This year, the works of Thomas Mann will be the second theme of Malta Festival Poznań. Apart from The Magic Mountain, the Thomas Mann programme will also include an installation/concert by Romeo Castellucci and a performance by Marcin Masecki, in addition to various thematically related films and discussions. Romeo Castellucci has been compared to such visionaries of the theatre as Jerzy Grotowski, Tadeusz Kantor and Robert Wilson. The artist’s accolades include a Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale for his entire oeuvre. In 2013, Romeo Castellucci was the curator of the Malta Idiom, Oh Man, Oh Machine. His installation at this year’s festival will be a commentary to Thomas Mann’s novel Doctor Faustus. This is also the novel that will be referred to by Marcin Masecki, a Polish pianist and composer, holder of the prestigious Paszport “Polityki” award. The pianist will perform Ludvig van Beethoven’s last sonata as he attempts to be as close as possible to the perspective of the deaf composer. Thomas Mann’s description of this piece in Doctor Faustus is now a prominent feature in the history of music.
The programme dedicated to Thomas Mann’s works will aim to not only remind the audience about this famous and influential European author, but also to open a plane for discussion on the topicality of his novels today.
Accreditation for professionals and members of the press
The full festival programme will be available at the beginning of May on www.malta-festival.pl.
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