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In high 20th-century European poetry there are a number of Jewish names originating in Russia and Ukraine. Surprisingly, there is also something that unites them not only as fine stylists in a multilingual space. It's a rare quality of musicianship - a melodic common ground, you might say.

Grigory Kofman, director, actor and singer, has been analyzing (directing) and synthesizing (performing) such similarities for many years. The result is a musical-poetic composition based on Alexander Galich (born in Yekaterinoslavl, Ukraine) and Paul Celan (born in Tschernowitz, Ukraine).

These two authors are the characters of his solo musical performance in Russian and German. Kofman moves effortlessly between these figures; his trump card is the ability to speak not only with their lyrics, but with their voices, their inner intonation.