Philokalia of Today: Hesychia – Sound of Silence

2 October 2023, 6pm, Gothic tower, HAMU, Prague Archaion Kallos Philokalia of Today: Hesychia – Sound of Silence Tomáš Pálka, Michaela Pálka Plachká: sound performance and interactive sound installation (world premiere) Jana Krejčí – clarinet

Play of Light and Darkness: New pieces by Tomáš Pálka, Jiří Lukeš, and Michaela Pálka Plachká

22 October 2022, 7pm, Dietrichstein tomb, Mikulov Silberbauer’s Musical Podyjí: Play of Light and Darkness Tomáš Pálka: Human Consciousness and Secret of Death (world premiere) Jiří Lukeš: Postscriptum (world premiere) Michaela Pálka Plachká: Metamorphosis: Laurel Tree world premiere) Kateřina Málková – organ, Petr Hojač – trumpet, Josef Škarka – bass, Iva Kružíková – mezzosoprano, Jan Razima … Read more

20×3. Twenty miniatures for the BERG Orchestra’s twentieth birthday

20×3 Twenty life stories in miniatures by twenty composers – a project for the BERG Orchestra’s 20th birthday Available on YouTube and Czech Radio Vltava František Chaloupka: Reflexio (2020) Marek Keprt: vodnoSvětí (2019) Jan Ryant Dřízal: Marche nuptiale (2018) Jan Trojan: Just a Little Note to the Year (2017) Martin Klusák: In B (2016) Tomáš Pálka: Trans-Berg (2015) … Read more

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

Tomáš Pálka: Landscape: HypnoticPulsation (world premiere)

A part of the concert called “garden” held by the Konvergence composers’ association on October 31 at the already traditional venue of the church of st. Lawrence in the Lesser Town, Prague, was a world premiere of Landscape: HypnoticPulsation, a piece by composer one of Konvergence’s co-founders Tomáš Pálka. It was performed by Kalabis Quintet, a young successful ensemble composed … Read more

Tomáš Pálka and Michaela Pálka Plachká. Premieres at the Konvergence concert

Held on June 15 in the traditional venue of St Lawrence Church in Prague, the last pre-summer concert of the Konvergence composers’ association was one of a very intimate atmosphere. The chief performers were Simon and Felix Nagl brothers (cello, piano), whom the evening’s dramaturges and founding Konvergence members Tomáš Pálka and Michaela Pálka Plachká, met in … Read more

Michal Rataj: Running for Breath (world premiere)

Held on 6th December at the Saint Lawrence Church, Prague, this year’s last concert of the composers’ association Konvergence was focused exclusively on Czech contemporary music. Six pieces on the program involved Michal Rataj’s Running For Breath. This piano solo composition was written already in 2013 but it was not until now that it received its world … Read more