová & Pavla Zábranská "Zákon/The Law" intro (postcard) video; Phaerentz "Improvisations" (postcard) video; Brigid Burke (postcard) "Crossing Worlds...Vines… Lines" video. Program 2 PDF  Night 2 Photos | Phill Niblock & William Hooker "Hooker-Niblock" (postcard)James Sutherland-Smith, poetry, "Do What Comes Unnaturally" and "The River and The Black Cat." video (postcard); Hearn Gadbois (postcard) "Time Travel from a Small Cabin in the Timbre"video. Program 3 PDF  Night 3 Photos | Echofluxx Ensemble (postcard) performing "Perfect" with David Means (director), Oskar Kubica, Michael Karman, Matt Manowski, and Mary Garvie video; Bruno Cunha (postcard) "live improv using clarinet extended techniques & electronics" video. Program 4 PDF  Night 4 Photos





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Opening Performance Orchestra
Fraction Music XI (see-hear)
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Susan Hefner & Michael Evans (see-hear)
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Ensemble Terrible
z_e_n by Martin Klusák (see-hear)
.Low by Petr Hora (see-hear)
Mysie mozgy by Miroslav Thot (hear)
Tarantelle by Jakub Rataj (see-hear)
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Echofluxx Ensemble
Sound-Houses: Floorpiece Five (see=hear)
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Camilla Hoitenga
The Sands of Time by Miyuki Ito (see-hear)
.Synchronie with Lenka Kozerková
by Yoshihis Taďra (see-hear)
....Silbern by Karola Obermüller (see-hear)
Beriliner Andenken by David Means (see-hear)



FamaQ PROGRAM - Karel Husa(*1921) (video), String Quartet no.4 “Poems” (1989), I. Bells, II. Sunlight, III. Darkness, IV. Hope, V. Wild Birds, VI. Freedom Daniel Matej (*1963) (video) Nice (2004/2011); Martin Burlas (*1955) (video) Panadol for string quartet and CD track (2006); Georg Friedrich Haas (*1953) (video), String Quartet no.5 (2007). Hong Kong New Music Ensemble PROGRAM - Sailing Along the Heart of Remembrance (video) by Austin Leung; Vexatious by Joungmin Lee (video); Vortex Illusion Mei-Fang Lin (video); Au Revoir, Svetozar by Rodney Waschka II (video); the hands we used to make were clay (video) by Sarah Westwood; Ding II by Stephen Yip (video). Mario va Horrik and Petra Dubach PROGRAM  - The Table Piece (video); Maciunas Ensemble PROGRAM - For Paul (video).  BITCOIN Cafe Performances PROGRAM - Marek Hlaváč (video); +x (video); Jiří Suchánek (video); Echofluxx Ensemble PROGRAM - Apropos of Not That (video).






Echofluxx Ensemble, David Means, Director
Lucie Vítková, solo performance
John Keston, solo performance
Lenka Kozderková, work by Dan Senn
Lenka Kozderková, work by Lucie Vítková
Lenka and Markéta 1 of 2, ensemble work
Lenka and Markéta 2 of 2, ensemble work
Agnes Kutas 1 of 2, solo performance
Agnes Kutas 2 of 2, solo performance
Brigid Burke, solo performance
Phaerentz, solo performance
Dariusz Mazurowski, solo performance
Michal Kindernay, solo performance
Mark Zanter, solo performance
Puppenklinik Installation, Diana Winklerová
& Dan Senn (sound only)

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Echofluxx 11 Documentation

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Phill Niblock
, Phill & Katherine Liberovskaya, Katherine & Al Margolis, Al Margolis, Michal Rataj, Michal and Ivan Boreš, Ivan Boreš, Peter Szely, Martin Janíček & Petr Ferenc, Martin Blažíček & Krzysztof Topolski, Anja Kaufmann & Frances Sander, George Cremaschi, Hana Železná, Petra Dubach & Mario van Horrik, Hearn Gadbois.
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Echofluxx 11 site





