Musik & Theater

Bart Moeyaert, Foto: Joost Joossen

Bruegel and his animals
Reading (in German) with piano improvisation and live painting, on the theme of “Inspired by Bruegel”

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The paintings of the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel are thronged not only with people, but also with animals. Flemish author Bart Moeyaert reads stories and extracts abouts some of these beasts. Musician Stefan Foidl expands the piano’s sound palette through the use of electronics. His improvisations bring these animals to life, taking us into their experience and their sense of the world. Meanwhile the illustrator Gerda Dendooven adds to all this by creating images in real time, which are immediately displayed in a large format above the stage.

“For me as a musician, this collaboration with an author and a live-painter, this working as a trio to combine three art forms, is like suddenly discovering an exciting film”, says pianist Stefan Foidl. “It gives rise to a very rare art form. This promises to be a wonderful, immersive experience.” This event marks the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder.  One of his most famous works is “The Great Tower of Babel”, painted in 1563.

A joint production between Büchereien Wien, the Flanders Delegation of the Belgian Embassy, and MuTh

Tickets: Band A €35/ B €30/ C €25; box seats €45
Student Club, children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9