MoEns
 
a Czech New Music Group

 

czech version

members

history

quotes

discography

selected concerts

contact

 

Next concerts:

22.11.2012 Praha

26.11.2012 Brno

26.11.2012 Olomouc

8.12.2012 Praha

David Danel, Balazs Adorjan, Kamil Dolezal, Ivo Kopecky, Stepan Uhlír, Hanus Barton


Contact:

 
Ensemble MoEns
c/o ARBOS,
Sv. Jan 191
252 62 Unetice
Czech Republic
e-mail: mpudlak@seznam.cz
http://www.musica.cz/moens
 

On concert repertoire:

Ondrej Adamek

Josef Adamik  

Louis Andriessen
Hanus Barton
Gavin Bryars
Martin Burlas
John Cage

Donald Crockett 
Christoph Delz
Jean-Jacques Dünki
Peter Durko
Brian Ferneyhough

Morton Feldman
Michael Finnissy
Kohei Fujita

Paul Glass
Henryk Mikolai Gorecki
Peter Graham

Milan Grygar

Sofia Gubaidulina

Milos Haase

Hauke Harder

Svatopluk Havelka

Martin Herman 

Michael Hirsch
Mate Hollos

Balazs Horvath

Slavomir Horinka

Klaus Huber

Martin Hybler

Miloslav Istvan
Marko Ivanovic
Michael Jarrell

Jiri Kaderabek
Mauricio Kagel
Joshihiro Kanno
Jan Kapr

Jurij Kasparov 

Juliane Klein
Jan Klusak
Marek Kopelent
Youri Kasparov
Olli Koskelin

Elia el Koussa

György Kurtag
Ivan Kurz
Bronius Kutavicius
Magnus Lindberg
Ivana Loudova
Martin Marek
Zbynek Mateju

Lukas Matousek

Vlastislav Matousek
Teizo Matsumura
Masataka Matsuo
Isao Matsushita
Rytis Mazulis
James McMillan
Ivo Medek
Tristan Murail
Michal Nejtek
Ichiro Nodaira
Roman Z. Novak
Michael Nyman
Alois Pinos
Hannu Pohjannoro
Petr Pokorny
Miroslav Pudlak

Michal Rataj
Steve Reich
Doina Rotaru
Jaroslav Rybar
Kaija Saariaho
Laszlo Sary
Giacinto Scelsi

Annette Schlünz

Benjamin Schweitzer
Zsolt Serei
Howard Skempton

Milan Slavicky 

Sylva Smejkalova
Miroslav Srnka
Miklos Sugar
Yutaka Takahashi
Jukka Tiensuu
Michael Torke
Erkki-Sven Tüür
Nomeda Valanciute

Zbynek Vostrak

Iannis Xenakis

Helmut Zapf
Pavel Zemek

Vit Zouhar

 

 

The MoEns ensemble (till 2001 Mondschein ensemble), established in 1995, was created by a group of Prague-based performers and composers to be a permanent platform for the professional performance of contemporary music via a stable musical body. The aim of the ensemble is to present detailed and specialised interpretation of new works and, by so doing, to encourage the creation of demanding works for the ensemble. The Basis of the MoEns ensemble's repertoire incorporates is music written by the younger generation of the Czech composers. This is complemented by contemporary music from abroad and also by selected "classics" of new music. In its projects the ensemble focuses on various personalities, schools or contemporary music culture of other countries (e.g. Kagel, Reich, New Complexity, Lithuania, Finland, Hungary, Japan). The ensemble commissions young composers every year, and during 10 years of its existence gave more than 50 premieres. The musicians of the ensemble also regularly make recordings of Czech contemporary music for the Czech Radio and CD companies. The ensemble has played in such contemporary music festivals as Fliesende Grenzen - Hamburg, the Prague Spring Festival, the Exposition of New Music - Brno, Melos Ethos - Bratislava, New Music Marathon - Prague, Roaring Hooves - Ulanbaatar, Forum neuer Musik - Koeln, Dartington Music Festival, Weimarer Fruhjahrstage für Zeitgenössische Musik, Klangspuren Schwaz, Trieste Prima, Contempuls - Prague.  

