Text by George Grella
For every culture there is a counter, in every niche there are yet further discrete splinters, internal disputes that boil down to who has the purest values. Then there are the rare instances of individuals who are cultures solely of themselves, who ...
Marc Sabat (born 1965) is a Canadian composer of Ukrainian descent living in Berlin since 1999. He is a pioneer in the field of contemporary just intonation music. Together with Wolfgang von Schweinitz he has also developed the Extended Helmholtz-Ell...
It has been a shocking surprise to hear that Ms. Lentjes’ experience of Ostrava Days was such a negative one. My surprise is amplified by the fact, that I myself, or any of my colleagues, did not hear from Ms. Lentjes while she was in Ostrava, the sm...
Ostrava, September 4, 2017 – This Saturday, the 9th iteration of Ostrava Days biennial festival/institute has reached its climax at Triple Hall Karolina with Victor Hanna (Ensemble Intercontemporain) virtuoso solo part in Olga Neuwirth’s 2016 composi...
Ostrava, August 29, 2017 – Ostrava Days have successfully entered their second half. Day after day, the eventful program continues to confirm that the festival is an internationally unique project and plays an integral part in the history of modern m...
Today at 7 pm ONO - Ostrava New Orchestra will debut. The international symphony orchestra made up of 85 musicians from 20 countries was founded for the needs of this years Ostrava Days Festival. These students and absolvents of music academies are i...
PRESS RELEASE / AUGUST 20, 2017
Ostrava, August 20, 2017 – ONO stands for Ostrava New Orchestra. On August 17, 2017, the hall of Janáček Conservatory Ostrava witnessed a historic moment: after formation phase consisting of on-line communicatio...
Ostrava, August 23, 2017 – Tomorrow, Ostrava becomes the place to be for new music enthusiasts from around the world. From August 24 until September 2, the Moravian-Silesian metropolis hosts Ostrava Days, an internationally unique festival that forms...
The Czech Music Council Award is going to be presented to composer and art director of Ostrava Days PETR KOTÍK on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 7 p.m. in Cineport, Provoz Hlubina in Ostrava at the occasion of the preview of Czech TV documentary “Unta...
Ostrava Center for New Music (OCNM) was founded in 2000 thanks to the initiative of Petr Kotík. A series of concerts with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra—where pieces by Earl Brown, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, Martin Smolka, and Karlheinz Stockhausen were played—prompted the idea of creating a special independent organization for new music.
OCNM was created for the purpose of organizing the biennial Ostrava Days Institute and Festival, a three-week-long summer project for composers, musicians, and musicologists from all over the world. Ostrava Days is a working and learning environment focused on orchestral compositions and audience with interest in contemporary art. During even years, OCNM organizes NODO – Festival of New Opera in Ostrava. OCNM also organizes occasional one-off events of extraordinary musical significance.