Tag: Slavomír Hořínka

The Devil is in the Dissonance

‘The devil is in the details’ is the idiom warning that the small details can make something difficult or challenging. And it applies to two memorable Prague Spring concerts with elements of musical dissonance. A historical landmark that has stood for over 700 years, St Agnes’ Cloister was built by a devout Bohemian princess. The building’s tripart windows and sconces stand as a testament to the Father, Son, and Holy…

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…

Wednesday, May 16, 2012: Around the Table

Around the Table: An Informal Chat with the Audience “This was very interesting. I enjoyed the ‘wing,’” says Lenka. She’s an audience member speaking about the Marianum concert performed by The Berg Orchestra at the St Salvator church May 9. The concert presented two world premiere compositions by Slavomír Hořínka and a Stabat Mater by Arvo Pärt, under a massive paper sculpture shaped like a kind of wing, by artist…

Monday, May 7, 2012: ‘Wrap Music’

‘Wrap Music’ through a Church Attic You’re trying to run up a steep, narrow wooden staircase with no handrails. The stairs twist and turn, doubling back on themselves as you clamber up, higher and higher. At some 40 metres above the ground you reach the top. You walk a narrow wooden plank over dusty, plaster dunes which help form the vaulted ceiling below. You reach up and put your hand…