Kurtág's piece for violin and soprano in a version with live video picturing Kafka's drawings
‘Kafka-Fragmente’ combines György Kurtág’s most improbable composition for solo violin and soprano with an animation of some of Kafka’s sketchy drawings, revealed to the public only in 2021.
Wibert Aerts (violin)
Katrien Baerts (voice)
Lise Bruyneel (live video)
First performed at Festival 2021 in Leuven
From a certain point on, there is
no going back.
That is the point to reach.
Above a few pictures from the premiere and rehearsal, below a few examples of Kafka's drawings used in associations with Kurtág.
"Kafka and Kurtág, who (or what) do you need more to experience an exceptional concert? Darkness and essence everywhere. A dark stage, black-clad performers, enigmatic drawings projected on a screen, a violinist and a soprano performing Kafka-Fragmente."
Roger Creyf, klassiek centraal, 10.10.2022