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
(film), Kateřina Vincourová, Markéta 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 Swierczewski
in 2008 on the ground of the Prague Philharmonia. Since 2009 PM has
functioned as a NGO with David Danel as Artistic Leader.
Composers of any age or nationality may
Works written in the last 5 years will be considered with a preference
given to first performances. Two works per composer are permited with
the possibiilty of both being chosen.
Compositions for any 5 of the
following instruments will be considered: violin, viola, 'cello, double bass,
flute, oboe or bassoon.
About 3-12 minutes.
VARIABLE FEE. Zero to $10/work. Your choice.
Application deadline is May 15th, 2024 with notification of
acceptance by June 1st, 2024.
type ECHOFLUXX SUBMISSION
in the subject line. Provide the information
given in the 9 point list below.
1. Composer's name.
2. Composer's website, if available.
3. Brief composer biography.
4. Title and duration of work.
5. Instrumentation of work.
6. Program note for work.
7. Link to pdf full score
plus link to mp3 of
midi performance or to live
recording (video OK).
8. Link to score parts.
9. Submission fee if included.
Repeat points 4-8 for second work if necessary.
queries to email@example.com
Zero to $10/work. Your choice.
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.
Festival Site below
- 1300 year old St. Clements