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Positionen: Ostrava Days 2017: Contemplations

20.11.2017

Positionen Texte zur aktuellen Musik Berlin, Germany https://www.positionen.net/ November 14, 2017  Ostrava Days 2017: Contemplations by Jim Igor Kallenberg  For anyone who is used to the unified mélange of New Mu... more


The Untameable Kotík / concert + projection / November 1, Atrium Zizkov

29.10.2017

We would like to invite you to the concert, which is organized by Atrium, Žižkov  Wednesday, November 1, 19:00 Čajkovského 12, Praha 3 – Žižkov http://www.atriumzizkov.cz/  Performers:  Flute: Petr Kotík ... more


Ostrava Days 2017 at Czech Music Quarterly

28.10.2017

During its sixteen years on the scene, the Ostrava Days biennial has carved out a position as an exclusive space for the presentation of contemporary music which far surpasses the borders of the Czech Republic.  >>>  Boris Klepal ... more


Ostrava Days 2017 at Wire Magazine

19.10.2017

Text by George Grella   ... more


George Grella for Brooklyn Rail

6.10.2017

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 ... more


Marc Sabat with Ondrej Vesely for the Brooklyn Rail

5.10.2017

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... more


Response to article by Rebecca Lentjes

29.9.2017

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... more


Ostrava Days are over. They have crossed the Rubicon.

6.9.2017

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... more


In their second half, Ostrava Days present Radical Past or Miroslav Srnka opera

30.8.2017

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... more


FIRST TIME TODAY - new symphony orchestra ONO in Triple Hall Karolina

27.8.2017

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... more


… AND ONO WAS BORN OSTRAVA HAS A NEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

23.8.2017

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... more


Ostrava Days begin tomorrow!

23.8.2017

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... more


THE CZECH MUSIC COUNCIL AWARD GOES TO THE COMPOSER, INITIATOR AND ORGANIZER OF THE OSTRAVA DAYS PROJECT

21.8.2017

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... more


In two weeks’ time, Ostrava Days will turn the North-Moravian metropolis into an epicentre of new music

14.8.2017

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... more


Documentary Untamable Kotik at Ostrava Days

19.7.2017

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... more


The New York Times about Roscoe Mitchell

19.7.2017

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... more


Petr Kotik marks 75th birthday with friends and their music

23.6.2017

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... more


PRAGUE-NEW YORK EFFECTS - STRING NOISE AT CZECH CENTER NEW YORK

23.6.2017

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!  http://... more


Ostrava Days in New York

24.4.2017

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... more


OSTRAVA DAYS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 PROGRAM

18.4.2017

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... more


Effects New York - Ostrava

17.3.2017

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: ... more