ERMKE + TEUERLINCKX
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Andrea Ermke setup
Andrea Ermke (Austria) is a musician living in Berlin working with samples and field recordings she replays on mini disc. She is member of groups like Sink (with Chris Abrahmas, Arthur Rother and Marcello Busato) and Tree (with Burkhard Beins and Chris Abrahams). SoundCloud

Anaďs Teuerlinckx (Brussels) is a pianist, composer and sound artist from Brussels. She moved to Berlin in 2008, interested in the local improvised music scene. Tending to a rather physical and expending way of playing, her performances are characterized by a decidedly harsh and noisy but at the same time elegiac, breezy and spacious sound. She likes to get involved in public spaces proposing inside piano activism out of the concert space and also teaches improvisation within the scope of music pedagogy. SoundCloud SITE

Teuerlinckx setup

Brigid Burke (Melbourne) is an Australian composer, performance artist, clarinet soloist, visual artist, video artist and educator whose creative practice explores the use of acoustic sound and technology to enable media performances and installations that are rich in aural and visual nuances. Her work is widely presented in concerts, festivals, and radio broadcasts throughout Australia, Asia, Brazil, Europe and the USA. Recently she has been a recipient of an Australia Council Project Music Fellowship & new work commissions ‘Coral Bells’ & “Instincts and Episodes’ also Artist in Resident at Marshall University USA with a Edwards Distinguished Professor Artist Residency 2015 &17with ensemble BHZ, Indiana University but  and ADM NTU Singapore. Also recently she presented works on the Big screen at Federation Square Melbourne, Tilde Festival, ABC Classic FM, International Media Festival Echofluxx in Prague and Generative Art Festivals GA19 Italy. She has a PhD in Composition from UTAS The University of Tasmania and a Master of Music in Composition from The University of Melbourne. Brigid's gaphic image is used again this year for the Echofluxx banner above! SITE



ECHOFLUXX ENSEMBLE

David Means (Minnesota),
director of the Echoffluxx Ensemble,
studied architecture at the University of Illinois, where he participated in John Cage’s first Music Circus. He later pursued DMA studies in composition with Ben Johnston, Herbert Brűn, and Salvatore Martirano.  Since moving to Minnesota in 1978 he’s received numerous awards, fellowships, exhibitions and commissions from New Music America (Minneapolis, Hartford, Houston), IRCAM (Paris), Documenta 9 (Kassel), and received five McKnight Composer Fellowships since 1982. In 1997 he founded the Strange Attractors Festivals of Experimental Intermedia at Metropolitan State University, where he retired in 2017 as professor emeritus of music and intermedia art. SITE

Oskar Kubica (Prague)
is from northern Moravia and found his way to music through friends in this musically rich location. Later he moved to Prague where he experimented with the artist group called „Frank Lambert“. Oskar joined Echofluxx in 2015 while selling beer at the bar at Trafačka which has since been razed. A year later, for E16, he joined the Ensemble as a percussionist. Nowadays Oskar can be found jamming in obscure Prague places with ad-hoc groups of musicians. See Oskar performing at at Echofluxx 18

Mary Garvie (St Paul)
sings and makes fine pottery. She was a founding member of the Nobles eXperimental interMedia Group (Minnesota) and performed in several dance-theater works by Georgia Stephens (Minnesota). She has also been involved in collaborations with choreographer Maureen Koelsch, composer David Means, writers Jon Spayde and Michael Karman, and has performed with the Echofluxx Ensemble since 2016.



