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Concert / Screening / Discussion: INFLUENCES & INITIATIVES / New York – Ostrava

The Orchestra of The S.E.M. Ensemble performs music by Brown, Lucier, Heflin, Wolff, Vítková, and Kotík, plus screening and discussion with guests about Ostrava Days and its influence on American music.

May 2019 will mark 20 years since Ostrava Days was conceived. The first biennial Ostrava Days institute and festival took place in 2001. Since then, 69 young and emerging American composers have come to Ostrava – to name a few: Alex Mincek, Noni Epstein, Sam Hilmer, Kate Soper, James Ilgenfritz, Matthew Welch and Carolyn Chen. At Ostrava, these emerging composers worked and collaborated with such established composers as George Lewis, Bernhard Lang, Kaija Saeriaho, Rebeca Saunders, Roscoe Mitchell, Miroslav Srnka, Louis Andriessen, Philip Glass, Martin Smolka, Jennifer Walshe, Marc Sabat, Muhal Richard Abrams, Carola Bauckholt, etc. (besides the almost yearly participation of Wolff, Lucier and Kotik).

For further information:

Marie Tomanova / tomanova@czechcenter.com / 646.422.3395

CZECH CENTER NEW YORK, 321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021 
Subway: Q to 72nd Street, 6 to 68 Street/Hunter College

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