vs. Interpretation Festival and Symposium 2014

presented by the Agosto Foundation

main partners: Experimental Space NoD, Školská 28 Gallery

The Agosto Foundation will present vs. Interpretation, a festival for improvisation in Prague, Czech Republic from July 16-20, 2014 at Experimental Space NoD and Školská 28 Communication Space. The following artists and presenters are being featured.  See full schedule here.

Featured Performances

Keynote Speakers

George E. Lewis


George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002, an Alpert Award in the Arts in 1999, a United States Artists 2011 USA Walker Fellowship, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lewis studied composition with Muhal Richard Abrams at the AACM School of Music, and trombone with Dean Hey. A member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1971, Lewis's work as composer, improvisor, performer and interpreter explores electronic and computer music, computer-based multimedia installations, text-sound works, and notated and improvisative forms, and is documented on more than 140 recordings.

Read George's full bio on the Columbia U website.

Pauline Oliveros


Pauline Oliveros is an American accordionist and composer who is a central figure in the development of post-war electronic art music.

She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, and served as its director. She has taught music at Mills College, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliveros has written books, formulated new music theories and investigated new ways to focus attention on music including her concepts of "Deep Listening" and "sonic awareness".

Oliveros will be presenting a sonic installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art`s 2014 Biennial, activated by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) performances.

More information on Pauline may be found at her website.