“Proposal for an Alteration of the Score”, a release by Jolana Havelková (visual artist) and Lucie Vítková (composer), is an allusion to František Kmoch, a 19th century composer who lived in the Czech city of Kolín. Havelková has created new interpretations of Kmoch’s works and turned them into graphic scores. These were then played and recorded by Vitková (on accordion, piano, organ and voice) at different places, each somehow relating to Kmoch’s life. The result is a minimalist and rivetting work, combining lost memories and flashbacks with the contemporary sonic environment of Kolín.
The work is released on CD and download, both available on Bandcamp. The CD comes with a beautiful A3 booklet containing the graphic scores of the works as well as an extensive description of the project by Helena Musilová. The digital download contains scores and photos from the recording of the album.
The project will be introduced by Helena Musilová.
Performance by Lucie Vítková.
CD christening by David Dvořák.
Guest: members of Prague Improvisation Orchestra
Jolana Havelková is a contemporary Czech visual artist, experimental photographer and curator. She graduated from the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava. During 1999-2008 she lectured at the Faculty of Arts and Design at the Univerzity of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem (Studio of Applied Photography and Studio of Digital Media). Her work focuses on conceptual photography, dealing with minor interventions in the environment (site-specific art). She is involved in mail-art, as well as experimental and musical projects, where she cooperates with artists of different disciplines.
Lucie Vítková is a contemporary Czech composer and performer. Her main focus is accordion, voice and various reed instruments. Vitková studied in the Czech Republic (composition with Martin Smolka and improvisation with Jaroslav Šťastný at Janáček´s Academy in Brno), Netherlands (composition at Royal Conservatory in Den Haag) and United States (with Michael Pisaro and Jacqueline Bobak at California Institute of the Arts). She has performed in various ensembles, such as the Electroacoustic Ensemble of the Sonology Department, Prague Improvisation Orchestra, Brno Improvising Unit and many others.