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How much is the ticket? CZK 200 | tickets can be purchased for each concert individually. Festival tickets for all three concerts are available at a reduced price for CZK 450
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Programme is a part of the Prague Contemporary Music Festival Contempuls 11.
Multifunctional hall DOX+
Poupětova 3, Praha 7
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In 2021, the Contempuls Festival opens its second decade with EDITION NO. 11. Returning to the popular, intensive, and focused form of the mini-marathon, three concerts will be presented in a single evening, an integral part of which will be the world premiere of a new work commissioned by the festival.
The German Signum Quartett is one of the most dynamic string quartets working today. They are equally at home in classical repertoire and in the most demanding contemporary music, in traditional concert halls and at specialised festival. They work with composers including Wolfgang Rihm, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Jörg Widmann, or Thomas Adès. Kevin Volans, an Irish composer born in South Africa, who was a guest of the Contempuls festival in 2021, wrote his String Quartet no. 12 for Signum. This enigmatic thirty-five-minute piece attests to the creative journey of this student of Karlheinz Stockhausen influenced by traditional African music and the musical ideas of Morton Feldman. At the end of the concert, the Signum Quartett will be joined by fama Q for a joint performance of Volans’s Zen-like String Quartet no. 6, based on the alternation of a few simple chords between the two ensembles.