A Tribute to the Brave concert will offer distant interplay between Prague and Bratislava

Prague 8. October 2018. The CESNET Association will connect live artists in the Czech Republic and Slovakia during A Tribute to the Brave concert held on the occasion of the award of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. It will take place on Wednesday, October 10th, at 7.30 pm, at the end of the International Conference to Honor the Laureate of the Václav Havel Award for Human Rights 2018: Unbearable Lightness of Evil.

Concerts can also be viewed online via a stream on the Czech TV website: http://bit.ly/pocta-stream.

The concert is organized in cooperation with the Václav Havel Library, the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.

Within the concert, Czech and Slovak musicians will be connected via the Internet and CESNET technology, which will allow them to interact. The artists and spectators at the Prague Crossroads (St. Anne's Church), where the conference will be held, will be part of a joint performance with spactators in the hall of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.

The Tribute to Brave Concert is an expression of respect for all who face or are forced to face some of the forms of injustice. That is why the compositions of Klement Slavický, Bohuslav Martinů, Gideon Klein, Pavel Haas and Ilja Zeljenky will be performed. All of them have been persecuted by the Nazi or Communist regime.

During the concert a MVTP (Modular Video Transmission Platform) technology developed by CESNET will be used. This technology enables the transfer of sound and several channels of high resolution video with a five-millisecond delay. This brings the musicians virtually closer at a distance of around two metres, corresponding to a similar sound delay in acoustic dissemination. The technology employed facilitates long-distance collaboration, cultural exchange and a unique experience for audience members.

CESNET is the industry leader in the High-speed high-resolution transmissions, even in 3D designs that allow long-distance data sharing while maintaining image quality. Transfers are primarily used by physicians, but they are also useful in art, cinematography, architecture and other disciplines. CESNET has already organized several musical performances where viewers can watch and listen to musicians playing together without being physically present in one place.

The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Czech Academy of Sciences in 1996. It has built and developed the national CESNET e-infrastructure, designed for science, research and education, including a computer network, computing grids, data repositories and an environment for collaboration, and offers a wide range of services for universities, scientific research facilities and other institutions. The Association also does its own research and development of information and communications technology and represents the Czech Republic in major international projects, particularly in building the pan-European GÉANT network. CESNET places great emphasis on the security of network operations, services and user protection.

Last change: 9.10.2018