01. April 2012

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

Exit Eden feat. Phil Minton On a slow boat to China

Musical boat trip from Krems to Melk and back including a reading and a concert at Stift Melk
11 a.m. boat trip (departure at the landing stage in Krems/Stein)

Exit Eden feat. Phil Minton: Phil Minton (voice), Michael Bruckner-Weinhuber (guitar), Clayton Thomas (bass), Mathias Koch (drums), Hannes Loeschel (piano, Fender Rhodes, direction)

3 p.m., Stift Melk / Kolomani hall
(shuttle service provided from the landing stage in Melk to Stift Melk and back)
Poetical texts & traditional Korean music

KOREAN MUSIC PROJECT: Hyosun Kang (piri), Najung Jin (gayageum), Gilong Chae (daegeum), Sori Choi (percussions), Iho Ahn (pansori singing)

(return trip departure from landing stage Melk around 4 p.m. arrival in Krems/Stein scheduled for about 6 p.m.)

On Palm Sunday, the cruise boat ms austria princess undocks to follow the familiar Danube currents through the Wachau carrying an unusual crew and sound equipment. On a long trip on shaky grounds, the ensemble Exit Eden featuring international musicians from Austria and Australia as well as singer Phil Minton will be, so-to-speak, on their way from Lost Paradise to the Garden of Eden.
On the ms austria princess’s concert stage the rocky-avant-garde “Songs of Innocence” by Hannes Loeschel will sound based on the texts by William Blake, the poet, painter and follower of the Jerusalem order who became famous through his graphics for Milton’s “Paradise Lost”. At the point when the monastery comes into sight from down on the Danube, after passing sound miniatures and motifs from the Sermon on the Mount, Exit Eden will have arrived at the foot of Melk’s Garden of Eden and impro play with the Far Eastern colleagues from the KOREAN MUSIC PROJECT. Piano and guitar will melt with the Korean zither gayageum, the oboe-like wind instrument piri and the bamboo flute daegum. Finally, in Melk, “A slow boat to China” will berth.
During their time ashore the passengers will encounter the poet Reiner Kunze, who, like no other, is capable of expressing the extraordinary through a simple and distinctive way of intonation of the German language and whole worlds lighten up through only a handful of words. In the Stift Melk Kolomani hall, Kunze’s poetry of images, which is always full of devout humanity and an emotional bond to nature, will fuse with traditional Korean music and the special Korean musical genre of the pansori—not a coincidental encounter: in the course of a kind of globalization poetry, Reiner Kunze—the former “public enemy” who was “released” from the GDR to Germany’s West—has studied various Asian forms of poetry like the Korean sidcho; his poems were also translated to Korean. Pansori, sung folk tales accompanied by percussions and going back to shamanic South Korean rituals, was taken up on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage in 2003. Reiner Kunze’s lyrical poetry that is said to strive for beauty with “revolutionary impetus” will take the passengers from the monastery aboard the boat where Exit Eden will be their return ticket on the “Slow Boat to China”.

Whole day: 29.- / 26.-
Stift Melk only : 16.- / 14.-

By the friendly support of
Weltkulturerbe Wachau
musik aktuell
Stift Melk
KAMS (Korea Arts Management Service)


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