Thursday 12. 09. 2019
9:00 SYMPOSIUM: Music in Transmission
20:00 CONCERT: Poetry of light and darkness (Heroldovy sady)
Opening night of the ISFP 19 will take place in micro venues and the open space of the beautiful Heroldovy sady park. Czech and Japanese poets, shakuhachi players and improvisers will create a series of performances.
Friday 13. 09. 2019
20:00 CONCERT: ZEN: Sound and Silence (St. Vavrinec under Petrin Hill)
Japanese spiritual music of shakuhachi. Handed down from one generation to another, since many centuries ago to the present day, this music portrays the aesthetics of ZEN in sound and silence. Inspirations by sounds of nature and its phenomena are brought alive by each player’s individual approach to this highly abstract music that eludes the Western concepts of rhythm and harmony.
Saturday 14. 09. 2019
20:00 CONCERT: KINDLING & New music (ARCHA Theatre)
KINDLING is a new series of four Czech experimental films. These films will be played with live music shakuhachi and Western instruments composed by Czech composers. The individual films stand somewhere between an abstract dance, a minimalist sculpture and a socially engaged essay.
World premiere by Lucie Vítková for shakuhachi, hitchiriki and Western intruments.
Sunday 15. 09. 2019
20:00 CONCERT: Kuniyoshi Sugawara: Shakuhachi Unlimited (ARCHA Theatre)
Concert recital by a legendary shakuhachi player, Kuniyoshi Sugawara. Since the 90s, Kuniyoshi Sugawara belongs to the central figures of new and traditional music of the shakuhachi. He regularly performs across the four continents.
The concert is included in the NEIRO Unlimited Concert Series which features outstanding international musicians who use their regional instruments in contemporary music.
Monday 16. 09. 2019
20:00 CONCERT: BERG Orchestra and soloists (Domovina Hall)
Compositions by Toru Takemitsu, Toshi Ichiyanagi and other stellar Japanese composers for chamber orchestra and Japanese instruments.