Slovák and Burian Jr.
Live reading from Franz Kafka's diaries and short stories accompanied by contemporary electronic music. Just close your eyes and listen to the words and the music emerging from them. The performance is based on a dialogue between text, music and sounds… Hopefully it will give you a new perspective on Kafka and his work, one that brings you closer to him. With obsession and sensitive passion Jan Slovák reads and Jan Burian Jr. improvises. And by the way – when was the last time someone read to you?
More performances within Listen to Franz:
Jan Slovák – concept, reading
Jan Burian Jr. – music
Tereza Bartůňková – atmosphere
Patrik Sedlák – technical and artistic collaboration
Tomáš Novotný – sound
Jaroslav Hrdlička - stream
Jakub Hykeš - production
Roman Dietrich - photo
Babeta Ondrová / Studio Matka - design
Thanks to Markéta Mališová, Jana Návratová and Tomáš Kafka
Thanks to translators Vladimír Kafka, Josef Čermák, Věra Koubová, Viola Fisherová, Jiří Stromšík, Vojtěch Saudek and Marek Nekula.