Ursonate - Kurt Schwitters (DEU)

Ursonate - Kurt Schwitters

Ursonate - Kurt Schwitters (DEU)Kurt Schwitters began writing his sound poem Ursonate (“Primeval Sonata”) in 1923. It’s a classic of the Dada movement that humorously critiqued traditional art forms. Ursonate’s capacity to astonish, entertain, baffle, and provoke laughter endures, embodying political dissent through its artistic innovation and refusal to adhere to conventional aesthetics. This Dadaist masterpiece retains its relevance, illustrating the power of non-conformity through art. Anke Lucks (composer and trombonist from the Potsa Lotsa wind quintet) and reciter Thomas Krüger will bring it to life in a unique musical adaptation. Krüger, who recited Ursonate in Leipzig in 1986 before becoming Berlin’s Senator for Youth and Family in 1991, has previously performed it with Potsa Lotsa at notable venues like Berlin’s Maxim Gorky Theatre and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

Photo: Herbert Weisrock