The ‘2K+’ Project, permanent antifestival that promotes artistic music of the 21st century, continues its activities in 2019. The concert of the ‘2K+’ ensemble, with Katalin Ladik, one of the most interesting names of Yugoslav avant-garde and Zsolt Seres, musician and composer from Hungary, will be held in the Svilara Cultural Station on Friday, 15 February at 9 p.m. The entrance is free of charge.
The ‘Studio 6’ ensemble commemorates one century since the birth of Ernő Király, composer and ethno musician, and participants – Ladik Katalin, Richard Barrett, Zsolt Seres, Nenad Marković and Milana Zarić will hold an evening show, consisting of Király’s graphic notations, as well as open harp solos, tablophone and zitherphone. The audience will have a chance to see the premiere of ‘Codex XXI’ by Richard Barrett, which is inspired by Király’s work.
This is one of the concerts that will be held within the ‘2K+’ project with the aim to present new works of local and foreign authors of contemporary classical and electronic music. In addition to this, the project contributes to promotion of different ensembles that perform this type of music, and future activities will include lectures and seminars of established artists in the field of new music.
Before the concert, participants will hold short lectures on the topic of Király’s music and his individual and joint work.
For the last three years, David Fennessy, Đorđe Marković, Pierre Bastien, Jan Jelinek, Burnt Firedman, Hyper Duo, Ponton Duo, Post Industrial Boys, Umbro, as well as the ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ ensemble, ‘Pre-Art Soloists’ and Studio 6’ have been performing within the ‘2K+’ project. 30 compositions were premiered in Serbia, among which compositions by Kaija Saariaho, Enno Poppe, Klaus Lang, Morton Feldman, John Luther Adams, Cornelius Cardew, David Fennessy, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Richard Barrett, Vinko Globokar, as well as compositions by many local authors were written for this occasion. More than 50 artists performed at 13 concerts. In addition to this, David Fennessy held a workshop for composers and violinist Dimitrios Polisoidis gave a lecture.
The ‘2K+’ project is part of the Bid-Book that brought the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ Foundation this prestigious title and it is implemented by the ‘Miloš Crnjanski’ Cultural Centre of Vojvodina, with the support of the Foundation.