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Polyphonic: Animated Poetry and Music


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A multimedia poetry show celebrating the Centenary of Greater Romania with readings by ten of the most talented Romanian young poets of diverse ethnic backgrounds: Michael Astner, Andrei Dósa, Robert Gabriel Elekes, Matei Hutopila, Henriette Kemenes, Claudiu Komartin, Mihók Tamás, Aleksandar Stoicovici, Livia Ștefan, and Victor Țvetov.

With 2D animations by visual artist Raluca Popa, a wizard of expanding and extending the poetic images beyond the page, and live music by the master of micropolyphony, György Ligeti, performed by violinists Ioana Forna and Adriana Cristea, together with cellist Nikolay Ginov.

The show is curated by Simona Nastac, produced by the National Museum of Romanian Literature in Bucharest and presented by the National Book Centre and the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, as part of Romania's programme at the London Book Fair 2018.

Also part of the European Poetry Festival.

Followed by the opening of the "Wounded Words: Romanian Writers and the Great War" exhibition and a drinks reception.