Wednesday, March 18, 7 pm
Metamorphoses: Of the animal in humans and the human in animals
A musical and literary evening with Helge Heynold (text) and Gregor Praml (double bass / loop station)
Even in antiquity, Apuleius wrote about the transformation of a man into a “golden ass”. As a donkey with human reason, this creature must realize how many different relationships people enter into, amongst each other and even with donkeys. The first European collection of fairy-tales, Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile, is also about animals and humans, about the animal inside every human and the human inside the animal – as would also be the case later, in the tales of the Brothers Grimm. Helge Heynold reads stories about transformations and incorporations, and the Frankfurt-based musician Gregor Praml illustrates them with a double bass and a loop station. A resounding reading.
Fee: 15 €
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