WOLPE! What colour is the bird?

A theatre and concert evening with songs, texts and piano works performed by Gunnar Brandt-Sigurdsson, singing – Johan Bossers, piano – Viviane de Muynck, acting.

Stefan Wolpe (1902 in Berlin – 1972 in New York)

At the time of the Weimar Republic, the composer with Jewish roots composed workers‘ songs, Agitprop and Dada works and, among other things, used his experiences as a Bauhaus student in his energetic compositions.
Songs and piano works from the 1920s and 1945 are presented. Viviane de Muynck recites texts about Wolpe’s thinking, his life, his political motivation and the time in which he lived.


Coaching: Caroline Petrick
Production: Theater Transparant

Premiere: Beursschowburg Brussels

Edinburgh Festival
Holland Festival

Date: 17 January 2008
Composition: Stefan Wolpe
Production/Festival: Muziektheater Transparant
Location: Brussels (B)