21.05
Saturday

17.15 - 18.45

Arena Toruń, ul. Bema 73-89
SONGS WITHOUT WORDS
Thom Luz i Bernetta Theaterproduktionen, Zurich/Switzerland

In his theatre Thom Luz focuses on tensions between music, words, and provocative images, thus creating a unique, magical atmosphere through which sound passes unhindered. The director is said to be following Christoph Marthaler’s aesthetic principles. Working together with the composer Mathias Weibel, in Songs Without Words, Luz expands Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s piano cycle with the same title with unexpected noises, reverberations and images. Five extraordinary musicians and performers reconstruct, minute by minute, sound by sound, a car crash which has happened in a forest clearing at night. This musical performance is about shock and speechlessness, destruction and the future, life, and death.

The Swiss director visited Kontakt in 2018 with his production of Büchner’s Leonce and Lena, and in 2021 the festival viewers saw the film Wolkendienst (Cloud Service), which is a recording of the performance The Clouds, the Birds, the Wealth based on motives from Aristophanes.

 

Performances:

21.05 5.15 PM

22.05. 5:30 PM

 

Arena Toruń, ul. Bema 73-89

fot. Sandra Then

Directing: Thom Luz