In The Poets’ Sounds project, which combines multiple artistic disciplines, six poets from different countries, and the SpeechArtTrio sprechbohrer from Cologne, make a new kind of art which mixes the borders of sound, poetry, and music. These new sounds can be experienced at concerts and literary festivals around Europe throughout the Summer 2022. The poets of the project are Tone Avenstroup (Norway), Eduard Escoffet (Catalonia), Katalin Ladik (Hungary), Morten Søndergaard (Denmark), Miia Toivio (Finland), and Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck (Switzerland). Escoffet, Søndergaard, and Toivio perform at Poetry Moon Festival.
The Poets’ Sounds come from a no-man’s land that knows no borders. It is literature and music combined; The Poets’ Sounds don’t just switch from one language to another in the same breath, but reinvent language itself. In a word: The Poets’ Sounds is an experiment which Morten Søndergaard (DK), Miia Toivio (FI), Eduard Escoffet (ES), and the SpeechArtTrio sprechbohrer (Sigrid Sachse, Harald Muenz, and Georg Sachse, DE) dare to undertake together.
The event is divided into two parts.
The event begins with Marina Agathangelidou’s opening words. The artists participating the project, Morten Søndergaard, Miia Toivio and Eduard Escoffet, first read their texts, and then discuss their thoughts and experiences about reaching over the borders of arts.
The event culminates in The Poets’ Sounds performance. Each of the poets compose a piece for three speaking voices, that will be interpreted by the sprechbohrer trio. In the performance, sprechbohrer uses the texts of all the poets of The Poets’ Sounds project.
The audience is given out programmes, that provide background for the performance.
In cooperation with Goethe-Institut Finnland and Lettrétage.