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Not Only Munich 1938: a Standing Ovation at the Faculty

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 00:00

An evening organized to commemorate the anniversary of the events related to the conclusion of the Munich Agreement was a great success. You can have a look at the event thanks to the photographs taken by Štěpánka Vacková and Kryštof Novotný or enjoy a recording of the Radio Vltava.

On September 26, the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, the Pilsen Philharmonic and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes joined their forces in order to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the events related to the conclusion of the Munich agreement.

The event entitled "Not Only Munich 1938: Artists Against One Era, Rebellion Against The Own Destiny!" pleased the audience with compositions created by Jaroslav Ježek, Jaroslav Křička (it was the world premiere of his Three Hymnal Songs), Bohuslav Martinů or Pavel Haas, who responded to the Nazi oppression by writing great compositions. The program culminated with the Biblical songs Op. 99 by Antonín Dvořák and with the grand finale of the opera Libuše by Bedřich Smetana.

The evening was hosted by the actor Svatopluk Schuller, demanding vocal parts were performed by the soprano Ivana Veberová and the baritone Roman Janál. The Pilsen Philharmonic was conducted by Chuhei Iwasaki. The strongly patriotic programme was bolstered by its visual aspect prepared by students of the studio Animation and Interactive Art under the guidance of Jan Morávek and Lukáš Kellner who are the Heads of the multimedia studio MULTILAB which is one of most modern and biggest film and special effects studios in the country. The author of VJing, which shaped by the atmosphere of the entire event, is the student of the Studio Intermedia Art Anne-Marie Rohanová.

"The concept of the scene and video tracks reflected the basic idea of the event - monumental historical twists and the rebellion of artists against evil. Projections also reflected the atmosphere and rhythm of individual compositions," said Jan Morávek.

The hall of the faculty, which is used as a studio for figurative drawing, was filled with three hundred people. At the end, the hall sounded with standing ovations. It was already the second project commemorating Czechoslovak history, which the Faculty of Design and Art, the Pilsen Philharmonic and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes worked together. The first event entitled "Facing the Masses?" commemorated the events of February 1948. "We think that it is very important for young students to be those who shape the historical memory, because those who do not remember history are destined to repeat it. And we do not want that", added the Dean of the Faculty Josef Mištera.

 

Pavel Korelus

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