Kafka Fragments, Junk Lectures
Sat 8 Sep 11amTickets £8.00
Peter Pears Recital Room
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.
Food will be available in the Concert Hall Café on Friday and Saturday 10am – 7.30pm. The Britten Studio Bar opens an hour prior to the evening performances and will stay open afterwards.