Performance is inspired by Mauricio Kagel’s piece Der Turm zu Babel and Emil Belluš’s monumental foyer architecture of the Faculty of Architecture in Bratislava (Námestie Slobody 19), built in Functionalist style.
Project is a reinterpretation of the original performance, premiered in September ´16 in Slovak National Gallery by Eva Šušková, Peter Mazalán and the vocal ensemble of the students of the Comenius University. The new production has arisen from the cooperation with the students of architecture Alexandra Müller and Katarína Ružinská.
Der Turm zu Babel song cycle is a masterful depiction of the Old Testament passage in seventeen languages variations. Constant allusions to the cultural and social mannerisms of individual nations are balancing on the edge between naïveté and refinement, kitsch and sophisticated music.
Premiere: 10 – 2016 / Foyer – Faculty of Architecture STU, Bratislava / Length: 40 minutes
Concept – performers: Peter Mazalan / Eva Šušková / Cooperation: Alexandra Müller / Katarína Ružinská