Opposites attract, and this is the same here: In their videos, produced especially for the poesiefestival, the artists set to music and recite their own and other people’s texts, as different as their music: from Plath to Rilke, from Rumi to Norwegian Christian hymns transformed into melodic Sufi texts, to jazzy Polish-German blues-rock lyrics, to settings of Italian poems by Sara Ventroni and Gabriele Frasca. The result: subtlety meets deep passion and grounded groove.
The texts are read and recited in English, German, Pashto/Afghaani and Italian. The texts are available for reading along in German translation.
The event is for free, but you can donate to support poesiefestival here.