 


Members:

Kamil Dolezal - clarinet, artistic director
David Danel - violin
Milada Gajdová, Balázs Adorján - violoncello
Ivo Kopecký - trombón
Štěpán Uhlíř - kytara
Hanus Barton - piano
Miroslav Pudlak - conductor, keyboards

  


 

Discography:

 

The End of the 20th Century in Czech Music, Arta Records F10073-2 1996
Peter Graham - Der Erste, Arta Records F10091-2 1998
Miroslav Pudlak - A Winged Creature, Arta Records F10101-2 2000

Milan Slavicky – Komorní hudba, Studio Matous 1996 MK0051-2131 (Veni, Sancte Spiritus)

Petr Pokorny – Umlkani, Happy Music Production 1997 (Mondschein-Sextet)

Miroslav Istvan – Chamber Music, Matous, MK0029-2 131, 1996 (Mikrosvety meho mesta, Canzona)

Jaroslav Rybar – Chamber Music,  Matous, MK0050-2131, 1998 (Eight songs on poems by Ivan Wernisch)

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Quotes:

...The two ensembles (MoEns + Bohemia Saxophone Quartet) under conducting of Miroslav Pudlak appeared very homogenous and played technically faultlessly.
Tiroler Tageszeitung 2006

… It was something undefinably refreshing, as those seven musicians showed unussual enthusiasm. Robert Nemecek – Kammermusik aus Ost und West – Ensemble – Düsseldorf 2004

…MoEns belongs to important elements of Czech contemporary musical scene. Like our Ensemble Modern or Ensemble Recherche it si formed by fist class musicians who are very familiar with problems of contemporary music and have experience with all sorts of compositions. Hanno Ehler - Musiktexte 101 –, Köln 2004

… Prague ensemble MoEns played with great intensity (…) and in Barton's Oasis and Pudlák's Aria presented pieces hardly classifiable into any historical time. The pieces by Barton and Pudlak, as well as those by their colleagues Graham, Nejtek and Ivanovic very effectively used repetitive patterns, tonal centres, statical timbre blocs, reminiscences to avant-guard and more. After all - a realistic experience of today's life. Neue Musikzeitschrift 4/2004 – Georg Beck: Neue Musik auf dem west-ostlichen Diwan

The top event of the whole festival was the performance of Mondschein Ensemble conducted by Miroslav Pudlak. (Hospodarske noviny, May 23, 2002)

Good quality performance and interesting repertoire. (Hudobny zivot, 12/2001, Bratislava)

Ensemble Mondschein, which has been active for three years and which builds its position on the fringe of post-modern style, played on stage at the Prague Spring Festival concert in an excellent shape. (...) The presentation of contemporary music in this way was the best possible choice. (MF Dnes, May 23, 1998).

The credo of Mondschein is to be a service to the contemporary music by a learned approach and the most precise interpretation. The artistic leader of the group, Mr. Kamil Dolezal, our best contemporary music clarinettist, seems to be is the right person to accomplish such a mission, as he is able to enrapture other musicians with his enthusiasm and thoroughness. (MF Dnes, March 5, 1997).


