Literature Unified at the Crown in Sint-Agatha-Berchem

A poetry festival which celebrates experimental poetry and the contemporary and historic avant-garde and its artists.

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Zaterdag/Saturday/Samedi 8 September 2018: 13:30 - ?? h

 

Openbare Nederlandstalige Bibliotheek Sint-Agatha-Berchem: Rue de l’église 131 Kerkstraat

GC De kroon: Rue J.B. Vandendrieschstraat 19

Dkantine: Rue J.B. Vandendrieschstraat 19

 

Free Entrance

 

NL

 

13:30 -18:00 // 19:00 - 21:00

 

GARDEN OF POETIC DELIGHTS: A[R]mour – a study in [MUR]

 

Maja Jantar (NL) + the audience

 

Een poëtische participatieve installatie met klankpoëzie, keramiek en muziek ontworpen door Maja Jantar.

 

 

Doors 19:30

 

POLIFONIC: Romanian Animated Poetry and Music

 

Curator: Simona Nastac (RO); Cello: Wouter Vercruysse (BE); Music: György Ligeti; Poets: Andrei Dósa (RO), Robert Elekes (RO), Livia Ștefan (RO), Michael Astner (RO), Matei Hutopila (RO), Henriette Kemenes (RO), Victor Țvetov (RO), Aleksandar Stoicovici (RO), Mihók Tamás (RO), Claudiu Komartin (RO); Animations: Raluca Popa (RO)

 

Tien hedendaagse Roemeense dichters geselecteerd door curator Simona Nastac brengen eigen werk, met muziek van György Ligeti uitgevoerd door Wouter Vercruysse en met video animaties door Raluca Popa.

 

In samenwerking met het Roemeens Cultureel Instituut te Brussel.

 

 

SYNTHESIS: Slovenian wordrum(e)escape show

 

Kristina Kočan – poetry, voice, electronics, kalimba; Denis Jančič – drums

 

Het Sloveense duo Kočan&Jančič brengen een wordrum(e) escape show.

 

 

FAREWELL JAM SESSION

 

All Participating poets

 

Afsluitende jam sessie open voor het publiek.

 

 

FR

 

13:30 -18:00 // 19:00 - 21:00

 

GARDEN OF POETIC DELIGHTS: A[R]mour – a study in [MUR]

 

Maja Jantar (NL) + the audience

 

Une installation participative avec de la poésie sonore, céramiques désingé par Maja Jantar.

 

 

Doors 19:30

 

POLIFONIC: Romanian Animated Poetry and Music

 

Curator: Simona Nastac (RO); Cello: Wouter Vercruysse (BE); Music: György Ligeti; Poets: Andrei Dósa (RO), Robert Elekes (RO), Livia Ștefan (RO), Michael Astner (RO), Matei Hutopila (RO), Henriette Kemenes (RO), Victor Țvetov (RO), Aleksandar Stoicovici (RO), Mihók Tamás (RO), Claudiu Komartin (RO); Animations: Raluca Popa (RO)

 

Dix poètes roumains contemporains sélectionnés par la conservatrice Simona Nastac présentent leur propre poèmes, avec de la musique de György Ligeti interprétée par Wouter Vercruysse et des animations vidéo de Raluca Popa.

 

En collaboration avec l’Institut Culturel Roumain à Bruxelles.

 

 

SYNTHESIS: Slovenian wordrum(e)escape show

 

Kristina Kočan – poetry, voice, electronics, kalimba; Denis Jančič – drums

 

Le duo slovène Kočan&Jančič vont presenter leur wordrum(e) escape show.

 

 

FAREWELL JAM SESSION

 

All Participating poets

 

Session d’improvisation avec la participation du public.

 

 

EN

 

13:30 -18:00 // 19:00 - 21:00

 

GARDEN OF POETIC DELIGHTS: A[R]mour – a study in [MUR]

 

Maja Jantar (NL) + the audience

 

A poetic garden participatory installation with sound poetry, ceramics and music by Maja Jantar.

 

 

Doors 19:30

 

POLIFONIC: Romanian Animated Poetry and Music

 

Curator: Simona Nastac (RO); Cello: Wouter Vercruysse (BE); Music: György Ligeti; Poets: Andrei Dósa (RO), Robert Elekes (RO), Livia Ștefan (RO), Michael Astner (RO), Matei Hutopila (RO), Henriette Kemenes (RO), Victor Țvetov (RO), Aleksandar Stoicovici (RO), Mihók Tamás (RO), Claudiu Komartin (RO); Animations: Raluca Popa (RO)

 

Ten contemporary voices of Romanian Poetry curated by Simona Nastac in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels and with the music of György Ligeti performed by Wouter Vercruyse and video projection of animations by Raluca Papa.

