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Moderna: Karel Havlíček & Stro.my Ensemble
October 16, 2022, 19:00
The “Moderna” music series presents local composers in the field of modern classical music.
It presents artists who are looking for new directions in music with the longest tradition. Like the world’s big names Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hildur Guðnadóttir or Joep Beving, the local scene also offers some interesting names. Karel Havlicek, for example, is a prominent musician who will perform on Sunday 16 October in the hall of the Právnická fakulta UK in Prague with the Stro.my Ensemble under the direction of conductor Jiří Trtík.
Karel Havlíček is a composer and sound designer. At the end of 2020, he released the album Spoken. “It is the result of the deepest thoughts, emotions and stories that reflect my life and experiences from two completely different parts of the world,” says Karel Havlíček about the album, which he recorded for two years in studios in Prague and Los Angeles.
Modern classical or non-classical, as this genre is called, is strongly supported by strong ﬁlm moods, which are very close to Karel’s heart thanks to his work for fiction or documentary ﬁlms, as well as TV series and ﬁlm trailers (HBO Europe – Mammon, Therapy, ČT – Rabies or the ﬁlms Ghoul, Carpe Noctem, Lion Ark or the trailers for Reminiscence or The Batman).
Stro.my Ensemble was founded in 2021 with the idea of the premiere project Concert for the Forest. It was initiated by composer Jiří Trtík with the aim of creating a young, dynamic and international music ensemble that will interpret music by young composers and collaborate with international artists across artistic disciplines.