| Úterý 12. září 2023 19:30h
Tuesday, September 12
Prague Modern Concert
FRYE: Lux aeterna (video), Ravi KITTAPPA:
pouze Vše/pouze/Vše pouze (video) (violin soloist - David
BURKE: The Angst of Strings (video),
Jakub RATAJ: Transition (video) (composer conducting), Lucie VÍTKOVÁ: Kohout (video), Patrik KAKO: .jouissance_f (video), Fernanda AOKI
Spectacles (video) (vocal soloist - Annabelle Plum).
Annabelle Plum - voice solo,
Daniel Havel - flute, bass flute, piccolo. Lukáš Pavlíček - oboe, Petr
Sedlák - bassoon. David
Danel - violin. Roman Hranička - violin.
Martina Matoušková - viola. Balázs Adorján - violoncello. Klára
Pudláková - double bass-
About Prague Modern
Modern has been hailed by music journalists as "the best Czech ensemble
for new music“. It is ensemble of flexible size comprised of the cream
of Czech instrumentalists.
Prague Modern is unique on the concert podiums/scene in the Czech
Republic – the ensemble exudes both the youthful enthusiasm and the
professionalism when performing contemporary music in solo recitals,
chamber music concerts or smaller orchestra works.
Prague Modern has performed at prestigious new music festivals
such as Contempuls Prague (repeatedly), MusicOlomouc, Prague Premieres,
also at the classic Prague Spring Festival (Czech Republic), Musica
Strasbourg, Festival international de musique Besancon, Les musicales
de Quiberon (all France), Poznańska wiosna muzyczna (Poland) or Cafe
Budapest (Hungary). Prague Modern also toured France, Romania, Slovakia
and Turkey where their members also gave workshops on new music
interpretation at local universities. Furthermore, PM under the
baton of Pascal Gallois had recorded several successful CDs for the
Italian label Stradivarius featuring music of Luciano Berio, Pierre
Boulez, Dai Fujikura, Gérard Grisey, Fabien Lévy and Arnold Schoenberg.
The CD introducing the work of British composer Dai Fujikura was awared
"Coup de cour 2004" in the field of new music by the famous French
Academie Charles Cros. Prague Modern is regularly collaborating with
conductors such as Michel Swierczewski, Pascal Gallois, Baldur
Brönnimann, Roland Kluttig or Marián Lejava. Their repertoire includes
the works of international avantgarde composers as well as the music of
Czech contemporary composers.
Prague Modern has been open to in-between-the-art-fields and
multimedia cooperations with acclaimed artists such as Jan Švankmajer
Othová (visual art) or actress
Fanny Ardant with whom they presented the Czech premiere of Cassandre,
a spoken opera by Michael Jarrell and others.
Prague Modern was established by the conductor Michel
in 2008 on the ground of the Prague Philharmonia. Since 2009 PM has
functioned as a NGO with David
Danel as Artistic Leader.
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Středa 13. září 2023 19:30h
Wednesday, September 13
Three Sound Artists
BURKE (video), Ramin
About The Artists
from Melbourne, Australia, is an international woodwind soloist,
composer, performance artist, 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. She has performed and composed extensively
in solo and chamber recitals through acoustic and electronic media,
both nationally and internationally and is widely presented in
concerts, festivals, and radio broadcasts throughout Australia, Asia,
Brazil, Europe, and the USA.
Her focus is integrating musical ideas with a combination of different
media. Each component of media is a tool in the exploration of her
artistic process: sound (acoustic, laptop, clarinets, flutes, and
electronics), composition, improvisation, installation, collaboration
(with dancers, acoustic performers, and other new media performers),
print making, pen and ink drawings, painting, and animation (digital).
She has been a recipient of Australia Council Project Music
Fellowships, new work commissions and Artist Residencies throughout
Australia, USA, Singapore and Berlin. She co-curates SEENSOUND
Visual Music Series with Mark Pedersen and Adrian Sherriff a monthly
series exploring the crossover of non-narrative abstract
music/visual/live music and new technologies which has been running for
over a decade focussing on Visual Music sponsored by Longplay and The
Teal house Gallery.
See Vimeo, YouTube, More...
Ramin Ahkavijou's work
"probable" a collection of vignettes, will be played by David Danel, violin. Ramin, from the
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, uses technology to generate
sounds or manipulate them with working with tech leading him to
approach compositional processes in new ways.
