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At the Audio Art Festival in Kraków, playing accordion piece According to Guy by Phill Niblock. November 23, 2013
Good, I have Phill´s piece in my repertoire!
Phill Niblock with Lucie Vítková at https://www.ustream.tv/recorded/41040625, watch our perfomance from 0:53:30 – 1:15:30.
Proposal for an Alteration of the Score
Proposal for an Alteration of the Score is the newest release by Jolana Havelková (visual artist) and Lucie Vítková (composer). The work is an allusion to František Kmoch, a 19th century composer who lived in the Czech city of Kolín. Jolana has created new interpretations of Kmoch’s works and turned them into graphic scores. These were then played and recorded by Lucie (on accordion, piano, organ and voice) at different places, each somehow relating to Kmoch’s life. The result is a minimalistic and rivetting work, combining lost memories and flashbacks with Kolín’s contemporary sonic environment.
Teaser on Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/lucie-v-tkov/14-svornostenka
31st August 2013, New music festival Ostrava Days 2013, Dům Kultury Hall, Ostrava, CZ.
Lucie Vítková_MAsterpiece (ensemble, symphonic orchestra and choir ad libitum); conductor – J. Kalitzke, Temporary Ensemble, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, recorded for Czech radio Český Rozhlas Ostrava.
My third time at Ostrava Days residency. This biennale is always highlight of the year!
This time the organizers with Petr Kotík invited composers such as Philip Glass, Christian Wolff, Charlemagne Palestine, Peter Ablinger, Jon Gibson and Carola Bauckholt.
All photos by Martin Popelář.
During the rehearsal with Johannes Kalitzke.
MAsterpiece was played at the closing concert of the festival: https://www.newmusicostrava.cz/en/p-closing-concert-2013-126 and the ensemble was created of resident students of Ostrava Days. We got a very specific instrumentation together – Lucie vítková-harmonica, Máté Balogh-melodica, Ben Richter-accordion, Diale Mabitsela-el. guitar, Nissim Schaul-violin, Béatrice Laplante-english horn, James Ilgenfritz-double bass, Jack Callahan-drum set.
As a member of Ostravská Banda, I played the accordion in Peter Ablinger´s piece Three Places Ostrava – Cathedral of the Divine Saviour, City Market MM Centrum, Foyer of former Union Bank. The whole piece includes the transitions from place to place, when the audience is helping us to carry our music stands and instruments.
The improvisation ensemble led by Thomas Buckner, with guests Christian Wolff (piano) and Jon Gibson (saxophone). For this set I chose to play harmonica to be capable to move around and explore very specific environment of Coal Mine Michal.
Charlemagne Palestine instrumented his Schlingen Schlängen for Ostrava for piano, voices, accordion, double bass and organ. The half an hour piece finished the concert night with a huge sound in the hall covered in red light.
Here you can see the documentary film which shows the interviews with the composers of Ostrava Days 2013:
June 16th 2013, 2pm, Botanical Garden Brno
Lucie Vítková: instalace.avi (audio-visual interferences)
– sound installation commissioned by the festival for Botanical Graden in Brno
American premiere of my piece Accept for accordion and symphonic orchestra in New York at the Beyond Cage Festival!
Nov. 07, 2012, at 8:00 pm | Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava: Cage, Wolff, Vítková
Ball Room, Bohemian National Hall (321 East 73rd Street, NYC)
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
individuals, collective (2012) WORLD PREMIERE
Accept (2011) AMERICAN PREMIERE
103 (1991) NEW YORK PREMIERE
Many thanks and gratefulness to Pauline Oliveros, who lent me her TITANO accordion for my performance. Wow, what a great sound, very brilliant instrument!
the wulf. 1026 s. santa fe ave #203, Los Angeles ************************************************
Dec 1st 2012 8:00 p.m.
Music of Lucie Vítková
Soft Songs, Brass Trio, Reflections, Youth, In Memoriam
Piece Reflections for accordion and dancer/performer consists of two performers, accordion,light source fixed on my accordion, 2 mirrors and darkness. The piece is based on reflecting sound and light with mirrors. I have one smaller mirror fixed on my face and second bigger one is in the hands of the performer, in this case in hands of my friend Jules Gimbrone. The sizes of the mirrors determine the form of the composition.