Program

5 days of concerts, lectures, jam sessions and masterclasses.

PSF 2015 is the largest festival of Japanese and contemporary music outside Japan.

Buy FESTIVAL PASS to all concerts for 500 CZK. All tickets available at the venue during the festival.

 

21 / 08

15.00 – 17.00 Meet the teachers

The teachers at festival workshops will introduce themselves and their field of expertise, including Mr. Sugawara, the main guest of PSF 2015. At HAMU, room 2017.

17.00-19.00 Registration of Course participants

20.00 Opening concert: Crossing the Boundaries, VOLUNTARY ENTRY FEE
The opening concert will show contemporary music for shakuhachi, electronics and poetry.
Czech Museum of Music, Karmelitská 2/4, Praha 1

Featured artists:
TYTO ALBA (EA improvisation)
Free improvisation: Kuniyoshi Sugawara (shakuhachi), Christopher Yohmei Blasdel (shakuhachi), Anna Friedländer (voice), Naoko Kikuchi (koto)
Jim Franklin (shakuhachi & live-electronics)
Jaromír Typlt & Vlastislav Matoušek (poetry, shakuhachi, electronics)

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23 / 08

18:00 PANTOMIME: Václav Havel: Perpetuum Mobile – prison pantomime 150 / 100 CZK at the venue, 140 / 90 CZK
director Radim Vizváry, scenic music: Vlastislav Matoušek
Venue: Kampa Museum – the Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation,  U Sovových mlýnů 2, Praha 1,

20:00 – 22:30 MAIN CONCERT: Japanese contemporary and traditional music,
150 / 100 CZK at the venue, 140 / 90 CZK

Kuniyoshi Sugawara, Yuji Kikuo, Suizan Lagrost, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, Naoko Kikuchi, Gunnar Jinmei Linder

Venue: HAMU, Malostranské náměstí 13, Praha 1

Buy FESTIVAL PASS to all concerts for 500 CZK.

24 / 08

18:30 – 19:30 LISTENING SESSION with Marek Styczinski (Karpaty Magiczne)

Venue: HAMU, Malostranské náměstí 13, Praha 1

20:00 – 22:30 CONCERT: Inner Landscapes, Contemporary Myths, 150 / 100 CZK at the venue, 140 / 90 CZK
Premiere of a piece written by Matouš Hejl, Recasting
Premiere of a piece written by Marty Regan, Lost Mountains, Quiet Valleys
Unanswered Question (Charles Ives, 1908 & 1930-1935)
Harakiri (Péter Eötvös, 1973)

Venue: HAMU, Malostranské náměstí 13, Praha 1

22:30 Magic Carpathians, Voluntary entry fee
Dark Polish world music.

Venue: HAMU, Malostranské náměstí 13, Praha 1

Buy FESTIVAL PASS to all concerts for 500 CZK.

25 / 08

18:00 – 19:00 CONCERT: Shakuhachi Matinee: meet new players, VOLUNTARY ENTRY FEE
We introduce new and interesting shakuhachi players at an afternoon concert to listen to traditional and modern compositions for the shakuhachi.

Venue: HAMU, Malostranské náměstí 13, Praha 1

 

20:00 CONCERT: Student Concert: New Friends, VOLUNTARY ENTRY FEE
Selection of pieces taught at the festival concerts will be perfomed by the teachers and their students.

Venue: HAMU, Malostranské náměstí 13, Praha 1

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22 / 08

9:00 – 10:30 Za-zen
Zen meditation led by master Mumei Kosuge.

11:00 – 12:00 Sound in ZEN
Talk by zen-priest Mumei Kosuge on importance of sound in zen practice.

13:00 – 16:00 SOUNDWALK
Soundwalk designed by Michal Kindernay that joins individual performances by invited musicians.
Featured artists: Topos Kolektiv

16:00 – 18:00 Open Mic and picnic at Kampa Parc
Meeting of lovers of Japanese culture. Voices of the shakuhachi, glitters of Japanese swords and words of haiku lost in the wind.
Some tea, salads and what you bring yourself.

18:00 – 19:00 Dialogue between East and West, 150 / 100 CZK at the venue, 140 / 90 CZK
Venue: hall of the Judith Tower, Mostecká 1, Prague 1
Lukáš Vytlačil – baroque recorder
Vlastislav Matoušek – shakuhachi
Unusual project that presents two special musical instruments and their spiritual repertoire: 17th century baroque recorder and the Japanese shakuhachi.

20:00 – 22:30 CONCERT: Zen: Sound and Silence,
150 / 100 CZK at the venue, 140 / 90 CZK
Venue: the church of st. Vavřinec, Hellichova 18, Praha 1
Spiritual music of the komuso will reverberate the concert hall on the evening of the 22nd. Featuring many important players of various historical lineages, this concert will take you on a long journey towards your own self.
Featured players: Kuniyoshi Sugawara, Mumei Kosuge, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, Gunnar Jinmei Linder, Kiku Day, Vlastislav Matoušek and Jim Franklin

Learn more about Komuso monks and their music.

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