Dvorak reinventat

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Scena electronica romaneasca ii aduce un tribut neconventional lui Dvorak

“Dvorak Remixed Listening Party” are loc miercuri, la ora 19.00, la Centrul Ceh

Bucuresti, 30 ianuarie, 2012

Peste 30 de muzicieni romani au raspuns apelului lansat de catre Centrul Ceh Bucuresti, in luna decembrie a anului trecut, cu ocazia aniversarii a 170 de ani de la nasterea celebrului compozitor ceh Antonin Dvorak. Provocarea a fost de a remixa oricare dintre lucrarile compozitorului, netinand cont de un gen sau stil.

Remixurile primite au atras repede atentia publicului pe internet si contul de soundcloud al Centrului Ceh (www.soundcloud.com/centrulceh) a inregistrat aproape 10.000 de ascultari in doar cateva saptamani.

Ne-am gandit mult cum sa sarbatorim aniversarea unuia din cei mai mari compozitori cehi. Si, luand in considerare faptul ca publicul nostru este tanar si creativ, in cea mai mare parte, am renuntat la ideea unui concert clasic si am decis sa reimprospatam muzica lui Dvorak, printr-un concurs de remixuri”, isi aminteste directorul Centrului Ceh, Rene Kubasek.

Am vrut de asemenea, sa il introducem pe Dvorak tinerei generatii si sa le aratam ca muzica lui nu este nici pe departe moarta. Dar nu asteptam un raspuns de o asa amploare” adauga Kubasek.

Miercuri, 1 februarie, la ora 19.00, Centrul Ceh va incheia proiectul, gazduind „Dvorak Remixed Listening Party”, unde va lansa un dublu CD, continand toate remixurile. Lista artistilor include atat nume bine cunoscute pe scena muzicii contemporane electronice romanesti, precum si muzicieni originali, in devenire.

CD-ul, care este impartit in 2 parti: „Rhytm” si „Sound” (continand melodii mai experimentale) va avea marca casei de productie independente romanesti Local Records. Toate piesele sunt lansate sub licenta Creative Commons Licence (artistii permit copierea si difuzarea libera).

Cel mai bun remix, selectat de un juriu ceho-roman, va primi miercuri, din partea Centrului Ceh, un sejur de trei zile in Praga, precum si bere, oferita de partenerul general al proiectului, Staropramen.

La petrecerea de miercuri publicul va asculta toate melodiile, insotite de proiectii video, realizate special pentru fiecare lucrare in parte, de catre VJ Cinty Ionescu. Pentru cei care doresc sa mearga inapoi la clasic, Centrul Ceh a pregatit o camera speciala de chill, unde se vor asculta viniluri cu Dvorak si se vor proiecta imagini vintage de la începutul cinematografiei. „Judecand după muzica lui, sunt convins ca lui Dvorak i-ar fi placut aceasta petrecere”, conchide Rene Kubasek.

Evenimentul este organizat de catre Centrul Ceh Bucuresti, iar partenerul general al evenimentului este Staropramen. Ceilalti parteneri sunt: CSA Czech Airlines, Local Records, Sambata Sonora si Radio Romania Cultural.

Pentru mai multe informatii sau imagini, o puteti contacta pe Iulia Turcanu, la Centrul Ceh // tel: +40 724352927, email: turcanu@czech.cz

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PRESS RELEASE

Romanian electronic music scene pays an unorthodox tribute to Antonin Dvorak

“Dvorak Remixed Listening Party” takes place this Wednesday at 7PM at the Czech Centre

Bucharest, January 30, 2012

Over 30 Romanian musicians responded to a call announced by the Czech Centre in Bucharest in December last year on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. The task was to remix any of the works by the composer – in any genre, any style.

The submitted remixes of classical pieces soon attracted attention of the public on internet, and the Czech Centre’s soundcloud account (www.soundcloud.com/centrulceh) registered almost 10.000 plays in just few weeks.

We thought hard how to celebrate anniversary of one of the greatest Czech composers. And taking into account our mostly young and creative public, we skipped the idea of a classical concert and decided to refresh Dvorak’s work by the remix contest”, recalls director of the Czech Centre in Bucharest, Rene Kubasek.

We also aimed at introducing Dvorak to the young generation and show that his music is by far not dead. But we never expected such an outcome”, adds Kubasek.

On Wednesday, February 1 at 19.00 the Czech Centre will wrap up the project by hosting “Dvorak Remixed Listening Party”, where it will launch a double CD containing all the remixes. The list includes both well known names on the contemporary Romanian electronic music scene, as well as emerging creative musicians.

The double CD is divided into “Rhytm” side and “Sound” side containing more experimental tracks, will be released on the Romanian independent label Local records. All the tracks are being released under the Creative Commons Licence (artists allowed its free use, sharing and copying).

The best remix, selected by a joint Czech – Romanian jury, shall receive on Wednesday from the Czech Centre a three day stay in Prague as well as beer provided by the project’s general partner, Staropramen.

At the listening party public can listen to all the tracks, accompanied by visuals made especially for each on them by VJ Cinty Ionescu. For those, who would feel like going back to the classic, the Czech Centre prepared a special chill out room where Dvorak will be played from vinyls, accompanied by vintage screenings from the beginning of cinematography. “Judging by his music, I am convinced that Dvorak would love this party” concludes Rene Kubasek.

The event is organised by the Czech Centre Bucharest. The general partner of the event is Staropramen. The other partners are CSA Czech Airlines, Local Recordas, Sambata Sonora, and Radio Romania Cultural.

For more information or visuals please contact Iulia Turcanu at the Czech Centre // tel: +40 724352927, email: turcanu@czech.cz

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