 

In collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels.

 

 

SYNTHESIS: Slovenian wordrum(e)escape show

 

Kristina Kočan – poetry, voice, electronics, kalimba; Denis Jančič – drums

 

Slovenian duo Kočan&Jančič bring a wordrum(e)escape show.

 

 

FAREWELL JAM SESSION

 

All Participating poets

 

Closing jam with the artists open to participation by the audience

 

 

 

Participating artists:

 

 

GARDEN OF POETIC DELIGHTS: A[R]mour – a study in [MUR]

 

MAJA JANTAR (NL)

Maja Jantar, director, performer, vocal artist, visual artist. Born as daughter of opera singers, she spends her childhood travelling through Europe with her mother, enters and exits various languages, cultures; nomadic migrant, balances between the opera world and playing in her grandma’s garden, between ducks, sheep and sunset. Her formation in visual arts creates a red line through her work, be it in the scores, the books, the scenography of her opera productions. Creating work not merely with the idea of exhibit in mind, but to be used, to be manipulated, to be transformed.

 

 

YOU, THE AUDIENCE

Write your artistic bio here.

 

 

 

POLIFONIC: Romanian Animated Poetry and Music

 

SIMONA NASTAC (RO)

Simona Nastac studied Art History and Theory in Bucharest and holds an MA in Creative Curating from Goldsmiths University, London. She has curated exhibitions and live poetry events in London, Seoul, New York, Saint Petersburg, Prague, Cluj, Craiova and Bucharest. She has also written numerous reviews for magazines and newspapers such as Flash Art, Eikon, Springerin, IDEA Cluj, Cultural Observer and ARTA Bucharest. In 2017 she published her first poetry book, “The Depressing Colour of Honey” (Tracus Arte, Bucharest), which won the Alexandru Mușina Prize “The King of the Morning” for poetry debut. A selection of her poems appeared in English translation in the online magazine Crevice.ro. Public readings at Poets at Meru (Iași), Tramvaiul 26 (Bucharest), Tipografia (Brașov) and European Poetry Festival in London. www. simonanastac.com

 

 

WOUTER VERCRUYSSE (BE)

Wouter Vercruysse (°1981 Courtray, Belgium) holds a Master of Music degree with highest distinction for cello at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, where he was under the tutelage of Judith Ermert. Prior to his studies in Ghent, he had the privilege of studying with Jan Van Kelst at the Conservatory of Courtray. Armand Coeck has been Vercruysse’s personal mentor, under whose tutelage he has been able to expand his skills as a guitarist, improviser, composer, and chamber musician. Just as well, he has taken masterclasses in cello from multiple Grammy Award winner Yo-Yo Ma and had chamber music coaching from Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) and Claus-Christian Schuster (Altenberg Trio of Vienna). To his credit, he has won first prizes in the Belfius Classics and Rotary competitions. With the St. George Quintet he became laureate of Supernova in 2016. With Duo Edenwood, he received a Second Prize in the Concours International Leopold Bellan Paris. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed concerts in the world’s most prestigious halls: Carnegie Hall of New York, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, and the BOZAR Center for Fine Arts in Brussels. Wouter Vercruysse plays on a cello made in 2011 by Noémie Viaud in Aarhus, Denmark a late 19th Century French cello by Paul Mangenot and an original 18th Century violoncello piccolo. www.woutervercruysse.com

 

 

GYÖRGY LIGETI (RO)

György Ligeti, in full György Sándor Ligeti, (born May 28, 1923, Diciosânmartin [now Tîrnăveni], Transylvania, Romania—died June 12, 2006, Vienna, Austria), a leading composer of the branch of avant-garde music concerned principally with shifting masses of sound and tone colours. (source: Encyclopedia Brittanica online)

 

 

ANDREI DÓSA (RO)

Born in Braşov, Andrei Dósa made his literary debut with Când va veni ceea ce este desăvîrşit (When Completeness Comes, 2011), for which he received the Mihai Eminescu Opera Prima National Award of Poetry and the Iustin Panţa Debut Prize. For his second book, Cartea Românească (American Experience, 2013), he was awarded the Young Poet of the Year prize at the Young Writers’ Gala. Recently, he published his third book Nada (2015). He has contributed to the literary magazines Poesis International, Astra and Corpul T, and to the Club Literar website and the Lumina de Avarie writing workshop. He also works as a translator of Hungarian literature into Romanian, mostly translating contemporary poets, including György Petri, István Kemény, and Szilárd Borbély, but also novels by Dezső Kosztolányi and Magda Szabó.

