Silent Malta_4

Date: 2012-07-06
Hour: 12:00
Normal price: admission free
Duration: 3 h
Venue: Culture Pathway


Channel 1

12:00 Wanda Wasilewska Słuchowisko Azjatyckie

12:50 MIŁOBĘDZKA / ZIMPEL Tyle tego Ty (wybór)

13:00 Scena Teatralna Trójki: Zyta Rudzka Zimny bufet

13:50 MIŁOBĘDZKA / ZIMPEL Tyle tego Ty (wybór)

14:00 Scena Teatralna Trójki: Wojciech Fułek Łóżka

14:50 MIŁOBĘDZKA / ZIMPEL Tyle tego Ty (wybór)

Channel 2

Agnieszka Szydłowska’s sets


Wanda Wasilewska Słuchowisko Azjatyckie

Incidentally, this year’s Malta Festival Poznań Idiom: Akcje Azjatyckie / Asian Investments, coincides with the Chinese Year of the Dragon. This snake-like creature with powerful claws symbolises a force that brings good fortune. When wishing someone good luck, polite Chinese say “may your child be born in the Year of the Dragon”. Incidentally, the author of this project was born in the Year of the Dragon and has now created a report aimed at recounting  a number of local Asian stories. These stories may not seem terribly spectacular and usually pass by unnoticed, but they may provide an opportunity to actually encounter Asia in Poznań. Wanda Wasilewska says about the Asian Report: “I will definitely not give you a recipe for sushi or stir-fired chicken. Neither will you learn what the Israeli Krav Maga self-defence system is about. In my report-like radio play I will let you meet people who you did not even know existed.

Miłobędzka / Zimpel Tyle tego Ty

Malta Festival Poznań 2012 has prepared an album of Krystyna Miłobędzka’s poems and music by Wacław Zimpel entitled Tyle tego Ty (So Much of It You) to celebrate the poet’s anniversary.

Wacław Zimpel confronted Krystyna Miłobędzka's texts and minimalism inspired by “Eastern sounds” - in particular the traditions of gagaku (Japanese court music) and shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute).  Old musical traditions of Japan give preference not so much to melody and harmony, but to sound – that is one of the basic ways of shaping the composition's dramatic atmosphere. The meeting between Miłobędzka and Zimpel is exceptional for many reasons. The poet's voice and her authorial interpretation are treated here as the most important element. Music and sound are background. Still, Zimpel managed to artfully create his own story about Miłobędzka's poetry. He was able to find the space that does not strip her poems of clarity and transparency of form.

Scena Teatralna Trójki:

Zyta Rudzka Zimny bufet

Zimny bufet (Cold Buffet) depicts three manifestations  of a mother: Matriocha, Matriona and Matrioshka symbolising three stages in life, as she tries to help her children mourn her death. The plot focuses on the story of a brother (Mariusz Bonaszewski) and sister (Małgorzata Kożuchowska) who meet at their mother’s wake. Before she died she had suffered from Alzheimer’s and the adult children cannot come to terms with how to remember her. They submit to the “funeral procedures” which are meant to help them cope with the indisputable fact that loved ones die. This seemingly simple albeit dramatic situation reveals many perspectives. The play received a Gdynia Dramaturgy Award.

direction Darek Błaszczyk
sound effects Andrzej Brzoska
music Andrzej Izdebski
cast Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak, Elżbieta Kijowska, Beata Fudalej, Małgorzata Kożuchowska, Mariusz Bonaszewski,  Edyta Olszówka, Łukasz Garlicki, Magda Kusa, Jan Piotrowski
duration 44 min

Wojciech Fułek Łóżka

In his radio play Łóżka (Beds) Wojciech Fułek plunges his characters into an unusual situation. Several men meet in a hospital room. They differ in most respects: their back-grounds, ages, professions and experience. The one thing they have in common is being in hospital due to illness. In their conversations, interrupted by medical procedures, they recount their lives and argue about beliefs and stances. But there is one matter on which they all have to agree – we are all helpless in the face of disease, suffering and death.

direction Janusz Kukuła
sound effects Andrzej Brzoska
soundtrack Marian Szałkowski
cast Magdalena Zawadzka, Adam Ferency, Stanisław Brudny, Marcin Przybylski , Krzysztof Gosztyła, Kazimierz Kaczor, Henryk Talar, Andrzej Ferenc, Agnieszka Judycka, Tomasz Marzecki
duration 44 min


Agnieszka Szydłowska’s sets

"It is so quiet. Outside leaves are rustling in the wind. Today my whole body is exclaiming: “I have climbed Śnieżnik Mountain!”. I close my eyes and see Poznań. It has not been a year and I still remember the people at the Festival Club: headsets and all, every now and then a twitch of the head or rhythms played with their fingers. “Wow, they are listening to the music I have prepared!” To play pieces in  a studio is one thing, but to play them through headsets and look at people anonymously is completely amazing. I am very happy that I will be able to have a go at this game with form and space again. I am tempted this time to choose music that makes it hard for people to sit still… My choice is rhythm, the universal element which, regardless of genre, affects the body and steals into the subconscious. It would be a novel experience to see people who despite sit-ting at the Festival Club with headsets are, in fact, dancing as their heads, legs and arms have been stolen away by… Can I do this? I do not know. I will try!"