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Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate performed by Florian Kaplick

24 August 2019


Florian Kaplick en route to the site of Hutchinson Camp, Isle of Man

Cample Mill, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire

As part of CAMPLE LINE’s Summer 2019 Edition, Florian Kaplick will perform Kurt Schwitters’ sound poem Ursonate, a vocal piece consisting of four movements, an overture and finale.

Schwitters began writing Ursonate in 1922 and first performed it in 1925 before publishing it in 1932 as ‘Sonate in Urlauten’ (Sonata in Primordial Sounds). Comprising repeated abstract sounds that involve physical vocal performance, Schwitters noted: ‘The fourth movement, long-running and quick, comes as a good exercise for the reader’s lungs.’ Kaplick will also read some shorter Schwitters poems in English/German, including a new interpretation of Schwitters’ famous poem An Anna Blume (1919).
Kaplick will give the performance within the context of the summer exhibitions: DOUBLE ACT by David Osbaldeston and FARM WEEDS by Charlie Hammond. Further programme details.

A musician and performance artist as well as a psychiatrist and lecturer, Florian Kaplick has a special interest in Schwitters’ sound poetry.



Free: Booking advised

Telephone: 01848 331 000 (Thurs–Sat, 11am–5pm)


24 August 2019
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Cample Mill
Cample, Dumfriesshire Scotland DG3 5HD United Kingdom
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