The second edition of the Prague Quiet Music Festival presents quieting and contemplation in the charming Baroque spaces of Fortna, a convent of the Discalced Carmelites near Prague Castle. The main guest will be the Austrian musician Klaus Lang (AT), whom the festival will present as both a composer and a performer – as part of a solo organ recital composed of his music and pieces from the 15th and 16th centuries. The Ranjevš & Óbasz (CZ/SK) duo will take us on an unpredictable musical journey on the boundaries of minimalism and improvisation responding to the musical present in the convent’s cloister. The programme will also include a concert by the Prague Quiet Music Collective (CZ), which will feature the world premiere of a piece by Lang written for the ensemble, as well as compositions by Eva-Maria Houben (DE) and Adrián Demoč (SK). The event will conclude with a performance of the music of Jürg Frey (CH) featuring all of the evening’s performers.
This day full of gently flowing contemplative music will be complemented by a workshop, Introduction to Meditation – Silent Meditation (Also) For Beginners, a guided tour and exhibition introducing the architecture and history of Fortna, a reading corner, a tea bar by Meetea, and vegetarian food.
Klaus Lang – organ
Ranjevš & Óbasz (Jakub Švejnar – percussion, Štefan Szabó – electric guitar)
Prague Quiet Music Collective (Anna Paulová – clarinet, Milan Jakeš – violin, Luan Gonçalves – double bass, Ian Mikyska – string and wind instruments)
15.00–16.30 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION – SILENT MEDITATION (ALSO) FOR BEGINNERS
16.30–17.00 ⋯ interval ⋯
17.00–18.00 RANJEVŠ & ÓBAZS
18.00–18.30 ⋯ interval ⋯
18.30–19.30 PRAGUE QUIET MUSIC COLLECTIVE
19.30–20.00 ⋯ interval ⋯
20.00–21.30 KLAUS LANG
Workshop Introduction to Meditation – Silent Meditation (Also) For Beginners (3.00 PM)
A moment of inner quieting and contemplation. Lead by Pavel Pola ocd. The workshop will take place on the upper floor of Fortna above Prague. Come open-minded and comfortably dressed. The capacity is limited. Please book your seat at email@example.com.
Guided tour and exhibition introducing the architecture and history of Fortna (6.00 PM)
Tea bar by Meetea
Vegetarian food by Ethnocatering
A limited edition of tickets with a special gift is available in the presale. Not only will it light up your days long after the last festival tones fall silent but also you will support Transfer Station (Přestupní stanice), a project that creates jobs for homeless people, by the purchase.