Stivín's album Zodiac (Zvěrokruh in Czech, released 1977) was never performed live, until Spring 2007, in time for 40th anniversary of its creation. From studio version, where Stivín played also drums beside saxes, flutes etc., and posted here before, he retained both string quartet and mixed choir (even in updated personnelss). Slovak pianist Gabriel Jonáš was busy at the time for Prague Spring Festival, so he was replaced by Karel Růžička. Added are vibraphonist Radek Krampl and Stivín's occasional international partners, bassist Ali Haurand and drummer Daniel Humair. Various medieval melodies are used in choir parts. I think result is still vital mix of classical & early music, folklore and jazz.
JiŘí STiVíN - Zodiac Live at Prague Spring 2007
01. Živly / Elements (Jiří Stivín) 28.15
02. Nálady / Moods (Jiří Stivín) 23.50
03. Zvěrokruh / Zodiac (Jiří Stivín) 14.35
04. Miserere (Stivín-Růžička-Krampl-Haurand-Humair / Anonym) 5.30 (encore)
Jiří Stivín - flutes, saxes and bass clarinet
Karel Růžička - piano
Radek Krampl - vibes, marimba and devices
Ali Haurand - double bass
Daniel Humair - drums
Talich Quartet (Jan Talich - 1st violin, Petr Maceček - 2nd violin, Vladimír Bukač - viola, Petr Prause - cello)
Kühn mixed chorus, choirmaster Marek Vorlíček.
Czech Radio broadcast. Recorded June 2, 2007 at Prague Crossroad (Saint Anna Church). Concert was part of Prague Spring festival.