The World is the new online project launched by the Ostrava Center for New Music. The aim is to get music to the people even in the times when borders can’t be crossed. During three months, video / audio recordings of solo compositions performed by members of the international Ostravska banda and soloists who have been cooperating with the Ostrava Center for a long time will be published exclusively every Wednesday. Why „The World“? These unique videos will be recorded in twelve countries in Europe and the USA and it will be possible to watch them from anywhere. The recordings will also be available on the Facebook profile and YouTube channel of the OCNM. The project is a contribution to keeping art alive in situations where we cannot meet at traditional concerts.
Twenty-one artists have so far confirmed their participation in the project. Their videos will be created exclusively for this purpose and will be accompanied by a commentary that each artist accompanies their recording. The program will include music from the 20th and 21st centuries, featuring compositions by Alois Haba, Luciano Berio, Petr Bakla, Isang Yun, John Cage, Klaus Lang, Peter Ablinger, Alvin Curran, Iannis Xenakis or Elliott Sharp or Miro Toth.
The opening of The World - Ostrava band Solos will take place on May 1, artistic director Petr Kotík, who will play the alto flute composition he has just finished. More concerts will be posted every Wednesday on the OCNM website or at our Facebook event!
The realization of the project is made possible thanks to the support of Veronika and Libor Winkler.