Prague Improvisation Orchestra
Prague Improvisation Orchestra (PIO) brings together some of Czech's most adventurous and creative musicians, working with conducted and free improvisation, open scores, and graphic notation, often in collaboration with artists from other disciplines. For this concert PIO will be joined by special guest Christof Kurzmann, who will lead PIO through improvisational structures that he will create especially for this occasion while in Prague working with the orchestra.
PIO began in 2012 with a regular group of up to fifteen musicians, and already has collaborated with more than thirty distinguished international artists including musicians, dancers, visual artists and light designers. PIO is focused on contemporary improvisation practice inspired by people like Sun Ra, Mauricio Kagel, Scratch Orchestra, Butch Morris, Splitter Orchestra and others using large groups of musicians in unconventional ways.
photo: Vladimír Sabo