Festival for Mobile Music and Marching Bands
Hranice Maleč Chotěboř Vysočina and surroundings
Summer 2017 and Spring 2018

Open Call & No Deadline!

After the great success of our first edition of Marching Bands / Pochodové Kapely in 2011 we are more than happy to announce our second edition FANFARA/FANFÁRY HRANICE (2017-18).

KRA organizes in September 2017 and May 2018 a new mini-festival with music in the open, on the move. The events take place at several open air locations, in the shadow of the Železné Hory Hills, a protected natural and agricultural area, but also in the small historical city of Chotěboř. During late Summer 2017 and Spring 2018, sonic public interventions, fanfara concerts on squares and in the streets, or solemn walks through fields and woods, are being programmed.

We work on the following concepts:

FANFARA CONCERTS: Starting from the traditional set-up and organization of a marching band, we will let the bands play their own repertoire, walking through villages and hamlets, but we will ask them to select at least one score of contemporary music, that has been commissioned by KRA. Also small experimental ensembles who want to move around and play are welcome.

FANFARA WORKSHOPS: As a modernization, but still conform to the concept of the traditional marching band, we will set up a series of workshops and discussions, investigating the possibility to make a new marching band with current possibilities of portable electronic and mini-computer-based instruments, and with new DIY instruments of any other kind.

All year long, KRA is accepting proposals for:
.   new compositions for marching bands of any kind and genre
.   workshops of making new mobile instruments, concerts and performances
.   musicians to participate at marching band concerts

All tiny and enormous ideas welcome: join in!
If you are interested in composing a piece for Fanfara Hranice, contact us. We will work it out together in finding/making you an ensemble, realizing the scores, rehearsing and performing, even recording it.

Schedule:  to allow a more proces minded creative approach and to allow for more versions of the commissioned pieces the festival has 2 parts with each a different character.

September 2017: A weekly series of small public performances and sonic interventions. Residents and participants are bringing their work during markets, fairs, afterwork hours, and street festivities in the nearby villages and town of Chotěboř. These are the first versions of the new pieces, with small mobile ensembles.
[Open Call Part 1 is running between March-August 2017]

April 2018: A prolonged festival weekend connecting the surrounding villages and city. The final versions of the commissioned pieces are performed by larger bands and extended guests.
[Open Call Part 2 is running between October 2017-March 2018]

Don’t wait till tomorrow: get in touch with us as soon as posible to discuss your ideas and plans, mail to
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