 


Selected Concerts:
 

November 24, 2011
Galerie HAMU
program:  
Miroslav Pudlák: Happy Ending
Ivan Buffa: Perpetum nobile
Hanuš Bartoň: Marcia funebre
Martin Marek: Hoppla, wir leben!
Vladimír Bokes: Comment on Departures

May 26, 2011
Prague Spring Festival 
Graphical scores of Milana Grygar

October 26, 2010
Galerie AMU, Prague 
program:
Roman Pallas - Just a Day
Petr Parizek - Vlajesto
Jan Trojan - Krajiny, kde deti jeste vlakum mavaji
Petr Cigler - Ghosts of Prague
Michal Rataj - Ethersoundescape

December 7,  2009

Italian Cultural Institute, Prague

program:  

Enrico Correggia - The Bay of Dream

Leonardo Polato - Vis in Evidence

Paolo Longo - Etchings III

Fabián Pérez Tedesco - Synapsis VII - Passacaglia interrotta

Ricardo Piacentini - Swith

Giampaolo Coral - Raps VII

 

November 26, 2009

Roxy NoD, Prague

program:  

Martin Marek - Jachymova nocni mura

Hanuš Bartoň - Romanza industriale

Slavomír Hořínka - Rozpustile kapky vecnosti

Kamil Doležal - Machautovske variace

Miroslav Pudlak - Kral Majales

 

 

November 7, 2009

Festival Trieste prima, Italy

Teatro Verdi

program:

Miroslav Pudlak - Vertical Life 
R.Z. Novak - Hot Water Music
Vit Zouhar - M, TRASA M
Jiri Kaderabek - Basic Prague
Hanus Barton - Periferni videni
Michal Nejtek - a beautiful noise
 

December 8, 2008  

Národní galerie, Prague 

Program:

J. Kadeřábek, L. Mrkvička, L. Matoušek, M. Marek, O. Štochl

 

November 12, 2008

Národní galerie, Prague

Milan Grygar, Anestis Logothetis - Graphical Scores 

 

November 5, 2008

Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum MG Brno 

program:

Milan Grygar, Anestis Logothetis - Grafické partitury

 

November 18, 2007, Roxy NoD, Prague

November 20, 2007, Umeleckoprumyslove muzeum MG Brno

"Sounding City"

Premieres of new Czech composition for instrumental ensemble and soundtrack

Miroslav Pudlak: Vertical Life
R.Z. Novak: Hot Water Music
Vít Zouhar: M, TRASA M
Jirí Kaderabek: Basic Prague
Hanus Barton: Peripheral Sight
Michal Nejtek: a beautiful noise
 

October 15, 2007

Ceske muzeum hudby, Praha

program:

Morton Feldman:

Three clarinets cello and piano

Bass clarinet and percussion

Clarinet and String Quartet

 

November 23, 2006

Klaster sv. Anezky, Prague

Hanus Barton: Ohne Regeln
Marek Kopelent: "-------- ---- -- - 8421
Miroslav Pudlák: Babel Daces
Martin Hybler: Oligarch Globalisateur

Pavel Zemek: Prophecy of Isiah

September 23, 2006
Klangspuren Festival, ORF Tirol Kulturhaus, Insbruck, Austria
(MoEns + Bohemia Saxophone Quartet)
Hanus Barton: Ohne Regeln
Marek Kopelent: "-------- ---- -- - 8421
Miroslav Pudlák: Babel Daces
Martin Hybler: Oligarch Globalisateur

June 2, 2006
Rheinsberger Pfingstwerkstatt 2006, Kavalierhaus der
Schlossanlage, Rheinsberg, Germany
Annette Schlünz: Weiter.
Marek Kopelent: Furiant
Michael Hirsch: Trio I
Hanus Barton: Passing of Time
Juliane Klein: Aus der Wand die Rinne
Miroslav Pudlák: OM-Age

April 28, 2006

Goethe Institut, Prague 

Helmut Zapf: Fragments
Hanuš Barton: Ostinato mentecatto
Benjamin Schweitzer: Malbork I
Miroslav Pudlak: Another World
Slavomír Horinka: Chairé
Elia Koussa: Danse meditative

April 22, 2006, 18.30

7. Weimarer Fruhjahrstage für Zeitgenössische Musik, Weimar, Germany

Helmut Zapf: Fragments
Hanuš Bartoň: Ostinato mentecatto
Benjamin Schweitzer: Malbork I
Miroslav Pudlák: Another World
Slavomír Hořínka: Chairé
Elia Koussa: Danse meditative
 

