S.E.M. Ensemble & Ostravská banda
KONCERT - Zankel Hall v Carnegie Hall.
by Petr Kotik in 1970, The S.E.M. Ensemble is dedicated to
the performance and advancement of new music. It was expanded in 1992 as The
Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble,
becoming one of the foremost large-scale new music groups. The S.E.M.
Orchestra has toured Europe five times and appeared at Lincoln Center’s Alice
Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel
Hall, World Financial Center, Konzerthaus Berlin,
Prague Spring festival, and Oji Hall
in Tokyo. Over the past ten years,
the repertoire of S.E.M. has included compositions by Brown, Wolff,
Niblock, Somei Satoh, Roscoe Mitchell,
Henry Threadgill, and Muhal Richard
Abrams. S.E.M can be heard on Wergo,
Asphodel, and Dog w/a Bone labels.
Formed in 2005 by Petr Kotik as the resident chamber orchestra for the biennial Ostrava Days, Ostravská banda consists of young musicians from Europe and the U.S. whose primary interest is the performance of new music. Principal conductors are Petr Kotik (New York/Ostrava), Roland Kluttig (Berlin), Peter Rundel (Berlin) and Ondrej Vrabec (Prague). The repertoire include composers of the 20th century: John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman, Edgard Varèse, Luigi Nono and György Ligeti, among others, and contemporaries such as Louis Andriessen, Elliott Carter, Christian Wolff, Petr Kotik, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Martin Smolka, Miroslav Srnka and Petr Bakla, among many others. Apart from regular performances at Ostrava Days festivals, Ostravská banda performs and tours at such venues as the Paris Conservatoire, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Prague Spring Festival, Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Vredenburg in Utrecht, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and musicadhoy in Madrid, to name a few. The core instrumentation of 24 players can change according the requirements of each score.
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