Dan Senn (Prague-Wisconsin)
is an intermedia artist working in music composition, kinetic sound sculpture, experimental and documentary film. He has been a professor of music and art in the United States and Australia. Dan travels internationally as a lecturer, performer and installation artist living in Prague where he directs the Echofluxx festivals, and Watertown, Wisconsin, the USA, with his partner & collaborator, Caroline Senn. Dan's work moves freely between expressive extremes and languages depending upon the aesthetic joust at hand. He studied music (composition, French Horn, conducting) and art (ceramics) at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse with Truman Daniel Hayes, Leonard Stach and William Estes, and at the University of Illinois, Urbana (composition), with Salvatore Martirano, Ben Johnston, Otto Laske and Herbert Brün. His music is published by Smith Publications of Baltimore. "Any Three Treble Instruments In the Same Key," aka "Rivus," was released in 2015 by Ravello Records, along with works by Scotto and Cage and performed by the McCormick Percussion Group. In 2017 his work "Four Psalms Modal" was premiered by the Kuhn Choir of Prague, and later performed by the 57 voice Tesas State University Choir in 2019. "Seven for Piano" was premiered in February 2017 by Caroline Senn in Wisconsin. His feature length documentary "Voice of Theresa" will be screened in 2019 at the Indie Wisconsin Film Fest. In 2019 he toured the west coast of the United Stats performing new works for voice  hand-made instruments and improvised electronics. Dan founded Newsense-Intermedium of Tacoma, Washington, cofounded Cascadia Composers of Portland, Oregon, Roulette Intermedium of New York City and the Echofluxx Media Art Festivals of Prague where he serves as director. SITE

FILM ARTISTS
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ENSEMBLE TERRIBLE
 

Ensemble Terrible at Echofluxx 18,
Petr Hora conducting.

Ensemble Terrible (Prague) is composed mainly of students and graduates of the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. The ensemble focuses on contemporary and experimental music of the 21st Century and was introduced to Prague audiences in the autumn of 2016 at a MeetFactory concert. An important social and aesthetic concern of the group is to assist bringing new audiences together by the simple selection of the presentation space. This was the case with recent concerts at Venus in Švehlovec, Pianka Dalibor, and Paralelni Polis for last year's Echofluxx 18, an interdisciplinary art festival.  This effectively links the academic environment with related forms of contemporary art. Ensemble Terrible rejects the division of art genres as well as judgments such as "high and low art," or even "good or bad art." What may now seem terrible, in time, may become terribly beautiful. SITE

Ensemble Terrible Program
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Ensemble Terrible Musicians
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Janina Alachnovič (Belarus) is a student at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She started to learn music theory at seven years old and play flute at eight. At the age of twelve, during study at Music school №1 in Minsk, she made her debut at music competitions in Minsk and Kaunas. In 2006 she won the 3rd prize The First Christian Festival “Blagovest” Minsk. At the age of sixteen Yanina decided for professional music education and continues her studies at Gymnasium-college of Arts “I. O. Akhremchik” in Minsk. In 2012 she won 2nd prize at the XVII International Competition n.a. E. Coca in Chisinau, Moldova and in 2013 and 2nd prize at the V International Competition “Surmi Bukoviny” Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Also as a soloist she performed with youth wind orchestra “Fanfares of Nemiga” on festivals in Belarus, Italy, France and Poland. In 2015 Yanina become a student of Jiří Válek’s and Mario Mesany’s in Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She also studied at master courses with Samuel Coles, Michael Schmid, Janet Richardson and summer school in Diekirch, Luxembourg. Yanina performs in the concerts of classical, contemporary and improvisation music. From  2017 working as the flute teacher in The International School of Music and Fine Arts in Prague. SITE


Štěpán Drtina (Prague)
studied with Renata Strašrybková at Prague conservatory and graduated at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he studied with prof. Miroslav Petráš and Michal Kaňka. He attended many competitions such as Prague Junior Note, international competitions in Liezen, Austria (2004 and 2008) and competition of Bohuslav Martinů Foundation (2012). He participated in masterclasses with Miroslav Zicha, Jiří Bárta, Dmitrij Ferschtman, Anner Bylsma, Wolfgang Boettcher, Ludwig Quandt and Rudolf Gleissner. He is member of Bořkovec String Quartet and performs with prominent Czech orchestras and ensembles, such as FOK, Orchestra Berg, Talich Chamber Orchestra or Prague Modern).


