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Jazz & Lyrics: Words and Sounds

A Rilke jazz evening
Sun 13.10.2019 - 20:00 h
15,00 - 20,00 €

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Informationen zum Werk

A fusion of jazz and lyrics in the Tischlerei

approx. 90 mins / no interval



Yara Blümel

Recitation and Vocals

Ilja Richter


Raija Holm

About the performance

Rilke wrote his essay "Primal Sound" in 1919, and it is now 100 years old. This is reason enough to trace Rilke's relationship with music and the sounds of his words. To imagine alongside Rilke how, for example, the graphic transfer of the coronal suture of the human skull to a phonograph may sound, and what is the primal sound within us all.

Actress Yara Blümel and famous actor, singer and entertainer Ilja Richter trace Rilke's tracks and revive his works with music from Christian Meyers and Martin Johnson alongside musicians from our BigBand.

In its new series of jazz events in the Tischlerei the Big Band of the Deutsche Oper Berlin presents five themed concerts featuring smaller formations of the Big Band and guests. The concerts focus on a particular subject or composer, amalgamating music and poetry. Texts, biographical information, poetry and background information on the evening’s unifying theme combine to produce a unique experience for the audience.

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