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CESSE - Conference in Budapest
The Founding Conference of CESSE / CENSE
Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies Budapest, 29 November - 1 December, 2018 Report
Locations: MOME Z, Budapest Music Center, Spatial Sound System, and Három Holló in Budapest, Hungary
2018-12-18
Towards Restoration
A reflection on “The Most Beautiful Catastrophe”
2018-12-18
Extinction Rebellion
On Environmental Collapse and the “Creative Rebellion” An Interview with Nils Agger
We speak with Nils Agger, an activist who has been part of the British RisingUp! network since its inception some two years ago, and who is currently active with the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement. In the wake of the dire warnings of the recently published 2018 IPCC report, XR has been making big waves in the political climate, both in Britain and abroad. Their demands are simple: the UK must achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2025. We met Agger in Katowice, Poland where he was organizing as part of the COP24 summit. 
2018-12-05
Hearn Gadbois
Profile
Hearn Gadbois is a professional pecussionist, teacher and composer with 35 years of experience working in New York, Japan, Europe and Asia.
2018-12-02
Architecture and the Senses
Report from Plasy Monastery, October, 2018 Video documentation of the seminar Camera, editing, sound: Dominik Žižka
2018-11-18
Outside the Structures
The Beautification Society of Ostrava “Za krásnou Ostravu”
Although you will not find the Za krásnou Ostravu (Beautification Society) of Ostrava in the registrar, among the who’s-who of Ostrava’s cultural entities it has become a household name. Although its program harkens back to the tradition of Ostrava’s pre-war enlightenment societies, the primary motivation for its founding came in 2013, when a number of problems in the municipal cultural policies and its relationship to civic issues came to the fore.
2018-11-13
Genesis 2.0
Genesis 2.0 – Panel discussion
Wednesday, 12 November, 2018, 6 – 8 PM Lecture Hall of Náprstkova Museum, 3rd floor
The discussion will explore the scientific possibilities and ethical issues raised by advanced genetics and cloning.
2018-11-08
Jitka and Květa in their studio. 1990s. Photo: Jiří Hanke. Válová Sisters Archive
The Legacy of the Válová Sisters
A conference on Artistic Legacies 30 November, 2018, 1 – 6 PM Bendlova Street no. 6, Kladno
A conference on Artistic Legacies, Together with a guided tour of the studio and house of Jitka and Květa Válová in Kladno
2018-11-06
Ostrava Commemorates Zdeněk Rossmann
World-renowned Graphic Artist to Have Memorial Plaque 8 November, 2018, 5 PM Fiducia Club, Ostrava
On Thursday, 8 November, at 5 PM, the second-hand bookshop of the Fiducia club, working in tandem with the Beautification Society of Ostrava, will unveil a plaque commemorating one of the best-known natives of Ostrava – Zdeněk Rossmann, the graphic artist whose name is intimately linked with the Bauhaus.
2018-11-05
František Skála
Bio
František Skála (* 1956 in Prague) is a Czech sculptor, painter, children's book illustrator, musician, and dancer. He was part of one of the earliest post-modern Czech art groups, known as Tvrdohlaví (The Stubborn Ones) formed in 1987.
2018-11-03
Beth Custer at Wakushoppu
8 November, 2018, 8 PM Punctum – Krásovka Krásova 27, Praha 3
In November Wakushoppu will present the clarinetist Beth Custer, Emmy Award-winning composer, performer and musician, the current Agosto Foundation Artist in Residence.
2018-11-02
Vladimír Václavek
Bio
Czech musician, singer, songwriter and poet ( * 1959, Rýmařov).
2018-11-01
Martin Alaçam
Bio
Martin Alaçam was born 1974 in Istanbul to a Turkish-Czech parents. From 1993 he is a member of Metamorphosis band.
2018-10-24
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Pavel Fajt
Bio
Pavel Fajt (b. 1957, Brno) is a musician, drummer, composer, music producer, educator, living and working in Brno.
2018-10-24
Noc na Karlštejně (Olaf Larus-Racek, 1919, 44 min.)
Haunted Castles
Beth Custer, Pavel Fajt, Martin Alaçam, Vladimír Václavek, Lloyd Dunn, Hearn Gadbois and František Skála 4 December, 2018, at 6 and 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Czech Castles and Palaces (Karel Hašler, 1914, 7 min.)One Night in Karlstein Castle (Olaf Larus-Racek, 1919, 44 min.)Prague in the Shining Lights (Svatopluk Inneman, 1928, 22 min.)
