Schwitters Spoken Loud and Softly: Florian Kaplick live performance

Paul Yates

Dates

Wednesday 8 May

Visitor information

Time

6-7pm

Price

Donations welcome, free entry

Booking

No booking necessary 

About

In a special event to mark the closing of Heather Ross’ installation The Loud and the Soft Speakers, musician and performer Florian Kaplick (the main protagonist in Ross's installation) will give a live performance of Kurt Schwitter’s two most iconic works. This will include a performance of Schwitters' seminal sound poem The Ursonate (approx 40 mins) and a new  interpretation of his famous poem An Anna Blume, now celebrating its centenary yearThis poem will be heard within a ‘recital collage’ created by Kaplick which references the work of American author Paul Auster. In three novels Auster uses a female character by the name of ‘Anna Blume’ in the very same spelling as Schwitters’ heroine of 1919. Intrigued by this and stimulated by the musical qualities of Auster’s writing, Kaplick collages together excerpts from Auster’s novels with Schwitters’ poem - read in various languages - to form a new 20 minute performance. Not to be missed this is a rare opportunity to experience these works live!