29th Exposition of New Music
19 to 23 October 2016
What is a concert hall in Brno?
With the 29th year of the Exposition of New Music in 2016, entitled “Experiencing a concert”, we intend to return to the concert hall, which will not be easy as contemporary and unconventional musical composition is its Cinderella. Furthermore, most advocates of the musical “purity” established by the rebellious natures of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and their followers are to be found among subscribers to traditional concert series. Yet we certainly do not intend to provoke; precisely the contrary. We wish to offer audiences contemporary musical works, which absorb all the pains, sufferings and joys of contemporary society yet remain moving and beautiful. We ask what a concert transformed into a multimedia experience is like. How have musical instruments been transformed? What roles are played by the technical media, the performers and audiences, and the concert halls themselves? We want audiences to listen to the concerts, not just hear and see them.
We ask what concert halls are like, and especially what they contain or host in the middle of the second decade of the twenty-first century. A showcase of contemporary concert music in the Besední dům.