EFFECT 5

Petr Bakla + Joseph Kubera + Momenta Quartet


BIOS

 

Petr Bakla is a composer born and based in Prague. He is devoted to the creation of notated music for acoustic instruments, from solo to orchestra. In his compositions, he is interested in constructing situations and structural contexts in which puristic musical elements can acquire an unusual expressiveness and energy. A frequent feature of Bakla's music is the simultaneous course of two or more sound layers whose interaction produces a characteristic tension.

Petr Bakla is a composer born and based in Prague. He is devoted to the creation of notated music for acoustic instruments, from solo to orchestra. In his compositions, he is interested in constructing situations and structural contexts in which puristic musical elements can acquire an unusual expressiveness and energy. A frequent feature of Bakla's music is the simultaneous course of two or more sound layers whose interaction produces a characteristic tension.

Pianist Joseph Kubera is a core member of the S.E.M. Ensemble and Ostravska Banda and has been a leading interpreter of contemporary music for the past three decades. Recent activities include performances at New York’s Tectonics Festival, Cage 100th birthday celebrations in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, and a TV production for Swiss RSI Television.  He has been a soloist at major European festivals and has worked closely with Morton Feldman, La Monte Young, Robert Ashley, and other composers. Among those who have written works for him are Michael Byron, Alvin Lucier and Elliott Sharp. A longtime Cage advocate, he has made definitive recordings of major Cage works, and toured widely with the Cunningham Dance Company at Cage's invitation. Mr. Kubera has been awarded grants through the US National Endowment for the Arts and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. 

Pianist Joseph Kubera is a core member of the S.E.M. Ensemble and Ostravska Banda and has been a leading interpreter of contemporary music for the past three decades. Recent activities include performances at New York’s Tectonics Festival, Cage 100th birthday celebrations in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, and a TV production for Swiss RSI Television.  He has been a soloist at major European festivals and has worked closely with Morton Feldman, La Monte Young, Robert Ashley, and other composers. Among those who have written works for him are Michael Byron, Alvin Lucier and Elliott Sharp. A longtime Cage advocate, he has made definitive recordings of major Cage works, and toured widely with the Cunningham Dance Company at Cage's invitation. Mr. Kubera has been awarded grants through the US National Endowment for the Arts and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. 

Momenta Quartet (Emilie-Anne Gendron and Alex Shiozaki, Violins, Stephanie Griffin, Viola and Michael Haas, Cello) is a New York City-based string quartet that focuses on the performance of contemporary music. Founded in 2004, Momenta Quartet is today one of the most distinguished American string quartets, with concerts and residencies throughout the United States and Europe. Momenta has premiered over 100 works and collaborated with more than 120 composers.

Momenta Quartet (Emilie-Anne Gendron and Alex Shiozaki, Violins, Stephanie Griffin, Viola and Michael Haas, Cello) is a New York City-based string quartet that focuses on the performance of contemporary music. Founded in 2004, Momenta Quartet is today one of the most distinguished American string quartets, with concerts and residencies throughout the United States and Europe. Momenta has premiered over 100 works and collaborated with more than 120 composers.


SCHEDULE

April 25 7pm

WORLD PREMIERE:FIFTH PRAGUE-NEW YORK EFFECT

Bohemian National Hall

 

 

APRIL 26, 7PM

COMPOSER'S TALK BY PETR BAKLA

Bohemian Nation Hall

 

 

AUGUST 30, 6 PM

CZECH PREMIERE: FIFTH PRAGUE-NEW YORK EFFECT

Trojhali Karolina during the Ostrava Days Festival of new and experimental music

 

VIDEO


photos

Photos Apr 25

WORLD PREMIERE: PRAGUE-NEW YORK EFFECTS - THE 5TH EFFECT


MEDIA COVERAGE

 

Village Voice                                                       Český rozhlas Vltava, 26.4.2017,(39:52 minuta)

New York Classical Reviews

I Care if You Listen

The New York Times