Villa Tugendhat in cooperation with the Brno Philharmonic offers 2 concerts and 1 audio installation on 14 and 15 June 2013.

The 26th Exposition of New Music, subtitled Resounding Gardens, offers the audience a unique opportunity to encounter music in Brno gardens, places turned into gardens as well as concert halls. World and Brno authors will present their installations, performances and live concerts in gardens of famous personalities and unique villas, also in the botanical gardens or an eco-garden. This unusual festival will also include extraordinary concert programmes in the Municipal House (Besední dům) and Villa Tugendhat, including a Philharmonic concert and a garden party with free improvisation. New Music will gradually resound in eleven places of Brno from 12 June!



  1. Besední dům, foyer and hall (Komenského nám. 8) 
  2. House of the Lords of Kunštát, courtyard (Dominikánská 2) 
  3. Garden under the fortifications (Špilberk park) 
  4. Governor's Garden – Music pavilion (Denisovy sady) 
  5. Villa Tugendhat – garden and glass room (Černopolní 45) 
  6. Jurkovič House – garden (Jana Nečase 2) 
  7. Leoš Janáček Memorial – garden (Smetanova 14) 
  8. Botanical Gardens, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Masaryk University – greenhouse (Kotlářská 2) 
  9. Mendel Museum – garden (Mendlovo nám. 1a) 
  10. Open Garden, Environmental Partnership (Údolní 33)
  11. Botanical Gardens and Arboretum, Mendel University (tř. Generála Píky 1)



Ticket reservations available ONLY VIA THE BRNO PHILHARMONIC at or at the box office.
Ticket price: full price 100,- CZK; reduced price 50,- CZK
Audience capacity is 50 seats and stiletto heels are not permitted in the interior.


Friday 14 June 2013

19:00 Resounding installation: Monahan: A Piano Listening to Itself – Brno Variation (Villa Tugendhat – garden)
Monahan’s composition is based on music by Leoš Janáček and Henry Cowell, who briefly met in Brno. Fragments of their works will sound from two pianos placed in the garden. The sound of the compositions will also involve random activity of nature, especially when the wind enhances the effect of the piece by vibrating the strings, like Aeolus’ harps.

21:00 CONCERT (only performance): Harder: Grigio Due (Villa Tugendhat – glass room)
Sound installation by German composer will sound through the extraordinary space of the glass room for several dozen minutes. Listeners will have a  chance to enter into the unexpected space of sounds, coupled with a  view of the darkened Brno.


Saturday 15 June  2013

21:00 CONCERT: Bosetti, Abrahams: We Who Had Left (Villa Tugendhat – glass room)
Two extraordinary musicians present their unique project for voice and piano, reflecting the legacy of Leoš Janáček.