Thomas Krüger / Anke Lucks / Potsa Lotsa
Kurt Schwitters: Die Ursonate – ein Dadaistisches Lautgedicht in vier Sätzen
In 1923, Kurt Schwitters began writing his sound poem "Die Ursonate" (The Ursonata): a classic of the Dada movement, with which artists from Zurich satirically opposed conventional art forms and gave new expression to political protest. Now it is being performed in a musical arrangement by Anke Lucks with the Potsa Lotsa wind quintet and vocalist Thomas Krüger. Krüger already recited the Ursonate in Leipzig in 1986, before he became a founding member of the Social Democrats in the GDR and Senator for Youth and Family in Berlin in 1991. Since July 2000, he has been president of the Federal Agency for Civic Education – and he is still a gifted Dadaist who has already performed with Potsa Lotsa and the Ursonate at Berlin's Maxim Gorki Theater and the Elbphilharmonie, among other venues.