Contempuls Night: Yarn/Wire (USA)

18 Nov 2018, 8:30 PM

Over the 15 years since their formation, Yarn/Wire, made up of two keyboardists and two percussionists, have been an integral part of the New York contemporary music scene. The ensemble, renowned for their exceptionally precise and energetic performances, have collaborated with the most exciting composers in the USA and Europe, and also pursued adventurous musical projects. Within their concert in Prague, they will present two seminal pieces of their repertoire – a fragment of the loose cycle Images of Duration, by the 44-year-old American composer Alex Mincek, and the “playfully brutal” Feld, a piece written for the quartet by Enno Poppe, one of the most sought-after contemporary German composers. The festival programme will also feature the world premiere of the opus Pěsti (Fists), create specially for Contempuls by Šimon Voseček, whose music has enjoyed ever increasing acclaim in Austria, were he currently lives, while the Czech audience have only been discovering it recently.

Alex Mincek: Images of Duration
Šimon Voseček: Pěsti, world premiere, commissioned by Contempuls
Enno Poppe: Feld
The Contempuls festival focuses on the latest global trends in contemporary classical music. Its ninth edition is the Contempuls Night, made up of two concerts. Within a single evening, the audience will have the opportunity to hear the Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and the New York - based Yarn/Wire, an ensemble of two keyboard players and two percussionists. Contempuls has traditionally presented new works by Czech composers, specially created to commission for the festival. This year, it will feature premieres of pieces by the world-renowned music creators Miroslav Srnka and Šimon Voseček.

We cordially invite you to the double concert, which will take place at the multifunctional DOX+ hall at the DOX Centre of Contemporary Arts, this year’s festival partner.

basic admission 300 CZK
students, seniors 200 CZK 
price for two concerts Mahan Esfahani and Yarn/Wire 500 CZK

In cooperation with DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. 

Supported by: Ministry of Culture Czech republic, Prague City hall