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Schwitters Spoken Loud and Softly: Florian Kaplick live performance

8 May 2019 6:00 pm


Florian Kaplick – photo ©Paul Yates

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

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 year. This 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!


Donations welcome, free entry
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Cample Line
Cample Mill
Cample, Dumfriesshire Scotland DG3 5HD United Kingdom
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