Are you wondering what kind of topics you could find out more about at the Ostrava Days Institute 2021? Check out the list of some of the lectures* that will be given by lectors and guest composers at OD in August 2021!
The Ostrava Days Institute is a working environment with a focus on compositions for orchestra. There are two resident orchestras: the 85-piece Ostrava New Orchestra (ONO), and the 35-piece Ostravská banda. Additionally, there are resident ensembles (string quartets), the Canticum Ostrava choir, and many soloists. The Ostrava Days Institute is linked with the Ostrava Days Festival, which presents compositions by residents and lectors, as well as guest and other composers. The OD Institute accepts a limited number of resident-students to ensure one-on-one interactions among all participants. The working language is English. Application deadline is April 1, 2021. For more info click here.
George Lewis (New York / Berlin): Eight Difficult Steps for New Music. Afro-Modernism: Creolization and Curation
Raven Chacon (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA): Site-Specific Sound Works. Listening – Seeing: Landscape, Environment, Situation
Ana Sokolović (Montréal): Folklore imaginaire
Miya Masaoka (New York / Berlin): Conditional Sound: Stepping Into a River, Never Hearing the Same Sound Twice
Bernhard Lang (Vienna): Meta-Composition and Non-Composition. A discourse: Meta-Writing / Overwriting
Martin Smolka (Prague / Brno): A Word Versus Music (Striving for a Balance)
Milan Guštar (Prague): Mathematics in Music
Luboš Mrkvička (Prague): The same way and yet differently – consequences of continuous composition
Eric Andersen (Copenhagen): Fluxus – Perspectives & History
Pavel Zemek Novák (Brno): Polyphony of Unison (Hocqueting) and Complexity of Micro-Rhythms
* subject to change