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Oct 30, 2012 8:00 PM

Ostravská banda & Talujon Percussion

THE CONCERT IN ON TONIGHT - OCTOBER 31!!! Katalin Károlyi, Mezzo Soprano. Petr Kotik, Conductor. This event is a part of the "BEYOND CAGE – John Cage at 100 / Music at 2012" Festival.


John Cage

Imaginary Landscape No. 1 (1939) – Live Realization
First Construction (in Metal) (1939)
Inlets (1977)
Water Walk (1959)
Cartridge Music (1960)

Karlheinz Stockhausen  Kreutzspiel (1951) (Talujon Percussion with Ostravská banda)
James Tenney                   Three Pieces for Drum Quartet (1974)
Salvatore Sciarrino          Infinito nero (1998) FIRST U.S. STAGED VERSION
                                               “One act Ecstasy” chamber opera

Admission: $20 / $15 Festival Pass, Students, ISSUE Project Room Members 

Ostravská banda gives the first U.S. staged production of Salvatore Sciarrino’s chamber opera Infinito nero, a “One act Ecstasy” on text by Marie Maddalena de’Pazzi (ca. 1600). The soloist is the acclaimed Budapest-based mezzo soprano Katalin Károlyi, whose repertoire encompasses Baroque operas directed by William Christie and collaborations with composers such as Ligeti and Kurtág. Talujon Percussion, veteran performers of Cage’s music, will perform a broad range of his percussion pieces from 1939 to 1977, a rarely heard work by James Tenney, as well as Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Kreuzspiel in a joint effort with Ostravská banda.

In conjunction with the centennial of John Cage’s birth, artistic director Petr Kotik and S.E.M. Ensemble, Inc present “BEYOND CAGE – John Cage at 100 / Music at 2012”, a festival highlighting some of Cage’s most significant works and his legacy in the music of our time. In the mid-20th century, Cage created pieces that opened a new path to the composition, performance and perception of music. The festival’s nine program will span four generations from Cage and his close associates (Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff and Earle Brown) to young emerging composers, and will display the composer’s broad and lasting influence on today’s composition. BEYOND CAGE will feature longtime collaborators and interpreters, including Joseph Kubera, Christian Wolff, Petr Kotik, and Talujon Percussion Ensemble, among others. All the living composers will participate in the performance of their work.

“John Cage’s music is challenging to perform and impossible to imitate and his ideas have been part of the discourse not only among composers, but also among artists and intellectuals for more than sixty years,” Artistic Director Petr Kotik says. “The idea beyond the festival is to present Cage in the context of today’s music and to show that influence is not imitation.”


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Oct 30, 2012 8:00 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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