 

 

ROBERT ELEKES (RO)

Robert Elekes was born into a multi-ethnic family in Brașov, Romania. He currently teaches literary and translation studies at the Transylvania University of Brașov. He published his first poem, “Speologia Sinelui,” (Speleology of Self) in 2012. His first poetry volume, “aici îmi iau dinții-n spinare și adio” (here i sink my teeth into my spine and I’m off, 2015) was awarded the Mihai Eminescu Opus Primum National Poetry Prize, the Iustin Panța National Poetry Debut Prize and the Debut Prize of the Romanian Writers’ Union. He is the founder and coordinator of the poetry reading club and the poetry festival Dactăr Nicu’s Skyzoid Poets in Brasov.

 

 

LIVIA ȘTEFAN (RO)

Livia Ștefan appeared with poetry, prose and photography in various magazines and anthologies in Romania, USA, Sweden and Spain. She published re.volver (Casa de Pariuri Literare Publishing House, 2012) and Lolita32 (Casa de Editura Max Blecher, 2016). In April 2017, she took part in a translation workshop in Sweden, and in October 2017, she was invited at the Cosmopoetica International Poetry Festival in Cordoba, Spain. Livia also performs with the Oedip Piaf band.

 

 

MICHAEL ASTNER (RO)

Michael Astner read German and English at the Al. I. Cuza University in Iaşi. He is a poet, translator and publicist. He made his literary debut in 1985, in the German- language magazine Neue Literatur (Bucharest). His Romanian-language debut was in 1987, in Dialog, a Iaşi student magazine. He published two collections of poems, despre calitatea unui timp [on the characteristics of a time] (Iaşi, 1999) and ţara transformată-n vînt [the land transmuted into wind] (Bucharest, 2011). His poetry was published in numerous magazines in Romania and abroad (including the Austrian magazine manuskripte, no. 2/2006, which featured a bilingual series of poems in German and Transylvanian Saxon dialect) and in a number of anthologies such as Europa erlesen: Siebenbürgen (Klagenfurt, 1999) and Cele mai frumoase poezii din 2011 [The Most Beautiful Poems of 2011] (Bucharest, 2012). He translated into Romanian various books among which Richard Wagner’s novel Habseligkeiten (Catrafuse, Iaşi, 2006) and the memoirs of Joachim Gauck, the former President of Germany - Iarnă-n vară, primăvară-n toamnă [Winter in Summer, Spring in Autumn] (Bucharest, 2013). From Romanian into German he translated, among others, Radu Mărculescu’s Leid und Offenbarung in der sowjetischen Gefangenschaft [Suffering and Enlightenments in Soviet Captivity] (Berlin, 2008). Michael Astner was a member of Iaşi’s now defunct literary group Club 8. He is a freelance author, writing poetry in German and Romanian, translating from and into German and contributing (since 2007) a weekly column to Ziarul de Iaşi, titled Teutonul român [The Romanian Teuton]. He takes huge amounts of photographs and commutes between Iaşi and Amnaş (Hamlesch), his parents’ native village near Sibiu.

 

 

MATEI HUTOPILA (RO)

Matei Hutopila published ‘copci’ (‘stitches’, 2011) and ‘tișița’ (2016). He was awarded the debut prize by the Bukovina Writers’ Society and by the Hyperion Cultural Foundation, and was nominated for the Eminescu National Poetry Prize among others. The second book brought him a nomination to the ‘Young Poet of the Year’ award at the Young Writers’ Gala in Bucharest. His poetry has been translated into German, French and English and he held public readings at the main literature and poetry festivals in Romania - FILIT, FILB, Poezia e la Bistrița, Poets in Transylvania, German-Romanian Literary Festival Lectora, StudentFest.

 

 

HENRIETTE KEMENES (RO)

Henriette Kemenes writes poetry and short stories in Hungarian. She studied law at the University of Oradea, and is currently studying Hungarian language and literature at Partium University. She works for the Várad literary and cultural magazine. Present in three anthologies, she also has published in various literary magazines (Várad, Poesis international, Szépirodalmi Figyelő, Helikon, Szőrös Kő, Kulter etc.). Member of Élő Várad poetry organization, and member of the Hungarian Journalist’s Association of Romania. Kinde Annamária Prize winner.

 

 

VICTOR ȚVETOV (RO)

Victor Țvetov graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies at the State University of Moldova in 2012. In 2014, along with two other poets and a visual artist, he founded Lolita, a Bessarabian underground literary magazine. In 2015, he made his literary debut with a collection of poems entitled In the absence of important things (În lipsa unor lucruri importante), published by Max Blecher publishing house.

