LEARNING TO LISTEN workshop with Lucie Vítková.
Learning to listen to sounds of everyday life as music.
In this lecture Lucie Vítková will present her work as she introduces some of her compositional principles. She will talk about listening to the music of the environment and reveal her practice through an interpretation of her texts and graphic scores in collaboration with the audience. This workshop is for all ages and you do not need to be a musician to attend.
Czech Center New York will profile the works of Lucie Vítková in a series of events in May.
May 19: Workshop
May 24: Her feature documentary, Akcept, will premiere as part of the Eurasian Film Festival in our cinema
May 26: The music collective, INTERFERENCE, will perform a world premiere of one of her compositions in the Ballroom.
To find out more about her work click HERE
Lucie Vítková Biography: She is a composer, improviser and performer (accordion, harmonica, voice and tap dance) from the Czech Republic. Her compositions focus on sonification (compositions based on abstract models derived from physical objects), while in her improvisation practice explores characteristics of discrete spaces through the interaction between sound and movement. In her recent work, she is interested in the musical legacy of Morse Code and the social-political aspects of music and art in relation to everyday life.
She graduated in accordion performance at Brno Conservatory in 2010 and composition at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (CZ) in 2013. Along with her study of music she used to teach tap dance at the Theatre Faculty of JAMU. She is a member of the Brno Improvising Unit, Ensemble Marijan, Dunami, Dust in the Groove and Prague Improvisation Orchestra. She is a founder of Temporary Ensemble (2011).
During her Master Degree, she studied at Royal Conservatory in The Hague (NL) and at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (USA). She has studied with Martin Smolka, Jaroslav Šťastný, Martijn Padding, Gillius van Bergijk and Michael Pisaro.
In her PhD. studies she is analyzing music of Christian Wolff, researching on the hierarchy and social relations in his music and looking for the composition techniques which express this phenomena. Furthermore, she is placing his music and scores into the context of free improvisation to explore the definitions of composition and improvisation.
As a student of JAMU Brno, she was realizing her PhD. research at Universität der Künste in Berlin (partly on DAAD scholarship) under the supervision of Marc Sabat (2014-2015). Recently, she is based in New York City and is enrolled at Columbia University as Visiting Scholar with Prof. George Lewis.
Theatrical Trailer for the feature documentary, AKCEPT.