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Jul 26, 2016 7:00 PM

Rooftop Ciné-Concerts series: THE MONSTER

Join us on Tuesdays at our Horror filled rooftop silent scream fest for underscored silent movies with live musicians that will send shivers down your spine! Come out of the shadows in your masks, capes and Dracula teeth to sip your Bloody Mary as the sun goes down.

Experience some heart stopping musicians from NYC and then take in one of the heart racing 1920’s Horror movies. “Horror” –The frightening personification of evil unleashed. We see our protagonists transformed by darkness and discovering the power of the mask.
Terror on the Terrace!

7PM Rooftop opens for welcome drink. Cocktails and snacks available
8PM Silent movie accompanied by live music upon sunset

Please note: in the event of rain, the screenings will be in the elegant Ballroom on the 4th floor.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $18 ($20 incl. fees)
Tickets at the door: $25
Czech Center Club members pre-booking: $15 (For booking details contact devilliers@czechcenter.com


Film: THE MONSTER ( 86min.)

Live Music:  Antonin Fajt & Matt Norman
Antonin Fajt and Matt Norman are a piano and percussion duet, bound by shared appreciation of jungle music, free jazz, and late impressionism. They perform new, original music as well as free improvisation. 

For this project, we are assembling a selection of wooden, glass, and metal objects, as well as electronic samples to create a collage of unusual sounds inspired by the film Monster. With these we intend to create a set of small compositions connected by improvisations.

Antonin Fajt:
Antonin Fajt is a Czech-born composer, pianist, and producer. He is the fortunate offspring of a legendary avant-garde duo Bittova & Fajt. Antonin graduated from Bard College in 2014 with BA in music-composition. During his studies he has written several chamber pieces (e.g. "Thyme" for string quartet, "Feral Spirits" for piano trio, clarinet, percussion and bass) and an orchestral piece, "Amian." As of late he's been exploring the possibilities of prepared piano and extended techniques. His current projects include: Window Quartet - a contemporary jazz ensemble, and no good 1's - a duet with drummer/composer Dean Sharp. Antonin has presented his music as a performer or composer at venues such as Le Poisson Rouge, Merkin Hall, The Morgan Library, and National Theater in Czech Republic.

Matt Norman bio:
Matt Norman is a drum set user, composer, and recording artist from Petaluma, CA. One of his major musical objectives is to “coordinate beautiful chromatic and jazz harmony with musical reactions to industry, expressed on percussive instruments.” He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Bard College, where he studied with professors John Esposito, Erica Lindsay, and Thurman Barker, and focused on composing and improvising with small ensembles. Norman loves brass instruments and has released several albums comprised mostly of songs that do not exceed one minute.


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Jul 26, 2016 7:00 PM


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