Concert / Poetry Reading / Lecture – Paul Celan: Sounds and Visions - including performance of Psalm by Aurora Orchestra

Activity: Talk or presentationPerformance


Aurora and Poet in the City present a unique evening of poetry, music and art in celebration of the life and work of Paul Celan. Widely recognised as one of the most important European poets after 1945, Celan’s work touches powerfully on the personal and collective human experience of trauma and loss, and remains an important inspiration for artists across disciplines. For this special collaborative project, Edmund de Waal reveals the influence of the poet on his own work, and members of Aurora present music illuminating both the artistic background to and wider impact of Celan’s writing, including Martin Suckling’s new work, Psalm. With readings and vivid contextualisation from leading German translator and academic Karen Leeder, the event promises a fascinating cross-disciplinary introduction to one of the world’s great poetic voices; the ‘pure poet of the intoxicating line’. Supported by The Leche Trust, RVW Trust and Christoph & Marion Trestler Aurora Orchestra gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation Repertoire Webern Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11 Berg Piano Sonata, Op. 1 Harrison Birtwistle 'Todesfuge' from Pulse Shadows Martin Suckling Psalm Featuring Edmund de Waal Professor Karen Leeder John Reid (piano) Principal players of Aurora Orchestra
Period12 Nov 2015
Event titlePaul Celan: Sounds and Visions – Aurora Orchestra in association with Poet in the City
Event typePerformance
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map