Days of Contemporary Music 2020 on Youtube

The Days of Contemporary Music festival whose 31rd year planned for November 2020 had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, made recordings of a part of the original programme and shared them on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_CSoaQmsosVrvNzOjA4FO2Cw0R8EFgH3 . The recorded pieces include several premieres:   Jan BERAN: Als welkten in den Himmeln ferne Gärten inspired by … Read more

Michal Rataj: Ars Acustica Choralis (world premiere)

1. July 2020, 8pm, church of St John the Baptist, Kroměříž Forfest Michal Rataj: Ars Acustica Choralis (world premiere) Jiří Hodina – vocals, Petr Kalfus – saxophone, bass clarinet, Michal Rataj – live electronics

Days of Contemporary Music: new pieces by Vilém Zelenka, Eduard Douša, Jiří Laburda and Zdeněk Šesták

25 November 2019, Gallery, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague Days of Contemporary Music Vilém Zelenka: Suite for flute, bass clarinet and piano (world premiere) Jana Bošková – flute, Věra Kestřánková – bass clarinet, Eva Doušová – piano   Eduard Douša: Sonata for violin and piano “Tempora mutantur?” (world premiere) Petr Maceček – violin, Eva Doušová – … Read more

Days of Contemporary Music: new pieces by Stanislav Jelínek, Vojtěch Mojžíš, Jan Fila and Jan Bernátek

5 November 2019, Church of St Clement, Prague Days of Contemporary Music Stanislav Jelínek: Sonata per harpsichord (world premiere) Ivana Bažantová – harpsichord   Vojtěch Mojžíš: Punctum saliens (world premiere) Diana Hladíková – soprano, Věra Kestřánková – bass clarinet   Jan Fila: Lumen gentium for solo organ (world premiere) Drahoslav Gric – organ   Jan … Read more

Jiří Lukeš: Music for Sirens

4 September 2019, Jan Deyl Conservatory, Prague Music for Sirens… micro-concerts with emergency siren test Staircase (world premiere) Concept / music: Jiří Lukeš Věra Kestřánková – bass clarinet, Štěpán Janoušek – trombone, Tomáš Mika – electric guitar

Šimon Voseček: Be My Superstar (world premiere)

14 August 2019, LOD Studio, Ghent, Belgium Šimon Voseček: Be My Superstar (world premiere of an interactive opera) Directed by: Alexandra Lacroix Libretto based on a play by Yann Verburgh H.S. – Tragédies Ordinaires: Aïda Gabriels, Alexandra Lacroix Cast: Astrid Stockman (soprano), Logan Lopez Gonzalez (countertenor) SPECTRA (Pieter Jansen – violin, Cédric De Bruycker – bass … Read more

Lukáš Sommer: Coffee with Ennio M. (world premiere)

8 June 2019, Foyer of Pasáž theatre, Třebíč Concentus Moraviae Lukáš Sommer: Coffee with Ennio M. (world premiere) Karel Košárek – piano, Petr Valášek – bass clarinet, Oleg Sokolov – vibraphone, Epoque Quartet (David Pokorný, Vladimír Klánský – violin, Vladimír Kroupa – viola, Vít Petrášek – violoncello)

Ian Mikyska: All Ending (world premiere)

The composers’ association Konvergence dedicated this year’s last concert to the youngest generation of Czech composers and composition students. It was held on 12 December, as usually in St. Lawrence Church in Lesser Town, Prague. The evening was closed with the world premiere of All Ending, a piece by composer, director, poet and translator Ian Mikyska (*1994), performed … Read more