A new broadcasting studio has been set up in the premises of the former penitentiary on Cejl Street, nowadays called Káznice, which will broadcast live concerts, theatre performances, lectures, discussions and even religious masses. The premiere broadcast has been announced for this evening, featuring Tomáš Vtípil.
The Káznice LIVE studio is a response to the current coronavirus pandemic, which has prevented many creators and artists from maintaining direct contact with their fans. Live art is hence transferred to the Internet and the former penitentiary is a place from which it can be transmitted in good quality. The project is supported by the Tripitaka association, Masaryk University – Studex, Film Hub Brno, GNOMON production, TIC BRNO and Kreativní Brno.
The live broadcast starts today, 2 April at 8 p.m. with a performance by the Brno musician Tomáš Vtípil. It will primarily take place on the new Káznice LIVE Facebook page and concurrently on the Facebook profiles of the respective partners. There is also a comprehensive programming concept based upon the basic lines of the Káznice žije (Káznice Lives) project, thanks to which the site will be brought to life in the long run with respect to historical context. Several internet streams per week are planned and the organisers' ambition is to provide viewers with a quality cultural experience and enable them to stay in touch with the cultural scene in Brno. At the same time, it will also support Brno artists who have found themselves stripped of their opportunities to perform.