January 12, 2006

Maurreen Forrester Hall, Waterloo, Canada
January 14, 2006

Music Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Slavomir Horinka: Chaire
Miroslav Pudlak: Another World
Marek Kopelent: Furiant
Michal Nejtek: Descent to the Depth of Silence
Hanus Barton: In D
Martin Marek: Salvatagio

Peter Graham: Get Out of Whatever Cage

 

February 23, 2005

JAMU Hall, Brno
Michal Nejtek: Für Elsa Zylberstein
Holós Maté: Notturno
Hanus Barton: In D
Sary Laszlo: Image
Durko Peter: Vodní hladina
Sugar Miklos: Reminiscence
Pudlák: Aria
 

December 8, 2004
Hungarian new music

Kostel sv. Vavrince, Hellichova 18, Praha 1
Kurtag György: 8 duets for violin and cymbalom
Holos Mate: Notturno
Durko Peter: Surface of the Water
Sáry László: Image
Horváth Balázs: and even the Ice is Breaking up around You
Serei Zsolt: Rege
Kurtág György: Tre pezzi, Tre altri pezzi
Sugár Miklós: Reminiscences

August 25, 2004
Dartington International Summer School & Festival 2004
Milan Slavický: Invocation IV
Milan Slavický: Invocation I (viola solo - 9 min.)
Pavel Novák - Zemek: Quartet
Hanuš Bartoň: Trio
Miroslav Pudlák: Aria

August 23, 2004
Dartington International Summer School & Festival 2004, Dartington Hall
Peter Graham: Quintet
Jan Klusák: Jupiter - duo
Martin Marek: Trachys 02
Michal Nejtek: Für Elsa Zylberstein I
Pavel Novák - Zemek: Seven Last Words
Miroslav Pudlák: Encore
Hanuš Bartoň: Oasis

March 14, 2004

Deutschlandfunk, Köln,
Marko Ivanovic: Madman's Morning Suite
Michal Nejtek: Für Elsa Zylberstein
Martin Marek: Trachys 02
Miroslav Pudlak: Aria
Hanus Barton: Oasis
Jan Klusak: Jupiter
Peter Graham: Moens

December 1, 2003, JAMU, Brno,
December 2, 2003, Martinu Hall, AMU, Praha
Japanese Music
Masataka Matsuo: Distraction
Kohei Fujita: Ways of the Wind
Joshihiro Kanno: Reflecting Sphere
Ichiro Nodaira: Strofa
Isao Matsushita: Quartet for the Glory of Vice
Yutaka Takahashi: Sextet Garuda
Teizo Matsumura: Jon-Rei I, II

November 5, 2003 Galerie, AMU, Praha 1
Swiss composers
Christoph Delz: Klavierquartett
Michael Jarrell: Assonance
Paul Glass: Cinque pezzi
Jean-Jacques Dünki: Kammerstück IV
Klaus Huber: Ein Hauch von Unzeit III

October 8, 2003, Galerie, AMU, Praha
Hanus Barton - Paralel Spaces II (multimedia composition)
Martin Marek - Trachys 02
Roman Novák - South of no North
Miroslav Pudlák - Encore
Ivan Kurz - A Breton Song

November 27, 2002, kostel Sv. Vavrince, Praha 1
East-European Composers

Jurij Kasparov - Krajina ubihajici v nekonecno
Erkki-Sven Tüür - Architectonics II pro klarinet, violoncello a klavír
Rytis Mazulis - Canon mensurabilis
Nomeda Valanciute - Fragment z nemocničního parku
Bronius Kutavicius - Erotics
Henryk Mikołaj Gorecki - Musiquette IV "Trombone Concerto" op. 28

