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KNIZAK, MILAN - Aktual Univerzita

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Sub Rosa SR518
Release Year: 2021
Note: in 1967, the Czech performance and fluxus artist wrote 10 short basic lectures as 'inspirational schemes' for the 'Aktual University' project,, like "On Conflict", "On Being Different", "On Dreams", "On Revolutions", etc.. - in 2019. the OPENING PERFORMANCE ORCHESTRA from Prague performed with him these 10 lectures on a festival in a great way (first piece), the second studio piece is a kind of remix from O.P.O using audio material by this "Broken Music" inventor.. - comes with 12 page booklet
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Milan Knzak canonical text Aktual University, dating from 1967, contains ten short lectures outlining the university's character - On Conflict, On Dreams, On Revolutions, On Love, On Belief, On Art, etc.
These lectures were to serve as inspirational schemes for lectures, seminars and discussions held at an ideal university.

In the first piece, Aktual University, Milan Knzak reads his own text, with Opening Performance Orchestra providing the musical accompaniment. It was performed live in October 2019 at the Movement-Sound-Space festival in Opava, where this recording was made.
The second track, titled Broken Suite, is a studio remix, in which Opening Performance Orchestra used fragments and quotations from Milan Knizk's compositions, conceived over the past fifty years, applying the "broken" method. The majority of them are made public for the very first time in the newly created Broken Suite.
The booklet features English translations of ten Aktual University lectures, as well as Milan Knizak's contemporary initiation text."


"...On the other hand, Broken Suite is a studio remix of the preceding madness, drawing on his broken method to realise a sweltering, omnidirectional mass of fragments and quotations from Knzaks compositions, conceived over the past 50 years. The result will make NWW and Merzbow fiends weep with pleasure as its monstrous flux comes to resemble an orchestra tuning up in the depths of Beelzebubs workshop. It takes on a very uncanny nature in 2022 when considering that Knzaks work was a direct response to, and extension of, his political stance against the communist regime." [Boomkat review]