The World is an online project launched by the Ostrava Center for New Music. The aim was to get music to the people even in the times when borders can’t be crossed. During May, June and July 2020, 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 were published exclusively every Wednesday. Why „The World“? These unique videos were recorded in twelve countries in Europe and the USA but it is possible to watch them from anywhere. The recordings are also 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.
The videos were created exclusively for this purpose and include a commentary that each artist accompanies their recording with. The program includes 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 realization of the project was made possible thanks to the support of Veronika and Libor Winkler and also the grant of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.