»String by string«

music and poetry from persia and palestine

Saturday, 08.04.2023      

7:30 p.m.    

  

Venue: Ebnet Castle, Zehntscheune

Schwarzwaldstr. 278, 79117 Freiburg

 

 

Access to the castle and parking possibilities:

Access to the castle exclusively possible from Schwarzwaldstraße via the small castle bridge into the castle's courtyard.

There are enough parking possibilities on the castle ground area.


Programme

Literary concert with poems by Mahmoud Darwish and contemporary  Persian love poems by Forough Farrokhzād, in combination with free improvisation on the Iranian bowed violin Kamancheh and the Arabic short-neck lute Oud.

 

 

 

Misagh Joolaee, Kamancheh

Bark Khleifi, Oud

Christian Sutter, recitation

 

Curricula vitae artists (link)


From »Connection« by Forugh Farrokhzad

 

»...I sensed his heart peal inside mine

like the bell of a wandering sorcerer...«

 

»...I sensed my release.

I sensed my release...«

 

From »Crystal of Dreams«:

 

»...I was thirsty for your voice when it sang that smooth words to my ears, like lostful children when listen to old, rich legends...«

Excerpts from the poems »Connection« (right column of above picture) and »Crystal of Dreams« (left, above picture) by Forugh Farrokhzad.

 

Persian calligraphy: ©Fatemeh Sharifi Aghdam

 

Translation of »Vasl« from Reborn. Translation copyright 2010

by Sholeh Wolpé. 

 


Pictures: Christian Sutter © Susanna Drescher; Misagh Joolaee © Jo Titze; Bakr Khleifi © Alaa Francis
Pictures: Christian Sutter © Susanna Drescher; Misagh Joolaee © Jo Titze; Bakr Khleifi © Alaa Francis

Venue: Ebnet Castle, Zehntscheune

Schwarzwaldstr. 278, 79117 Freiburg

 

 

Access to the castle and parking possibilities:

Access to the castle exclusively possible from Schwarzwaldstraße via the small castle bridge into the castle's courtyard.

There are enough parking possibilities on the castle ground area.

 

Begin: Saturday, 08.04.2023, 7:30 p.m. (entry from 6:40 p.m.)

 

 

Tickets for this event can be purchased via the online ticket shop below or alternatively at the box office. 

 

  

The complete revenue of this concert is completely designated for the benefit of the artist and for the of continuation of this petite but fine concert series.

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String by String: music and poetry from Persia and Palestine

Saturday, 08.04.2023, 7:30 p.m., Ebnet Castle

Ticketversand online per E-Mail. Falls ermäßigte Tickets erworben worden sind: Bitte zeige die Berechtigung zur Ermäßigung beim Einlass in das Konzert vor. Danke.

25,00 €

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»string by string«

And I tire

from the moon’s feminine cycle

and my guitar falls ill

string

by string

I am a woman,

no more

and no less!

We will present a poetic-literary concert with poems by the most important Palestinian lyricist and poet Mahmoud Darwish and contemporary Persian (love) poems by Forough Farrokhzad, together with free improvisation on the Iranian bowed violin Kamancheh and the Arabian short-neck lute Oud.

 

It is an important concern of the Haus der Kultur Freiburg to create new spaces for experiencing and creating art by bringing together performers from different cultures and backgrounds.

On one hand the Basel based double bass player and literature connoisseur Christian Sutter as reader of the touching and freedom striving poems of Darwisch and Farrokhzad. On the other hand the virtuoso performers Misagh Joolaee (Iranian bowed violin “Kamantsche”) and Bakr Khleifi (Arabian short-neck lute “Oud”). Together they are three artists who mutually inspire each other and let word and sound merge into a unique symbiosis.

 

In the face of upsetting events in the world and especially in Iran, the poems of the most important Iranian poet of modern times, Forugh Farrokhzad, are more relevant than ever. She manages to break down traditional role models of men and women and tears apart the humiliation of women in today's Iran with poignancy.

 

Considering the irrepressible striving for freedom in this poetry, it is not surprising that the majority of these poems by Farrokhzad have been banned in Iran.

All the more reason for the Haus der Kultur to give these words space in a free society and to achieve an intense symbiosis with freely improvised music.

 

The words as well as the music will blossom thanks to the different facets that each of the participants brings to the table, both artistically and in terms of their respective backgrounds. These facets will become a mutual source of inspiration in the context of this poetic concert.

 

 

Begin: Saturday, 08.04.2023, 7:30 p.m. (entry from 6:40 p.m.)

 

Tickets for this poetic event can be purchased in advance via the online ticket shop and at the box office on the evening of the concert.

  

The complete revenue of this concert is completely designated for the benefit of the artist and for the of continuation of this petite but fine concert series.  


Ticket shop

String by String: music and poetry from Persia and Palestine

Saturday, 08.04.2023, 7:30 p.m., Ebnet Castle

Ticketversand online per E-Mail. Falls ermäßigte Tickets erworben worden sind: Bitte zeige die Berechtigung zur Ermäßigung beim Einlass in das Konzert vor. Danke.

25,00 €

  • Verfügbar