Oppressive Architecture

Not far from our office, the heavy-load bearing body – not only a verbal monstrosity – is the last concrete witness of Adolf Hitler’s and Albert Speer’s 1937 plans to convert Berlin into the megalomaniac world capital of “Germania”. Main … Continue reading →

“History” in Berlin Staatsoper

“This is my family!” – This is the beginning of Oscar Strasnoy’s a cappella opera “History” based on a text fragment by the Polish-Argentine writer Witold Gombrowicz, which I saw last week in the workshop of Berlin Staatsoper. The alter … Continue reading →