"While composing, I balance the connections formed between my
musical habits and the technological tools available to me. This
balanced interaction is what differs between my approaches to acoustic
and electronic composition."
Ramin confronts sound
and time with differing notions of distance and coordination,
characteristics embedded in hiso electronic music. "During my
compositional process, I navigate textures, rhythmic frames, and
embedded sounds within varying virtual acousmatic distances. From this
vast array of options in creating sound structures, I’ve, ironically,
come to kinds of repetition as structures within my electronic work." More...
a virtouosic improvisor on the organ, is Professor at the Prague
Conservatoire. He has led the international organ masterclasses in England
(Oundle) and in the USA (Denton, San Antonio, Miami). He has given many
concerts in his home country and abroad. He has performed in most
European countries, in the USA and Mexico, in Israel and South Africa
(at such major festivals as Prague, Sion, Arezzo, Rome, Oundle,
Philadelphia, Mexico City etc.). Since his student days he has
intensively documented and publicized historical organs. His many
recordings on CD and for radio and television already feature more than
130 instruments. In addition to the general organ repertoire he devotes
himself to improvisation. Also, many unknown pieces from ancient Czech
manuscripts are an important part of his repertoire. More..
|Čtvrtec 14. září 2023 19:30h
Thursday, September 14
Martin Klusák and
Organ & Electric Guitar
several years Šimon Prokop and Martin Klusák considered bringing
together the church organ and electric guitar to improvise experimental
ideas and drones. This became real earlier this year, in January, at
St. Prokop's church in Žižkov, Prague where they recorded their first
free improvisation. This session for Echofluxx 23 at St Clement’s is
their second attempt to immerse themselves in sounds, textures and
possibilities of these two instruments.
is a Czech composer, sound designer, and intermedia artist, graduate of
the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in sound design and
composition, with a portfolio of internationally premiered and
performed works. His work range from composition and sound design for
film, television and radio, to original music and intermedia projects
that often cross the boundaries of music and sound arts and touch upon
other artistic disciplines. He regularly collaborates with the Prague
Berg Orchestra, which has already performed six of his compositions. He
has created several original music-experimental films and is preparing
new original audiovisual projects. He is also one of the founders of
the Topos Kolektiv and PET(m)use groups, which explore the boundaries
of music, theatre, visual arts and architecture in an experimental way.
During his creative career he has collaborated with major Czech
ensembles, institutions and festivals, his works have been performed
across Europe, and in the US and Japan, he has also received numerous
awards. Between 2019-2021 he was the music dramaturge at the Czech
Radio Production Centre, where he continues as a permanent freelancer
from 2021. Since 2022, he leads courses at the Academy of Performing
Arts in Prague in film music, acoustic arts and music technology.
Prokop studied architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague
(2017) with a focus on generative design and parametric modeling. In
his master's thesis, he explored the intersections between architecture
and music in the context of sketching and musical improvisation. He
works on the innovation of generative design teaching at the FACTU and
Archip, and occasionally leads workshops at other universitiesin
Liberec or Brno. In his doctoral research, he investigates generative
ambient music as a means of reducing noise in spaces. He co-founded the
consulting firm Geometry Busters, which helps architectural studios and
industrial companies such as LEGO, Škoda auto, or Preciosa with complex
geometric and optimization tasks. He is a co-founding member of the
non-profit research group PET-MAT, which investigates the use of
recycled plastic in architecture. Šimon is also one of the founders of
ArchiDAO, the first decentralized autonomous organization for
architects operating on blockchain smart contracts, where he focuses on
the development of architectural digital twins and their usability in
Echofluxx, started in 2011,
is an annual festival of new media with an emphasis on experimental
music, sound art and film. The
festivals are rooted in
interplay of risk-taking and self actualization, a resistance to
media specificity in art and the mindfulness of Cage. Echofluxx evolved
out of the international fluxus movement and the University of
Illinois-Urbana, USA, in the 70's where collaborating composers
emerged working graphically, sculpturally, in dance, theatre, film
and clay, and then through a natural post-graduate diaspora, to produce
sundry artifacts, organizations, performances and festivals world-wide,
sum of which increases to this day.
Echofluxx was cofounded by the current Drector, Dan Senn and Anja Kaufmann. This year's festival was produced by Dan Senn and David Danel.
Echofluxx is presented by FMErá of Prague/Watertown.