lyrikline blog

Poetry and performance (4) – Presenting a poem in different ways

Posted in Gerhard Falkner by lyrikline on 18. March 2016

poetry and p klien

 

A poem is a poem – what else could it be? The German poet Gerhard Falkner is eager to try out new ways of presenting his work. Collaborations with other artists, filmmakers, graphic and sound designers are the results of his curiosity towards new shapes and dimensions of poetry.

[a playlist for World Poetry Day 2016] music performances

Mi 17.10. 20:00 Mein Vorbild – Tom Schulz trifft Gerhard Falkner Tom Schulz im Gespräch mit Gerhard Falkner Foto: gezett.de

Gerhard Falkner Foto: gezett

In an interview with lyrikline he describes the two steps of his artistic process. During the creation of a poem the dimension of sound is already included: “Denken ist hören” – “thinking is listening” and cannot be separated from writing or reading. But the access to poetry differs: Reading and listening are two possibilities with different advantages. The second step of the process comes after the production when the “original” poem is already concluded. In collaborations Falkner describes himself as a tree that is being put in scene by a fence or a poster: It is still the tree but it is being looked at differently. His openness towards working together with other artists anticipates the recognition of different energies. Text, sound and action must profit from the coincident presentation. The first performance of Das Wort by Gerhard Falkner and Sound Designer Johannes Malfatti at the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin demonstrates the synergy of improvisation and montage of text and sound.

Gerhard Falkner at lyrikline

 

Poesie und Performance (4) – Viele Arten ein Gedicht zum Sprechen zu bringen

Posted in Gerhard Falkner by lyrikline on 18. March 2016

poetry and p klien

Ist das Gedicht immer schon Performance? Oder ist es erst einmal nur der Ausgangspunkt, der einzeln für sich steht und gleichzeitig die Auseinandersetzung und Weiterentwicklung durch andere Künstlerinnen sucht? Gerhard Falkner ist in der Dichterszene für seine Experimentierfreudigkeit bekannt. Für ein Interview mit lyrikline gibt er Einblicke vom Entstehungsprozess seiner Gedichte bis zur Aufführung mit anderen Künstlern.

[a playlist for World Poetry Day 2016] music performances

 

Eine Audioaufnahme der Live-Performance Das Wort in der Literaturwerkstatt Berlin demonstriert die Synergien, die der Zusammenarbeit von Gerhard Falkner und Johannes Malfatti entspringen.

 

Gerhard Falkner auf lyrikline