[artinfo] Unique Czech Concert at CEU

Center for Arts and Culture cac at ceu.hu
Mon Feb 25 14:21:47 CET 2008

Dear All,

The Center for Arts and Culture cordially invites you

Christ in the Desert - Reflection
Concert of the D6 Project (CZ) as part of the Encounters: Young Arts from Central Europe project

March 3, Monday, 2008, 7.30 p.m. - CEU Auditorium (Bp., Nádor u. 9.)

David Danel - violin, viola (classical)
David Dor**ka - guitar (jazz)
Dan Dlouhý "Dama dama" - percussion (experimental)

*Using different genres, composed music as well as solo and collective improvisation the performance intends to express the silent and transcending nature that is present as a background, a stage, or a witness to our lifetime fights, doubts, temptations and weaknesses. Through the image of the temptation of Christ we can self-reflect our own inner struggles. Is our desert hostile, indifferent or consoling after the inner storm is gone? Does it bear the presence of God, wise and caring? What feelings are evoked when left alone to face the powers of darkness?”

David Dor**ka guitarist and composer, despite his young age, is one of the leading musicians of the Czech jazz scene. In 1995 he received the “Talent of the Year” award from the Czech Jazz Society. He played on award-winning recordings of Karel R**i*ka Jr. (You Know What I Mean, 1997) and Jaromír Honzák (Earth Life, featuring Jorge Rossy, 1998). From 1999 until 2002 Dor**ka lived in Boston in the USA and studied composition and improvisation at Berklee College of Music. After graduating from Berklee, Dor**ka lived in New York City from 2002 to 2003. In New York he recorded his first CD Hidden Paths, which was awarded the And*l prize in the Czech music academy awards as CD of the year 2004 in Jazz&Blues category. David Dor**ka’s new CD Silently Dawning was recorded in October 2007 in Studio Svárov. He mostly performs with his own trio and also plays in a quartet with singer Josefine Lindstrand from Sweden.

David Danel, violin, has appeared as a soloist with the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Capella Istropolitana, and the Talich Chamber Orchestra and has made many recordings of solo and chamber music for the Czech Radio and Slovart Records. He has received prizes in several national and international competitions including the L. van Beethoven International Violin Competition and the L. Janacek Violin Competition. He is a member of the Prague Philharmonia and of a new music group MoEns, founder of a string quartet Fama Q and a guest lecturer at the University of Ostrava. David enjoys looking for ways to bring the violin into new mediums, and often cooperates with dancers, choreographers, visual artists and narrators, and frequently premieres new works by Czech composers. 

Dan Dlouhý "Dama dama" is a composer, solo percussion player and creator of percussion instruments, under the artistic pseudonym “Dama Dama”. As founding member and artistic and stage director of the Dama Dama Central European Percussion Ensemble he has given hundreds of concerts at prestigious European music festivals and released 12 CDs. His percussion ensemble gained victory in the European Competition of Musical College Percussion Ensembles in Enschede, Netherlands, at the very beginning of the ensemble's existence, award of the Czech Music Fund Prize, Czech Music Board Prize, victory at the Young Stage Competition. Dan Dlouhý received awards in composition competitions Generace and Musica Nova. He has worked as a musician and composer in creating soundtrack music for television and theater, and contributed both musically and as an actor (a small role) to a Czech film based on Franz Kafka's novel "America". 

Supported by the International Visegrad Fund, Czech Center in Budapest

ADMISSION FREE! You are very welcome to participate!

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