In Downtown Miami, our Focus On Puerto Rico residency program is in full swing. Learn more about our Residents and upcoming FOP program events. 


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In Downtown Miami, our Focus On Puerto Rico residency program is in full swing. 


John Cage Plus: Petr Kotik & Joseph Kubera

David Weinstein in conversation with composer, conductor, flutist and founding director of the S.E.M. Ensemble Petr Kotik and longtime ensemble member pianist Joseph Kubera in advance of their 2011 concert at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. The conversation ranges from specifics about the wide range of composers and works on the program to observations, wisdoms, and anecdotes from their time working with Cage and Tudor.

Details about the concerts and CD are:
The Orchestra of the S.E.M Ensemble and Ostravská banda join forces at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, April 13, 2011 with Works by John Cage, Petr Kotik, and György Ligeti with premieres by Carolyn Chen, Luca Francesconi and Alex Mincek. Featuring violinist Hana Kotková and pianists Daan Vandewalle and Joseph Kubera in their Zankel Hall debuts

Release party for Ostravská banda on Tour Double CD with performance by Ostravská banda at Bohemian National Hall on April 15, 2011.
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Experimental Composers


The object of this series is to invite emerging and established innovators to share their work. These programs are usually a combination of an interview with a far-reaching perspective on the artist's career, some recordings illustrating this history, and something new. Open territory. The unfortunate and unintended messages that come attached to a title like Experimental Composers are many. Still it is one of the few labels to come out of the world of music that has not been co-opted by promoters, corporations, journalists, or lawyers. This one just seems to have anti-market goo on it. Hooray. It's also just bad English (as if to imply that these poor souls are themselves, in their flesh and blood, some kind of experiment and, perhaps, even expendable). And then there is the spectre of defying the wisdom of the great Edgar Varèse who said something like, "I do not write experimental music. My experimenting is done before I make the music. Afterwards it is the listener who must experiment."