Kafka Fragments in Dundalk Gaol

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The Irish premiere of György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments, a work of sparse lyrical beauty, is to performed by soprano Claire Booth and violinist Peter Manning in the unique setting of Dundalk Gaol this Friday, 21 February. ”

Kafka Fragments is composed of 40 exquisitely crafted miniatures, scored for soprano and solo violin. Louth Contemporary Music Society presents the Irish Premiere of Kafka Fragments.

Hungarian contemporary composer György Kurtág drew inspiration from the diaries, letters and notebooks of Franz Kafka to create this powerful work.

Kurtág lets these extracts from Kafka’s private writings expand, so that a tiny anecdote, or even just a few words, can bulge with meaning. Aligning so many of them, he allows a whole view of life to emerge in shards and spaces. Tickets are €10 and are available from www.centralticketbureau.com or 0818 205 205.


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