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Apr 26, 2017 7:00 PM

COMPOSER'S TALK BY PETR BAKLA

THE PRAGUE-NEW YORK EFFECTS COMPOSER ON HIS COMPOSITIONS AND HIS NEW PIECE

 

 

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Petr Bakla discusses his compositions, which have been performed around the world by distinguished musicians, and his collaboration with the Ostrava Center for New Music. Listen to his music and engage in a discussion about his work.

(Bakla will also be conducting the world premiere of the piece created for the Prague-New York Effects program with the SEM Ensemble on April 25th at 7pm. More information on this event can be found here.)

Petr Bakla - Composer

Born in 1980 in Prague, Petr Bakla often employs basic pitch-based material (typically the chromatic and the whole-tone scales) in his compositions. He is interested in constructing situations and structural contexts in which these frugal musical elements can acquire a unique expressiveness and energy. A frequent feature of Bakla's work is a simultaneous course of two musical/sound layers which, although usually markedly differing in dynamics to allow for a sense of "figure and background", are not mutually subordinating - they are of equal importance, their "friction" creating specific tension and ambiguity.

Bakla's music has been performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Armenia, Ukraine and the United States (NYC, Boston, San Diego ao), in many cases commissioned and/or performed by distinguished musicians. Of special importance has been the collaboration with the Ostrava Center for New Music.

Additional information about the composer is available on his website here.

This event is also supported by Spyder Institute Praha.

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Please arrive at least five minutes prior to showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons at that time.
To RSVP for other events please visit www.czechcenter.com.

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Apr 26, 2017 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center


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