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, August …, 2017 – Ostrava is an important cultural hub, especially well-regarded in the musical world, and Ostrava Days, since the inception of the festival in 2001, has been a major factor behind this reputation. Ostrava Center for New Music...
AUGUST 23 / 7 PM / CINEPORT UNTAMABLE KOTIK
A new film by Czech Television (the national public television network), Untamable Kotik documents Kotik’s performances, rehearsals, travel, and personal life. Switching back and forth between New Yor...
A Pioneering Black Composer Keeps Pushing
Blending jazz improvisation, post-John Cage modernism, funk and the occasional touch of rock, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and its co-founder, Roscoe Mitchell, made good on the ambition of its motto: “Great B...
Petr Kotik sat on the stage at (le) poisson rouge Wednesday night, talking with colleagues Philip Glass, Alex Mincek, and George Lewis, speaking about how the old ways of music were returning. What he meant was the seamless career of the composer who...
Today concert at Czech Center New York will show violin du String Noise with world premieres by Michal Rataj and Petr Cígler, among others. Both pieces will be programed also at Ostrava Days - on Friday, August 25 at Coal Mine Hlubina!
Ostrava Days 2017 in New York! Sold out concert at the Czech Center, Bohemian National Hall with following program:: George Lewis - Emergent (2014) Claire Chase (flute) and 4-channel sound Muhal Richard Abrams - Trio Things...
OSTRAVA DAYS 2017 Festival of New and Experimental Music
August 24 – September 2, 2017 Ostrava, Czech Republic
24 performances • 30 world premieres 200 musicians from Europe and the U.S.
Debut of a new symphony...
THE ORCHESTRA OF THE S.E.M. ENSEMBLE Petr Kotik, Conductor
WORLD PREMIERES BY GEORGE LEWIS, ROSCOE MITCHELL, CHRISTIAN WOLFF, AND PETR BAKLA. WORKS BY MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS, PETR KOTIK, AND JACKSON MAC LOW
With soloists: ...
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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.