When I was choosing musicians whose profiles shouldn’t be missing at Artyč I placed emphasis on continuity, untriteness, self-will in beating path, so called „international exchange“ and effect. Opening Performance Orchestra (OPO) is a group working with conceptual digital noise originating among others from premises and a procedure of avant-garde classical music. Musically it is the only one uncompromising group in the Czech Republic whose presentation completely made its way with respect both to conception and interpretation. In the Czech Republic it is still an unrecognized group with an international potential.

Petr Ferenc

Opening Performance Orchestra Opening Performance Orchestra is a seven-membered ensemble moving within a large genre span – from 20th century electronic thrusts of the musical avant-garde as far as contemporary Japanese noise music. The ensemble´s own work is based on the so called fraction music, when the initial sound is digitally destroyed, fractured, and uncompromisingly rid of all its original attributes in the sense of the credo „no rhythms – no melodies – no harmonies“. The results are original compositions (such as Spring Ceremony or Fraction Music, Evenfall, Creeping Waves) as well as reinterpretations of other composers’ compositions that the ensemble feels to be in the same vain – like Inspirium Primum referring to the material by Hiroshi Hasegawa, a Japanese noise music representative, Re:Broken Music based on destroyed music of a Czech Fluxus artist Milan Knížák (also on CD by Sub Rosa with the title Broken/Rebroken), Chess Show as a distinctive John Cage reminiscence, Perceived Horizons, a tribute to musique concrète, The Noise of Art and The Futuristic Soirée, originating from ideas and texts of Italian futurists and using authentic instruments called intonarumori.

one comment for “Opening Performance Orchestra (OPO)”

  1. twentyfortysix says on11. Dec. 2011:

    ..”sophisticated sound”..come on :) we are in 21 century already.

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