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In 2015 ISCM Slovak section engaged in numerous activities centred mostly around its music educational projects, and others as well. Hereby we give a short chronological overview:
Thanks to the generous and fruitful collaboration with the Croatian ISCM section and their partners (Music Academy Zagreb and others) the student ensemble VENI ACADEMY, an educational project run by ISCM Slovak section, received the invitation to become ensemble-in-residence at the 2015 Music Biennale Zagreb. The residency included a week-long stay of Daniel Matej, artistic leader of VENI ACADEMY, in Zagreb, during which time he worked intensely with students from Croatia’s music schools (organized in groups such as HR Projekt and Grupa za novu glazbu Elly Bašić), giving lectures and leading workshops, and a several days residency of VENI ACADEMY, where the different groups joined forces and produced 5 concerts at different venues in Zagreb (also open public open spaces (such as the Flower square). Compositions by Slovak composers (Marián Lejava, Milan Adamčiak, Daniel Matej etc.), Croatian composers (premiere by Ivan Končić) and renowned foreign composers (La Monte Young, Terry Riley etc.) were presented.
For May 2015 the oldest contemporary music ensemble in Slovakia, VENI ensemble, received an invitation to perform a concert within the series of contemporary music concert series called ArtTRIUM in Hungarian Radio in Budapest. It was also broadcast live on Bartók Rádió channel. At the concert VENI ensemble performed together with THReNSeMBle, a Hungarian contemporary music ensemble led by Balázs Horváth. Works by Slovak composers (Ladislav Kupkovič, Daniel Matej – premiere, Martin Burlas), Hungarian composers (Sándor László, Balogh Máté Gergely – premiere) and other composers (Ivo Nilsson, Pedro Rebelo, Christopher Fox) were performed at a very successful concert.
On June 6, 2015, ISCM Slovak section held its annual members’ meeting where projects in 2014 and the ones already organized in 2015 were overviewed and a modality of cooperation on a joint Call for works with Music Centre Slovakia (ISCM Associate member) for the 2016 ISCM festival in South Korea was proposed. The joint jury had 2 representatives from each ISCM member.
In 2015 ISCM Slovak section paid its ISCM membership fee with only a slight delay.
In July 2015 ISCM Slovakia together with K13 – Košice cultural centres and ISCM sections from Estonia and Hungary organized a hugely successful summer music academy with a notable guest – the composer and performer Elliott Sharp (USA). Student participants came from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Sweden and Brazil (studying in the Czech Republic). The academy activities included Creative mornings, workshops of ensemble and chamber music, lectures and discussions about different aspects of contemporary music, including a portrait session with Elliott Sharp. Sharp was commissioned by VENI ACADEMY to write a piece for the ensemble, which became “Palimpsest”. He worked with the students guiding them through the learning process of his pieces, performed together with them at the final concert and also had a solo appearance. As a bonus activity the ensemble was able to record the music for which we are currently trying to secure a publisher. The academy with Elliott Sharp (called “Sharp Matters”) was supported by ISCM member support fund.
In October 2015 delegates from the Slovak section were able to take part at the ISCM World Music Days and General Assembly in Ljubljana. At the festival the piece by Ivan Buffa “Rebirth” was performed by ensemble Neofonía.
In summer 2015 we organized, together with Music Centre Slovakia, a joined Call for works for the 2016 ISCM festival in Tongyeong. These selected pieces:
by ISCM Slovak section:
Želislava Sojak Subotić: Blue fairy tales
Iris Szeghy: Gratia gratiam parit
Juraj Vajó: San Michele – Chajim
Viera Janárčeková: Floating coexistence
Jozef Podprocký: Fantázia II na sekvenciu "Victimae paschali"
Adrián Demoč: Zvonky pre Palka
by Music Centre Slovakia:
Ľubica Čekovská: Palingenia
Anton Steinecker: Kaddish
Matej Sloboda: Bagately pre sláčikové kvarteto
Petra Bachratá: Vozes de aço pre flautu solo
Miroslav Tóth: Britva pre sólové husle
Jana Kmiťová: Hra s tónmi
In October the international project VENI ACADEMY 4x4 started. It connected the four Visegrad countries, where hands-on VA seminar were held (in Brno, Wroclaw and Budapest) in collaboration with local professionals. Also an international Call for scores was announced, with deadline in January 2016. This initial stage of the project had several following activities, which took place early 2016.
In November 2015 VENI ACADEMY played a concert in Nitra Gallery where they performed pieces by Milan Adamčiak, Zygmunt Krauze, Gavin Bryars, Daniel Matej etc. We also participated at the ARS NOVA festival in Košice (a follow up project after ISCM New Music Days). Among others the rather popular children’s concerts “Portraits” (part of our project New Music for Kids) was held in Kasárne/Kulturpark, Košice, but also in other place in Slovakia.