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Jan 12, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Mountains – Silence – Fragile

Mountains – Silence – Fragile, focuses on the interstices of sound in its most intricate forms. Performance by the KONVERGENCE at Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge,Massachusetts.

Michaela Plachka’s Mountains, Meadows, Cows, written in the Alpine countryside, forces one’s consciousness to tune itself to alternate ways of thinking. Tomáš Palka’s Simple Silence reacts to Palka’s visit of a prison camp, Stalag VIII-A, in Polish Görlitz, where composer Olivier Messiaen was imprisoned during World War II. Ondrej Stochl’s Notturno Fragile invokes the image of a capillary, “without which the important and fixed points of our lives wouldn’t be viable.” These ensemble pieces are interspersed with classics by Morton Feldman and Helmut Lachenmann, and by more recent pieces by Boston composers Chao-Jan Chang and Hubert Ho.


Hubert Ho: Injection Refraction
Michaela Plachka: Mountains, Meadows, Cows
Helmut Lachenmann: Dal niente
Tomas Palka: Simple Silence
Chao Jan Chang: from The Flying Eastman
Ondrej Stochl: Notturno Fragile
Morton Feldman: The viola in my life

Jiri Mraz – clarinet
Eva Hutyrova – piano
Ondrej Stochl – viola, artistic leader
Tomas Hanzlicek – guitar

Konvergence is a young Czech composers collective dedicated to advocating a confluence of poetics, opinions, visions; a convergence of resources, genres, styles, and collaboration amongst composers and performers. The collective focuses on both Czech and international composers of the younger generation, as well as introducing unknown works of composers of a more established generation of composers. Konvergence has performed at festivals such as Prague Spring and has been bringing new music of the highest caliber for more than 10 years.

The lilypad performance represents their first concert-length performance in the United States.



Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge,Massachusetts

Jan 12, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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