The Beauty of Today (S)

2017-2018 Season

S1 The Power of Words – Zdeněk Merta
Tue 10 October 2017, 7.30 pm
Experimental Space NoD / The Beauty of Today (S)

The producer, pianist, and composer Zdeněk Merta will talk about the importance of text for composers. How can you tell a good lyricist, and what inspires them?

Zdeněk Merta (vocals, piano), Kristýna Daňhelová (vocals), Lenka Říhová (piano), Quasi Trio

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S2 In the Rhythm of Jazz – Jiří Stivín
Tue 14 November 2017, 7.30 pm
Experimental Space NoD / The Beauty of Today (S)

The foremost Czech jazz musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer Jiří Stivín talks about the place of jazz and swing on today’s musical scene. Is this music represented among young musicians?

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S3 Music and Film – Martin Kubala
Tue 23 January 2018, 7.30 pm
Experimental Space NoD / The Beauty of Today (S)

An evening with Martin Kubala, director and cinematographer of many extraordinary documentaries about exceptional people from, above all, the world of music, film, theatre and dance. What’s the role of music in film? What is the key to choosing music for film?

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S4 Music and Poetry – Václav Kopta
Tue 16 March 2018, 7.30 pm
Experimental Space NoD / The Beauty of Today (S)

Václav Kopta is an actor and son of the foremost Czech lyricist, translator and theatre scriptwriter Pavel Kopta, author of many of Hana Hegerová’s song texts; his grandfather was the poet and translator Josef Kopta and this evening Václav will talk about the relationship between music and poetry and about his famous family, whose domain is the spoken and written word.

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S5 Music and Sound – Jan Trojan
Tue 3 April 2018, 7.30 pm
Experimental Space NoD / The Beauty of Today (S)

What is it like working with sound, where is the border between sound and tone? Jan Trojan, composer, sound designer and expert in the field of electro-acoustic music will tell us more.

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S6 Where Is Today’s Music Heading or Musical Hodge-Podge
Tue 19 June 2018, 7.30 pm
Experimental Space NoD / The Beauty of Today (S)

The cycle will conclude with novelties of 21st-century compositions. We shall focus on issues such as: how to get today’s music to the audience, are the media assisting in this – be it radio, television or modern technology, or is a live concert still the best place to experience it.

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