October 30, 2002, kostel sv. Vavrince, Praha 1
Jan Kapr - Concertino
Pavel Zemek - Parafraze (na parafrazi) na Rigoletta
Martin Marek - Alban Atrhuan
Marko Ivanovic - Silencova ranni suita
Miroslav Srnka - Surprises in the Dark

May 19, 2002, Vankovka Factory, Exposition of New Music, Brno
Louis Andriessen - De Staat
Peter Graham - Subida


May 18, 2002,Tham Hall, Prague Spring Festival
Louis Andriessen - De Staat
Peter Graham - Subida
John Cage - Seven


November 26, 2001, Simon & Juda Church, Praha
Finnish Music

Hannu Pohjannoro - paluu
Jukka Tiensuu - Beat
Olli Koskelin - Uurre
Kaija Saariaho - New Gates
Kaija Saariaho - Lichtbogen

October 15, 2001, Simon & Juda Church, Praha
Miroslav Pudlak - Small Pleasures
Pavel Zemek - Quartet on Memory of Jan Palach
Hanus Barton - Trio
Martin Marek - Cosciette di roncole alla Luigi Galvani
Michal Rataj - O tom po tom
Peter Graham -Last Evening of the Poet Si-Khang

November 25, 2000, Archa Theatre, Praha
Ensemble Mondschein, Dama-Dama Percussion Group and soloists
Steve Reich
Vermont Counerpoint
New York Counterpoint
Violin Phase
Electric Counterpoint
Tehillim

November 1, 2000, Sal Janackovy konzervatore, Ostrava
Mauricio Kagel - Variationen für gemischtes Quartett
Lukas Matousek - Schatten und Widerscheine
Miroslav Pudlak - OM-Age
Hanus Barton - Mijeni casu
Mauricio Kagel - Phantasiestück

October 30, 2000, Galerie, AMU, Praha
György Kurtag  
György Kurtag - Un brin du bruyere a Witold for piano
Hanus Barton - Kasace in D
György Kurtag - Hry (Games)
Lukas Matousek - Schatten und Widerscheine
György Kurtag - Hry (Games)
Marek Kopelent - Capriccio
György Kurtag - Hry (Games)
Miroslav Pudlak - Tvar noci
György Kurtag - Hry (Games)
György Kurtag - Un brin du bruyere a Witold for cymbalom

October 10, 2000, Galerie AMU, Praha
Mauricio Kagel
Blu's Blue
Aus dem Nachlass
Variationen
Klangwölfe
Phantasiestück

November 20, 1999, Archa Theatre, New Music Marathon - Prague
Miroslav Pudlak    
I Am Flying...
The Last Word
Sextet
OM-Age
Astarot

October 29, 1999, Galerie AMU, Praha
Ivo Medek - Zvetsenina devate podoby (premiere)
Miroslav Pudlak - Nokturno (premiere)
Peter Graham - Il sogno (premiere)
Josef Adamik - Ritorno (premiere)
Vlastislav Matousek - Koan
Hanus Barton - Passing of Time

October 7, 1999, Galerie AMU, Praha
"New Compexity - New Simplicity"

Michael Finnissy - Banumbirr
Michael Nyman - String Quartet No. 3
Brian Ferneyhough - Flurries
Howard Skempton - Gemini Dances
Brian Ferneyhough - Mort Subite
Gavin Bryars - Allegrasco

December 13, 1998, kostel sv. Vavrince, Praha 1 
Miroslav Pudlak - OM-Age
Peter Graham - Trio
Hanus Barton - Pantum
Michael Torke - The Yellow Pages
Henryk Mikołai Gorecki - Recitatives and Ariosos - Lerchenmusik, op.53

May 20, 1998, Prague Spring Festival
James Mc Millan - Three Dawn Rituals
Tristan Murail - Treize couleurs du soleil couchant
Miroslav Pudlak - Sextet
Peter Graham - MoEns
Hanus Barton - Pantum