2018-10-23
Sokolowsko’s Sanatorium of Sound
Sound Art and Experimental Music Make for a Surprising Boom in the Forest Sára Vybíralová
The architecture and literature of the 19th century are perhaps typified by a certain magnificence and grandiosity, both in terms of spatiality and of theme. And because contemporary cultural events in Sokolowsko, despite all their progressive focus on the legacy of romanticism, somehow depend on it, let the reader of this otherwise pragmatic report on one musical festival forgive a somewhat lengthy and descriptive introduction. It is needed.
2018-10-19
Results of the Agosto Foundation’s Perpedes Grant Program 2018
Press Release 10 October, 2018
Following our open call, which ended 15 August, 2018, the Foundation received a total of 76 nominations. Of these, the statutory board has authorized 10 projects for support, based on the recommendations of the selection committee. The Foundation will support the selected associations, initiatives or individuals with a total sum of 700 000 CZK, each project receiving 70 000 CZK.
Grant Program
2018-10-04
Saša Spačal (Transversal) & Jiří Suchánek (Atomtón)
Sound Performances Petrohradská kolektiv 17 October, 2018, 8 PM
Saša Spačal will present her new sound performance in the series of sonic close-ups with live crickets Acheta domesticus and Jiří Suchánek will perform live electroacoustic composition Atomtón.
Artist Residency
2018-10-03
Connections Continuum
Saša Spačal Artist talk Prague College – Bishop’s Court 11 October 2018, 6 PM free admission
Agosto Foundation artist-in-residence Saša Spačal will present her artistic portfolio in the context of the contemporary bioart scene.
2018-10-03
The Most Beautiful Catastrophe
Art and Ecology in V4 and Beyond
The Agosto Foundation is a partner in the project reflecting on the transnational implications of climate change, deindustrialization and the Anthropocene.
2018-10-02
Genesis 2.0
Genesis 2.0
A film by Christian Frei 21 November, 2018, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo Pre-screening discussion (in Czech) at Náprstkovo Museum, 6 PM
Directors, Producers: Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev Scenario: Christian Frei Camera: Peter Indergand, Maxim Arbugaev Production: Frei Filmproduction Switzerland / China / Russia / South Korea / USA, 2018 DCP, 113 min, English
2018-10-01
Agosto Residency Program 2019
Supported Artists
We are happy to announce the results of this year’s Open Call for Artist Residencies at the Agosto Foundation. After a thorough review of the 180 applications and nominations by board members, we have identified five distinguished applicants.
Artist Residency
2018-10-01
Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan
Artist Residency
Bucharest-based artists Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan work in a range of media spanning installation, video, and performance. They examine power relations in social, economic, and political contexts and reflect on society as being a tissue of laws and conventions that must be permanently re-imagined.
Artist Residency
2018-10-01
Burkhard Beins
Artist Residency
Born 1964 in Lower Saxony, Burkhard Beins has lived in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer of experimental music he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers and has conceived several sound installations.
Artist Residency
2018-09-30
Anamaria Pravicencu
Artist Residency
Anamaria Pravicencu is a sound artist and iniciator of several music and cultural initiatives in Romania.
Artist Residency
2018-09-30
Chris Hill
Artist Residency
Chris Hill is a media curator, artist and educator, and is currently teaching and serving as Associate Dean in the Film/Video School at California Institute for the Arts.
Artist Residency
2018-09-30
Mila Panic
Artist Residency
Intermedia artist Mila Panic explores social cultural aspects of societies in quick transformation.
Artist Residency
2018-09-30
Experience the City Anew 2018
Zažit město jinak 2018
Zažít město jinak 2018, 15 September 15 on Vojtěšska.
2018-09-24
Beth Custer
Artist Residency
Beth Custer is an Emmy Award winning composer, performer, recording artist, bandleader, and the proprietor of BC Records.
Artist Residency
2018-09-20
Architecture and the Senses: Program
Seminar, Workshops, Discussion National Technical Museum Center for Architectural Heritage Plasy Mathey Hall, Plasy Monastery, Opatská konírna 12–14 October 2018
What type of acoustic environment is beneficial or detrimental for people and other beings? Is there even such a thing as a natural, healthy acoustic environment which is fitting for humans, irrespective of other beings?
2018-09-04

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