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Fonds Podiumkunsten

Zamenhof Project: Breaking the Codes

Zamenhof Project: Breaking the Codes

(Jerzy Bielski/Futurists/Gaudeamus)

Sunday 08 September 2019 / 14.00 / Muziekgieterij, Maastricht

Breaking the Codes: Zamenhof Project, by the young music theatre maker Jerzy Bielski, is a music theatre project inspired by the ideas and the life of Ludwik Zamenhof, the creator of the universal language Esperanto and promoter of world peace. On Sunday 8 September this performance will be in Kelmis. Kelmis is a small village that used to be part of Moresnet, which in the early 20th century was a small neutral country in Limburg, bordering Belgium, where for a while Esperanto was spoken.

Breaking the Codes: Zamenhof Project is situated somewhere between a concert, a museum visit and a theatre or dance production. The international cast, consisting of actors, musicians and dancers who between them speak seven languages, involves the audience in an exploration of communication (or miscommunication) and language. And the audience will not stay seated the whole time, but will be free to discover the space and installations together with the performers.

Jerzy Bielski

As of 2017 Polish composer Jerzy Bielski will be artist in residence at Gaudeamus. As such he will get an intensive working period for his expressive music theatre productions. Bielski’s residency is supported by a Nieuwe Makers grant from the Fonds Podiumkunsten.

In 2008 Bielski decided to become a professional jazz musician and got his BA at Middlesex University in London. However, in the meantime Jerzy managed to develop his passion for experimental, improvised sounds coming out of his Minimoog synth, playing, recording two albums and touring with a quartet Lanza! To divert from his not always straight path even more, he started his numerous attempts of organising the chaos of free improvisation and his own life, by putting it on paper in the form of dots and lines.

Tickets only available at the door: €15,-