Alšovo nábř. 12,
110 00 Josefov
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Rudolfinum is one the most important neo-renaissance buildings in the Czech Republic. It was conceived as a multi-purpose cultural centre which emphasised its contemporary European significance. Designed by eminent Czech architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz, it became a cultural centre combining exhibition rooms with concert halls and a museum. The grand opening took place on 24 January 1885 in the presence of Crown Prince Rudolf, in whose honuour the building was named. In 1896, the first ever concert of the Czech Philharmonic took place in the main concert hall of Rudolfinum, conducted by composer Antonín Dvořák, after whom the hall is named.
Festival artists who have appeared at Rudolfinum include Cassandra Wilson, Ahmad Jamal, Brad Mehldau, Gil Shaham, Lizz Wright, Hugh Masekela, Daniel Hope, and Charles Lloyd.
170 00 Praha 7 - Holešovice
The DOX Centre is a dynamic cultural platform and a space for bringing together different approaches and trends in the arts. Its independence from state institutions enables it to put on an eclectic programme with international scope.
DOX is an outstanding example of contemporary architecture. This internationally recognized project involving the transformation of an old factory into a multi-functional space is the work of architect Ivan Kroupa. In 2008, DOX was nominated for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award. The prestigious Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture includes it among the best 1000 architectural projects of the last ten years. Over 3000 m2 of exhibition space are supplemented by a café, a bookshop, and a design shop.
In 2018, DOX was expanded to include a state-of-the-art multi-purpose hall called DOX+, which was designed by the architectural studio Petr Hájek Architects. DOX+ is primarily used for staged performance – theatre, dance, music, and film. It has become an important venue on the Prague concert scene, in particular for fans of contemporary music.
Festival artists to have appeared at Dox+ include contemporary composers Caroline Shaw and Michael Gordon.
170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice
La Fabrika is a cultural centre in the heart of the Holešovice district of Prague. This unique complex was created by converting several buildings of an old factory site which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. The renovation and redesign was handled by the KAVA Studio. The industrial history of the complex provides La Fabrika with a particular charm and spirit. The renovation of Studio 2 was completed in 2012. Even before its completion, this former factory had hosted alternative site-specific projects that made use of the rawness and somewhat shabby appearance of this deteriorating building. The wooden beams of the ceiling structure and other unique industrial elements of the original design were preserved during the renovation.
The festival has put on concerts at La Fabrika by artists such as alt-rapper Saul Williams, performance poet Kae Tempest, multi-instrumentalist Jiří Slavík, and avant-garde string ensemble JACK Quartet.
128 00 Praha 2 (areál Emauzského kláštera)
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CAMP (The Centre for Architecture and Town Planning) is a multimedia gallery space with a focus on the future of cities. It's an important source of information on the present and future of the capital city and functions as an open platform for all those who are interested in the planning and development of Prague.
CAMP is part of the Institue for Planning and Development of the City of Prague and is financed by the Prague Magistrate. It's based on Karlovo Namesti, in the area of the Emauzy abbey complex, and boasts an exhibition hall with a unique 25-metre wide projection screen, a study area with a wide range of publications on architecture, urbanism, and design, a cafe with an outdoor terrace, and a lecture hall with a rich programme including public discussions, lectures by experts, workshops, film projects, creative workshops for children, and more.
CAMP also maintains and edits maps on the portal prahazitra.camp, which provides an overview of development projects in Prague from the initial idea stage to their realisation on building sites.
Dukelských hrdinů 47
170 00 Praha 7 - Holešovice
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This jewel of Czech functionalism, originally conceived as a venue for trade fairs, has been a site of the National Gallery in Prague since 1976. The palace was built between 1925 and 1928 and designed by the architects Josef Fuchs and Oldřich Tyl, and was at the time the biggest structure of its kind in the world. After the second world war, the palace became a base for international trade companies. On 14th August 1974, a massive fire (which took until August 20th to put out) almost destroyed the building. A decision was taken in 1976 to renovate the palace – a process which took until the 1990 to complete.
This year, Prague Sounds comes to Veletrzni Palace for the first time, with a project that seems almost tailor-made for the space. Electronica pioneer Alva Noto has appeared at Tate Modern, New York's Guggenheim, and the Venice Bienale, and now – together with Ensemble Modern - he performs Xerrox, Vol. 4 in the spaces of the National Gallery in Prague.
186 00 Praha 8-Karlín
Forum Karlín is a multi-functional hall located in Karlín, a progressive neighbourhood near Prague city centre. It was built on the former grounds of a historical steam boiler factory, which was operational throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1908. Forum Karlín was designed by the world-renowned Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, who said: “Forum Karlín is a unique industrial building. My job was to emphasize the uniqueness of this impressive place and sensitively modify its industrial origins. The project successfully accentuates the beauty of Karlín’s historical and industrial heritage.”
Previous festival concerts at Forum Karlin have featured Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe & Bang On A Can, Laura Mvula, and a concert performance of Zdeňek Liška's music for the film 'Markéta Lazarová.'
Vladislavský sál, Pražský hrad
Třetí nádvoří Pražského hradu 48,
119 00 Praha 1 - Hradčany
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Vladislavský sál sloužil od 16. století především královské reprezentaci. Odehrávaly se zde korunovační slavnosti a hostiny, rytířské turnaje, trhy s uměleckým a luxusním zbožím. Tato reprezentační funkce je částečně zachována dodnes: ve Vladislavském sále se konaly volby prezidenta republiky a stále zde probíhají slavnostní shromáždění spojená s významnými dny České republiky.
Festival Prague Sounds pokračoval v tradici mimořádných zářijových koncertů i v roce 2023, kdy se z hladiny Vltavy přesunul právě do Vladislavského sálu Pražského hradu, aby zde 3. září uvedl monumentální Válečné rekviem (War Requiem) Benjamina Brittena, ikonické hudební dílo 20. století.
Prvního pluku 20/2
186 00 Praha 8 — Karlín
Kasarna Karlin opened in 1848 as a soldiers' barracks, a purpose it served until the 1990s - after which the space served as little more than a huge car park, before a group of volunteers got involved in 2017, when enthusiasts from the Prague Centre organisation began to bring life to the abandoned space. The historic building remained empty, with the so-called new building opposite and the wide open space of the courtyard being used for cultural events. The former soldiers' swimming baths became a cafe where lectures and concerts take place in the winter months, with the spaces of the former garages also seeing year-round use. The courtyard is used for volleyball, a summer cinema, and open-air concerts.
110 00 Praha - Staré město
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The church was built by Prague German Luthereans between 1611 and 1614, and the primary donor was Count Jáchym Ondřej Šlik. Following the battle of Bila Hora, the church served the order of St. Paul. Josef II's reforms led to the disbanding of the Paulans and the church then served as a mint, stable, warehouse, and almshouse. Political changes in Austria in 1863 allowed the Prague Lutherans to buy the church for themselves. Since then, the church has been renovated several times. Since the beginning of the republic, Salvátor has served as the evangelical church of the Czech brethren in Prague 1.
At the Organic II concert, the artists will use the church's unique organ, whose renovation was completed by the German firm Eule Orgelbau in 2010. The instrument has a purely mechanical tract, three manauls with pedals, and 48 registers. It's built in the central German style and is suited to the interpretation of music from the baroque to early romantic eras.