Ostrava Days 2017 (August 14 – September 2, 2017) is a working environment with a focus, among others, on compositions for orchestra. There are three resident orchestras: the 85-piece Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, the 80-piece Ostrava New Orchestra (ONO) and the 35-piece Ostravská banda. Additionally, there are resident ensembles (e.g. Momenta String Quartet), Canticum Ostrava choir, and many soloists. The Ostrava Days Institute is linked with the Ostrava Days Festival, which includes compositions by students and lectors as well as composers like Petr Bakla, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Hans Werner Henze, Rudolf Komorous, Klaus Lang, Alex Mincek, Alfred Schnittke, Bent Sørensen, Galina Ustvolskaya, Iannis Xenakis, among others. OD Institute accepts up to 35 resident-students to ensure one-on-one interactions among all participants. The working language is English. Resident-students will be chosen through a review of no more than three scores and audio samples. Housing will be provided in the centrally located Kampus Palace (new student residence with limited single room availability) in the immediate proximity of the Janáček Conservatory and the Triple Hall Karolina (the main venues).
Lectors: Muhal Richard Abrams (New York), Richard Ayres (Amsterdam), Christopher Butterfield (Victoria), Petr Kotík (Ostrava / New York), Bernhard Lang (Wien), George Lewis (New York), Roscoe Mitchell (New York), Olga Neuwirth (Wien / Berlin), Pavel Zemek Novák (Brno), Frederic Rzewski (Brussels), Salvatore Sciarrino (Milano), Kate Soper (New York), Miroslav Srnka (Prague), Jennifer Walshe (Dublin)
Participants: ONO (Ostrava New Orchestra), Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostravská banda, Canticum Ostrava & Jurij Galatenko, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Momenta Quartet
Conductors: Johannes Kalitzke (Wien), Rolf Gupta (Oslo), Petr Kotík (Ostrava/New York), Joseph Trafton (Mannheim), Ondřej Vrabec (Prague), Carl Bettendorf (New York/Hamburg)
For more detailed information please visit http://www.newmusicostrava.cz