Jelena Popřzan solo
- Sunday 28 May 18:50 - 19:30 (MYSTIC)
From light to heavy and everything in between
In her solo performance, the Austrian voice artist and violist Jelena Popřzan from Serbia opens new possibilities for her vocals. Then she constantly switches between different languages and draws freely from her extremely diverse sources of inspiration. A homage to Charles Aznavour can easily be followed by a Bosnian battle song or an English folk song from the repertoire of The Pentangle. She plays her viola in every way imaginable, plucked, with the bow or even – very irreverently – as percussion, while she uses her loop station to build exciting grooves or to give her violin playing orchestral proportions. It gets really hilarious when Popřzan pulls out her 'maulgeige'. This wonderful piece of home craft consists of an ordinary walking stick on which a single string is stretched, which is connected via a cross connection to a bit in her mouth, so that she can change the pitch with head movements. Not only uncontrollably funny, but also of impressive virtuosity.
Jelena Popřzan – vocals, five-string viola, loop station and maulgeige