The musician Masha Qrella first became aware of the German author Thomas Brasch in Marion Brasch’s novel “Ab jetzt ist Ruhe.” The author’s personal perspective seemed familiar to her: A family story of GDR nomenclature from the perspective of the little sister. She started to read texts by Thomas Brasch, and they stuck with her.
In this musical dialogue with herself, her fellow musicians and guests, she confronts the audience with the intense challenges in Brasch’s poems, to participate in the struggle with the world and with one’s own existence within it. “Woanders” attempts “to think the monstrous first of all” and to create the space that Brasch yearned for as “staying where I’ve never been.” A place that connects outside and inside, “below and above the fairy tale.”
The performance features special guests: Andreas Spechtl, Tarwater, Dirk von Lowtzow and Marion Brasch
Masha Qrella: Woanders
Saturday, 4th-7th December 2019 | Starts 20:00 CET
HAU2 | Hallesches Ufer 32 | 10963 Berlin
Image credit: Diana Näck