 

 

ALEKSANDAR STOICOVICI (RO)

Aleksandar Stoicovici was born in 1988 in Timisoara, Romania, of Serbian, German and Ukrainian descent. His first collection of poems, vineri (friday) was published in 2011, followed by aleksandar doarme (aleksandar is sleeping) in 2012. Selected poems have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish and Serbian.

 

 

MIHÓK TAMÁS (RO)

Mihók Tamás is a bilingual poet, translator and editor. He graduated from the Philology Department of University of Oradea. He was an exchange student at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) for two years and is currently a PhD student at the ‘Petru Maior’ University of Târgu-Mureş. He is constantly collaborating with cultural journals, such as Poesis Internațional, Várad, Familia and Szőrös Kő. Author of four poetry books: Şant- ier în rai (2013), winrar de tot (2015), cuticular (2017) and cuticulum vitae (2017) – the last one in Hungarian. He has translated four poetry books written by Radu Vancu, Constantin Virgil Bănescu, Krusovszky Dénes, Balázs F. Attila and also an anthology of contemporary Romanian poets. Winner of De-aş avea... (2014) and Kinde Annamária Prize (2017); member of FISZ (Young Hungarian Writers’ Union).

 

 

CLAUDIU KOMARTIN (RO)

Claudiu Komartin was born in Bucharest in 1983. His first poetry collection, Păpușarul și alte insomnii (“The Puppeteer And Other Insomnia”, 2003, 2007) won the most prestigious awards for literary debut (among which the “Mihai Eminescu” National Award). He also published Circul domestic (“Domestic Circus”, 2005), which was awarded The Romanian Academy Poetry Prize, Un anotimp în Berceni (“A Season in Berceni”, 2009, 2010), Cobalt (“Cobalt”, 2013) and Maeștrii unei arte muribunde (“Masters of a Dying Art”, 2017). He is also co-author of two plays and of several anthologies of Romanian contemporary poetry. Selections from his work were translated into German, Serbian, and Turkish. A Bulgarian version of “Cobalt” was published last year. He participated in

international poetry festivals, book fairs and workshops in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Graz, Belgrade, Prague, Zagreb, Sofia, Bratislava, Brussels, Madrid, San Sebastian, Novi Sad, Sarajevo, Stockholm, Göteborg, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Seoul. Since 2010, Claudiu is editor-in-chief of “Poesis international” literary magazine and of “Max Blecher” Publishing House. He is also coordinating a very popular poetry club in Bucharest, “Institutul Blecher”, that reached its 171st edition.

 

 

RALUCA POPA (RO)

Raluca Popa (n. 1979) a studiat la Universitatea de Artă din Cluj și are un Master în Fine Arts la Byam Shaw School of Art / Central Saint Martins din Londra. A expus la Guangdong Times Museum (China), Leopold Museum (Viena, Austria), Stadtbibliothek (Winterthur, Elveția), The Museum of Applied Arts (Viena, Austria), Lateral ArtSpace / Fabrica de Pensule (Cluj), Tranzit Bucureşti, Salonul de Proiecte şi MNAC Bucureşti. Lucrările sale au apărut în publicaţii de specialitate importante precum IDEA. Arts + Society, Kunstkritikk, The Catlin Guide 2012: New Artists in the UK și Axis UK. Mai multe despre Raluca Popa, puteți găsi pe site-ul artistei: www. ralucapopa.ro.

 

 

 

SYNTHESIS: Slovenian wordrum(e)escape show

 

 

KOČAN & JANČIČ

Kočan & Jančič (Mulberry Drum & Bike) present a synthesis of poetry and drums, where the poet uses her voice and electronic effects. Drums serve often as a counterpoint to the lyrical expression of the poet. In a contemporary manner, the artists intertwine poetry and music through the paradigm of improvisation. Poetry and music are never isolated entities, but remain in constant interaction, even codependency.

 

 

KRISTINA KOČAN (SI)

Kristina Kočan (Slovenia) is a poet and a translator. In 2016, she received a PhD in Contemporary American Poetry at the University of Maribor. So far, she has published three poetry collections, namely Šara (Junk, 2008), Kolesa in murve (Bicycles and Mulberries, 2014) and Šivje (Stitching, 2018). Her debut was nominated for the Best Debut Award. She writes lyrics for a Slovenian band Brest. In 2016 she began combining her poetry with drums with the Slovenian drummer Denis Jančič.

 

 

FAREWELL JAM SESSION

 

All Participating poets + YOU, THE AUDIENCE