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MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL | PERFORMANCE
WET HANDS: MOKRE RUCÉ
FRIDAY SEP 20, 09:00 PM
+ + + PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT NEW YORK'S CZECH CENTER AT THE BOHEMIAN NATIONAL HALL + + +
The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to present this performance by the WET HANDS ensemble as part of the Moving Sounds 2013 festival.
The project Mokré ruce / Wet Hands originated in 2011 connects the two elements of dance and music by merging the talents of four artists: dancer and choreographer Veronika Kolečkářová whose focus lies on contemporary dance, saxophonist Radim Hanousek and percussionist Martin Kleibl who are at home in the world of jazz and contemporary improvised music, and “water musician” Florian Tilzer, who floats between both these elements.
The fundamental musical concept is one of a variety of alterations of the sounds of water - water dripping, water splashing, water being poured, and water being stirred; coupled with the dynamic sounds of percussion and saxophone. These sound waves are connected by dance.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Veronika Kolečkářová is a dance teacher and educator, dancer, and choreographer who founded contemporary dance groups such as Filigran and Male f /Small f/. She is a co-founder and an organizer of the Brno festival of contemporary dance and of the movement Theatre Natrikrat. (Photo by Petr Macháček)
Brno-based Austrian musician and performer Florian Tilzer was a long-time member of the Filigran dance group. His focus is on West African divination and ritual activities.
Saxophonist Radim Hanousek studies at the Jazz Department at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. He is a member of several ensembles focusing on jazz, improvised and contemporary classical music such as the quartet of Norwegian trumpetist Didrik Ingvaldsen, the experimental Italian/Czech project Fábio Delvo Quartet, and the Up! and Dunami Ensembles.
Czech percussionist Martin Kleibl performs with prominent jazz formations in the Czech Republic and abroad. He is a member of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, and his current projects include OK Percussion Duo, Norwegian-Czech project NOCZ quartet, and an Italian-Czech project DNA.
ABOUT THE SERIES
For the fifth consecutive year, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is producing Moving Sounds, a festival dedicated to music, visual media and aesthetic dialogue that features emerging and pioneering artists who focus on electronically generated music, and those who are at the interface of classically instrumented and electronic music.
Bohemian National Hall at Czech Center
321 E 73rd St., (between 1st and 2nd Avenue)
New York, NY