Kafka Fragments, Junk Lectures
Saturday 8 Sep 2018 11am
Part of Festival of New
A 20th-century classic for singer and violin
Soprano Rebecca Hardwick develops a new simply-staged interpretation of Kurtág’s seminal work Kafka Fragments (1986), paired with Junk Lectures (2016) by Oliver Brignall, both for voice and violin. Kurtág’s 40 fleeting ‘microscores’ present an existential study on the extremities of life based on extracts from Kafka’s diaries. Junk Lectures, a companion piece to the Kurtág, reflects these themes, considering the effects of hoarding and waste in modern culture.
All sessions in the Festival of New last about an hour.
The Concert Hall Café will be open as normal on Friday and Saturday 10am-5.30pm serving food from 12-3. Street food stalls and the bar will be open in the Hoffmann Building from 5-9pm on Friday and 3-9pm on Saturday.