Story of a composition in documentary film by Jan Hubáček
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Lucie is a composer and performer of contemporary music. However, her experimental approach is becoming more and more bizarre. Lucie “stitches” her pieces together based on knitting patterns or water turbine schemes. For the general public, however, this kind of approach is hard to accept. Lucie tries not to be superficial or undersell herself just to be popular amongst the audience. She avoids projecting any emotion or trying to tell a story in her music. She places authenticity above everything else. Therefore, she often encounters performers that do not want to play her pieces or listeners that cover their ears. However, Lucie doesn’t give up and sacrifices everything for her music, striving for a society that is more open to fresh and unexplored things. Her new composition, Accept, becomes a success, and she leaves to study more in Netherlands and USA. On stage, Lucie gathers acclaim, but her personal life remains unfulfilled. When she is suddenly struck by the loss of someone close, Lucie remains adrift alone in unexplored corners of sound and noise. Is she still able to compose music without any emotion? Director Jan Hubacek tries to find answers to these questions in his debut documentary film.
Lucie Vítková is a composer, performer and improviser of accordion, harmonica, voice and dance from the Czech Republic. She graduated in accordion performance at Brno Conservatory in 2010 and composition at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (CZ) in 2013. During her Master Degree, she studied at Royal Conservatory in The Hague (NL) and at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (USA). She has studied with Martin Smolka, Jaroslav Šťastný, Martijn Padding, Gillius van Bergijk and Michael Pisaro. Along with her study of music she used to teach tap dance at the Faculty of Theatre of JAMU. She is a member of the Brno Improvising Unit, Ensemble Marijan, Dunami, Dust in the Groove and Prague Improvisation Orchestra. she received a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) scholarship to study part of her PhD. at Universität der Künste in Berlin under Marc Sabat.
Now she is studying at New York's Columbia University by the Professor George E. Lewis.
Jan Hubacek was born in Zlin, to the family of a seaman. After a year he spent in High School in USA, he studied film directing and screenwriting under Professor Stanislav Parnicky and Tomas Binter at FMK UTB Zlin in Czech republic.
He began to gain experience as an assistant director on awarded student megafilm “Comeback to the Red City” (2007). The following year he succeded with his short film “The Shoes” at Aerokratas Prague festival. Under director Dodo Gombar he studied staging of actors and at the same time shot “At Once” - critical documentary about Zlin theatre, raising a displeasure among its management. In 2009 he left to study at Baltic film and Media school in Estonia. Then he directed his next short feature film “Romance of Noble Age”
(starring Nina Diviskova) and started preparation for full length documentary film “Accept” about contemporary classical music. Summer of 2011 he spent on a an internship in Berlin and winter of 2013 in Stink London.
Now he is working as a freelancer both non-commercial and commercial projects. The Accept film is his first feature length debut.
Petr Kotik is a composer, conductor and flutist living in New York City. He was educated in Europe - Prague Conservatory and Vienna Music Academy. Kotik founded the biennial Ostrava Days, an Institute and Festival of New Music in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Phill Niblock is a New York-based minimalist composer and multi-media musician and director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation born in the flames of 1968's barricade-hopping. He has been a maverick presence on the fringes of the avant garde ever since. In the history books Niblock is the forgotten Minimalist. That's as maybe: no one ever said the history books were infallible anyway.
Jan is a director, screenwriter, dramaturgist, publicist and pedagogue at FAMU and JAMU and lecturer IDF. His movies won awards on both home and foreign festivals (Jihlava, Krakov, Leipzig, Syracuse a.o.).
Hanka graduated from editing. She collaborated in an evening documentary film Erikit- a diary of a journey into another world, which won the first prize at the International Festival of Outdoor Movies. She is also devoted to creating her own work and leading of filmmaking for seniors.
Zdeňka is a culture manager and movie producer. She participated in the new circus projects with professor Ctibor Turbo. She collaborated with director Dušan D. Pařízek in the Prague Chamber Theatre/Comedy Theatre. She is experienced in film and television projects of Czech Television Brno and Faculty of Multimedia Communications Zlín.
Michal Gazdag studied sound control at FMC Tomas Bata University. He especially deals with sound design and audio post-production, however he is sometimes found standing behind the mixing table on various concerts. During ten years of experience, he took part in creating of dozens of promotional films for national and multinational companies, as well as TV commercials. He is also an active musician who manages to play nearly one hundred performances each year.