"Balance is achieved when two scales swing on the same level: when music and literature make the soul fly and stimulate reflection, when the familiar from the trove of the musical treasury becomes audible (again) and the new finds a place, and when art brings its feminine weight to the scales in a clearly visible way."
Treat yourself to a lunch break and let yourself be whisked away to the special atmosphere of Vienna's Imperial Court Chapel for half an hour of music and lyrics.
The daily changing music programme creates a special atmosphere for new literary works written by five renowned female writers especially for "IMPULSE in der Hofburg Kapelle" and IMAGO DEI. As part of the premiere series, Barbara Frischmuth, Sabine Gruber, Maja Haderlap, Anna Kim and Ana Marwan reflect on the motto "Balance" in their new texts in various forms and diverse associations.
Premiere texts by Barbara Frischmuth, Sabine Gruber, Maja Haderlap, Anna Kim and Ana Marwan
Monday, April 3:
"Balance und ihr Gebrauch in der Sprache" [approx. translation: "Balance and its use in language”] by Barbara Frischmuth
Tuesday, April 4:
"Die bare Münze" [approx. translation: “At Face Value (lit.: The Bare Coin)"] by Ana Marwan
Wednesday, April 5:
Text by Sabine Gruber
Thursday, April 6:
"Schwindel" [approx. translation: “Con” or “Dizziness”] by Anna Kim
Friday, April 7:
"Fliegen und Fallen" [approx. translation: “Fly and fall”] by Maja Haderlap
Recitation: Nadja Kayali
Musical arrangement: Company of Music
In co-production with IMAGO DEI Festival, where the concerts take place daily at 08:00 a.m.
Further information at www.imagodei.at and www.companyofmusic.at.
Admission & Reservation
Admission is free.
Reservations are recommended at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01 533 99 27.
The chapel is also open to spontaneous visitors.