Tag: Jan Dušek

The Barbers of … Nuberg

Just as a hairdresser plays with your hair to create a stunning new style, so composers play with ideas to create something new. And again this year the Berg Orchestra is preparing a kind of Composer’s Fashion Week, strutting out the new, original compositions of seven young composers, all performed this past season by The Berg. And the public gets to vote for its favorite. The annual event is known…

Silent Film Returns in Cine-gogue

Classic Silent Film Returns to the ‘Cine-gogue’ Composer Jan Dušek Premieres New Score for Film Series Fans of classic silent films, the Berg Orchestra, composer Jan Dušek, or an entertaining evening — rejoice. A world premiere film score by Mr Dušek, performed by The Berg, to accompany the 1923 silent film East and West, awaits you Monday and Tuesday evening (Oct 15-16) at the Spanish Synagogue. According to the film’s…

Tuesday, February 28, 2012: The Winners Are …

And the Winners Are … The votes are in and tallied, and the winner is … new music! The contest for the Berg Orchestra’s annual NuBerg Award for new music is growing in popularity, garnering an 80% increase in votes over last year, according to Eva Kesslová, spokesperson for the Orchestra. The winning compositions in this, the fifth year, are Blue – Innocent and Fragile by Ondřej Štochl, and music…

Wednesday, January 18,2011: Never Too Young

NuBerg: You’re Never Too Young You’re never too young to start enjoying music. Most people would agree with that. But add “to start enjoying original, contemporary music” and people begin to squirm. The Berg Orchestra is changing that, with their annual NuBerg Award recognizing local, original, contemporary music compositions commissioned by the orchestra. And we, the public – regular people – get to vote for the winner, now through Feb…

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011:Prehistoric Tracks

‘Prehistoric Tracks’: Movie Music Before CDs “Not many original film scores are being produced in the Czech Republic these days. Directors usually come with the CD of their favorite tunes,” points out Jan Dušek. This year the young composer was commissioned by the Berg orchestra to dress the-101-year-old short film by D W Griffith, A Child of the Ghetto, in a new mantel. The short film serves up a little…

Wednesday, October 5,2011:Cinegogue

Cinegogue in the Synagogue No, cinegogue is not the new codified spelling of the holy place of Jewish worship. Once you look more closely at this odd homophone/word, it will all start to make sense. Cine stands for cinema, and gogue is what’s left of the original word. The last element which brings it together is the Berg Orchestra. By now you must have already guessed that cinegogue is a…