PIO, Studio Alta and Agosto Foundation present three days of concerts, sound art, video, electronic music, and sound/movement improvisation in the unique setting of Invalidovna from Prague Improvisation Orchestra and guests Martin Howse, Klamm & Pelikan, duO uO uO, Obelisk of Light ft. Kult Masek, Judita Levitnerová, Johana Matoušková, Jitka Čechová, Radim Klásek and Tina Afiyan Breiová.
Each evening will feature a different concert from PIO, including Petr Vrba’s extended composition Rope on 22. 7., noise rock using repetition slowly “building to a dense wall of sound”. Next, PIO will premiere a new work for electronics, percussion and distant voices from George Cremaschi on 23. 7., and finally a reprise of PIO’s program by the great US composer Anthony Braxton on 24. 7. Berlin-based sound artist Martin Howse will open every show with his ‘activation’ of the space via a performative sound installation, followed by a site-specific sound and movement improvisation featuring different dancers and members of PIO each evening. And not least, every day we’ll present a different small group starting with legendary Prague noise kings Klamm & Pelikán on 22. 7., fabulous post-jazz from duO uO uO on 23.7, and on 24. 7. drone master Obelisk of Light will be joined by Kult Masek and video artist Judita Levitnerová.
PIO: Marcel Bárta, George Cremaschi, David Danel, Ken Ganfield, Jan Jirucha, Andrea La Rose, Pasi Mäkelä, Elia Moretti, Lucie Páchová, Ivan Palacký, Vojtěch Procházka, Michaela Turcerová, Petr Vrba, Michal Wróblewski, Zdeněk Závodný, Michal Zbořil plus special guest and frequent collaborator Didi Kern from Vienna.