Tomáš Novák (Prague)
studied double bass with Jakub Waldmann at Gymnázium Jana Nerudy. He continued his studies with Anton Schachenhofer at Anton Bruckner Universität in Linz and now continues his Master’s Degree with Jiří Hudec at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He regularly attends masterclasses at JAMU with accomplished double bass teachers such as Catalin Rotaru, Ekkehard Beringer or Thierry Barbe. He is currently a member of Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra and Orchestral Academy of Prague
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David Danel (Prague),
violin, received his musical education at the Janacek Conservatory of Music in Ostrava and at the University of Ostrava Institute of the Arts.  Mr. Danel has won prizes in several national and international competitions including the L. van Beethoven International Violin Competition and the L. Janacek Violin Competition Brno, appeared as soloist with orchestras in the Czech Republic and abroad, and he performed as soloist at such festivals as the Prague Spring, Contempuls, Forfest ao. Between 2000 – 2011 he was a member of the PKF - Prague Philharmonia and Guest Lecturer at the University of Ostrava. His strong interest in contemporary music is reflected in his performances with the new music group MoEns (formerly Mondschein Ensemble), the international Ostravska Banda, the Prague-based Early Reflections and in his artistic direction of ensemble Prague Modern (in 2015 the group was awarded Coup de Coeur Award by the French Academy of Charles Cros for the recording of Dai Fujikura music, appearances at Musica Strasbourg, Festival Besancon ao.). He is also a founder of a string quartet fama Q that has performed at the prestigious festivals such as Contempuls Prague, Prague Spring Festival, Israel Festival Jerusalem, Cluj Modern (Romania), ISCM World New Music Days, MusicOlomouc (CZ), Exposition of New Music Brno (CZ) etc., on concerts and tours to France, Japan, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the USA. 
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Michael JERMÁŘ (Prague)
studies at the Prague Conservatory (prof. Pavel Fiedler, Pavel Škrna). In July 2014 he accepted the invitation of excellent French saxophonist Philippe Portejoie to study in his class at the Conservatoire ŕ Rayonnement Régional de Paris, the Paris Conservatory, where he stays 2014-2016 studying both schools simultaneously. In 2016 Michael begins his Bachelor studies at the University of Ostrava (prof. Zbigniew Kaleta, PhD.), in the same year he graduates at Prague Conservatory playing Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da camera accompanied by the Conservatory orchestra and giving a Graduation recital. In academic year 2017/2018 he does his Erasmus+ Programme at the Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina (UMFC - Chopin University) in Warsaw, where prof. dr. hab. Paweł Gusnar and Mgr. Pablo Sánchez-Escariche Gasch lead him. In 2014 Michael recorded the saxophone episode of “Filharmonici na ulici,” a show by the Czech Television, and premiered “Three pieces for alto saxophone solo” by Hanuš Gočár. In 2018/2019 he is looking forward to premiere “BACH’erevko,” a piece written and dedicated to him by world-famous French composer François Rossé. Under the baton of flutist Philippe Bernold, Michael performed Ravel’s Boléro with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava and collaborated with the Czech Philharmonic Student Orchestra as well as the Orchestre Symphonique du CRR de Paris. SITE
Bruno Cunha (Prague-Brazil), as picture above, studied his bachelor degree in music composition at the Universidade de Brasília, Brazil, under the guidance of composer and anthropologist Flávio Santos Pereira. His compositions incorporate hypertextual discourses, and several have been played at festivals and on the radio in Brazil, Mexico, England, Sweden and Czech Republic. He is currently studying his master’s degree at AMU under the mentorship of composer Michal Rataj.


Petr Hora (Prague)
was born in Chrudim and studied organ and composition at the Conservatory of Teplice. Then he continued his studies in composition with Hanuš Bartoň and Luboš Mrkvička at the Music faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Ensemble Terrible Composers
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