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Lucie Vítková

Ideas and Techniques
Thu 16.1. - 19:30

Ideas and Techniques is a title of the new album (pan y rosas 2014) which gathers the ideas and techniques which Lucie Vítková collected through her practice as an improviser. In every piece she tried to portray certain phenomena in their pure, concentrated form to make their individual characters clear.

Every song is like a mechanism with a specific kind of natural behavior, which determines its musical structure.

From the album "Ideas and Techniques", Lucie Vítková chose the compositions that are suitable for the concept of the exhibition "Quiet Fields on the Way from Work":

1. Tremolo
2. With Voice
3. Air
4. Microtonal
5. Ultra High
6. Silent
7. Low

Lucie Vítková is a composer, performer and improviser of accordion, harmonica, voice and dance from the Czech Republic. Her work pursues two lines of enquiry: her compositions focus on sonification (compositions based on abstract models derived from physical objects), while her improvisation practice explores characteristics of discrete spaces through the interaction between sound and movement.

Recently, she has become particularly interested in the question of social relationships in music and their implications for the structural organization of musical pieces.

She graduated in accordion performance at Brno Conservatory in 2010 and composition at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (CZ) in 2013. During her Master Degree, she studied at Royal Conservatory in The Hague (NL) and at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (USA). She has studied with Martin Smolka, Jaroslav Šťastný, Martijn Padding, Gillius van Bergijk and Michael Pisaro. She is member of the Ensemble Marijan, Dunami, Dust in the Groove and Prague Improvisation Orchestra.

Lucie Vítková

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