Playback Play #7: Advent
Dwa Osiem, Teatr Powszechny, Komuna// Warszawa, Bazylika Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa
Organized by Stowarzyszenie Plan B.
Curated by Michał Libera and Michał Borkiewicz
Layout by Piotr Bukowski
PR by Monika Zarzycka
* Dwa Osiem, Zamoyskiego 26a
18.00: Béla Tarr: "Werckmeister Harmonies" – screening
20.30: DJ Lenar solo: dedicated to Béla Tarr's "Werckmeister Harmonies"
21.30: Joanna Halszka Sokołowska solo: Franz Schubert's "Winterreise"
22.30: Jean-Hervé Péron, Zsolt Sőrés Ahad, Jerzy Rogiewicz: "Melancholy of Resistance", Chapter 1: Altered States
* Komuna// Warszawa, Lubelska 30/32
19.00: Joanna Halszka Sokołowska with choir: Msza
20.00: Richard Youngs solo
* Bazylika Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa, Kawęczyńska 53
21.00: Phil Minton, Gerard Lebik, David Maranha: "Melancholy of Resistance", Chapter 2: Werckmeister Harmonies
* Teatr Powszechny, Zamoyskiego 20 (30 PLN)
20.00: David Thomas, DJ Lenar, David Maranha, Jerzy Rogiewicz, Zsolt Sőrés Ahad: "Melancholy of Resistance", Chapter 3: Sermo Super Sepulchrum
* Dwa Osiem, Zamoyskiego 26a (10 PLN)
22.00: Richard Youngs, David Maranha, Wacław Zimpel: Richard Young's "Advent"
*** Program subject to slight changes
ACCOMPANYING CONCERT: 15/12/2014
* Lokal A-I-R, Marszałkowska 9/15
20.30: Phil Minton & Gerard Lebik
Advent: time of silence and expectant waiting for Coming of the Christ. Lord's anger, plagues and distasters for the sinners; great joy for the faithful believers. Key-words: panic, anxiety, extermination, infatuation. This year's Playback Play will be dedicated to one of the version of this story - sequence of events happening in a small town in Hungary as narrated by László Krasznohorkai in his "Melancholy of Resistance". An unexpected arrival of circus with a giant dead whale triggers off the advent-machinery: expectant waiting turns into panic, panic turns into riots, riots turn into extermination and all that into a thick description of a major moral position of our times, named by the prolific writer "melancholy of resistance".
Within a short residency in Warsaw, the invited artists will work on a music adaptation of the book. Introduction to the story, "Altered States" will be presented by one of the founding leaders of Faust, Jean-Hervé Péron; the main chapter – by Phil Minton; and a final "Conclusion" by a legendary founder of Pere Ubu - David Thomas. They will be accompanied by: Gerard Lebik, DJ Lenar, David Maranha, Jerzy Rogiewicz, Zsolt Sőrrés. The three concerts will be preceeded by screening of film adaptation of the book by Béla Tarra and a „film for an ear” performed by DJ Lenar.
"Melancholy of Resistance" orbit will be filled with a number of other advent events. Joanna Halszka Sokołowska will perform her "Msza" accompanied by a choir and Franz Schubert's "Winterreise” - a capella. For the end of "Advent" Richard Youngs's piece of the same title will be played by its author together with David Maranha and Wacław Zimpel.