Hybrid Session #2
Hybrid Sessions #2
Petr Vrba (trumpet,electronics), David Danel (violin)
(photo by Oliver Lowe)
Hybrid Sessions is a new monthly series at Kampus Hybernská, the next step after last year’s Sólové series in Skautský Institut. On the last Wednesday of each month we will feature an improvised duo set with two musicians coming from different backgrounds to form a new constellation. Afterwards, we will host a jam session open to all musicians, regardless of background. We want to create an open environment where musicians feel free to be creative in the moment, nothing is predetermined and the only expectation is a high level of presence. A basic back line will be provided.
This time we host a duo of a Czech leading improvised music figure and top contemporary and classical musician .
His unrelenting explorations of non-idiomatic improvisation using trumpet, clarinets, synths, diy electronics, vibrating speakers etc., made him one of the most active experimental musicians in Prague these days. He is founder (with George Cremaschi) of Prague Improvisation Orchestra and bands like Poisonous Frequencies (with Didi Kern and Tomislav Federsel), junk & the beast (with Veronika Mayer), The MoND (with Ken Ganfield and Pasi Mäkelä), NOIZ (with Thomas Lehn and Tiziana Bertoncini), IQ+1 and others. He regularly works with dancers (13 aphorisms – based on Milan Grygars acoustic drawings, duo KaPe, Moving Orchestra a.o.) and filmmakers (live music for experimental or silent movies, creating music for animated movies etc).
Petr has played with musicians like Xavier Charles, Angélica Castelló, Axel Dörner, Isabelle Duthoit, Kai Fagaschinski, Susanna Gartmayer, Tomás Gris, Franz Hautzinger, Agnes Hvizdalek, Irene Kepl, Mazen Kerbaj, Christof Kurzmann, Alex Losada, Ava Mendoza, Seijiro Murayama, Maja Osojnik, Ivan Palacký, Ryu Hankil, Matija Schellander, Ingrid Schmoliner, Burkhard Stangl, Miro Tóth, Mikolaj Trzaska, Michael Zerang and many others.
is one of the most accomplished contemporary music violinists in Czech Republic. He received his musical education in violin performance at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava and at the University of Ostrava Institute of the Arts. Danel has won prizes in several national and international competitions including the L. van Beethoven International Violin Competition and the L. Janáček Violin Competition Brno. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Czech and abroad (Spain, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Holland, Switzerland) and he performed as soloist at such festivals. Between 2000 – 2011 he was a member and Assistant Leader of the PKF – Prague Philharmonia and Guest Lecturer at the University of Ostrava. He is also founder of a string quartet fama Q. Since 2005 David regularly teaches solo violin and chamber music courses at the international Crescendo Summer Institute of Arts in Tokaj, Hungary. David Danel enjoys looking for ways to bring the violin into new mediums, and occasionally cooperates with dancers, choreographers, visual artists, narrators, and he is a member of the Prague Improvisation Orchestra. He frequently premieres new works by Czech composers.