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19.8.2021, 18:00, BrickHouse (Hlubina Coal Mine)

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Ostravská banda
Gareth Davis, bass clarinet
Alvin Curran, piano
Mikuláš Mrva, electronics
Petr Kotík, conductor

Robert Watts: Trace for Orchestra (1964) 
Roland Dahinden: Theatre of the Mind (2020) 
Alvin Curran: Why is this night different from all other nights (1992)
Frederic Rzewski: Les Mountons de Panurge (1969)


START • THE COMING  THE PAST
Three independent programs that establish a striking variety of concepts: The Start and The Past will present the compositions of established composers, while The Coming will offer compositions by residents of the Ostrava Days Institute. This programming solution disrupts the traditional divide between “masters” and “students,” instead presenting all of the featured composers on equal footing. The works of the young composers will be presented alongside a “classic” of the 1960’s – 
Karlheinz StockhausenAus den sieben Tagen, based on textual instructions in which the performers are invited to let their intuition run wild. A highlight of The Start will be Tales of the Traveler, a recent composition by George Lewis, who is a pioneer of computer composition and one of the most distinctive American composers today.

Theatre of The Mind has been supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Stichting Maysways.


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