SummerSumUp

Podcast Series

SummerSumUp is a Podcast we made on behalf of the Mousonturm Frankfurt in which we talk to artists about their work that they are presenting at the This Is Not Lebanon Festival and Sommerbau. For the first episodes we will talk to artists from the This Is Not Lebanon Festival, those episodes are in English. The other episodes will be featuring artists who show their work at Sommerbau and those episodes are in German.

EPISODE 1 with Marwa Arsanios

Guest: Marwa Arsanios
Concept, Realisation and Editing: Koprow&Preßmar
Spoken by: Michelle Koprow
Mastering: Antonia Beeskow
Cover Image: Marwa Arsanios

Our first guest is Marwa Arsanios. She is an artist and filmmaker. Her work “Who is Afraid of Ideology?” is part of an ongoing series and deals with questions around the possibility of a reconnection with nature as well as different ways of feminist practices and communities.
Part 3 – Micro Resistencias – and 4 – A Letter Inside a Letter – are being shown during the first week of the festival (08/26/ – 09/02/21).

EPISODE 2 with Rabih Mroué

Guest: Rabih Mroué
Concept, Realisation and Editing: Koprow&Preßmar
Spoken by: Michelle Koprow & Laura-Marie Preßmar
Mastering: Antonia Beeskow
Cover Image: Rabih Mroué

Our second guest is Rabih Mroué. He is not only one of the co-curators of the This Is Not Lebanon Festival but is also going to show his lecture performance “Before Falling Seek the Assistance of Your Crane” at the big open air stage Sommerbau. He is a is a Lebanese stage and film actor, playwright, and visual artist. Rooted in theater, his work includes videos and installation art; the latter sometimes incorporates photography, text and sculpture.

EPISODE 3 with Ghada Sayegh

Guest: Ghada Sayegh
Concept, Realisation and Editing: Koprow&Preßmar
Spoken by: Michelle Koprow
Mastering: Antonia Beeskow
Cover Image: Ghada Sayegh

In this episode we talk to Ghada Sayegh. After doing her Ph.D. in Film Studies at Paris Nanterre University, she is now working at the Institute of Scenic, Audiovisual and Cinematographic Studies at Saint Joseph University, Beirut. During the This Is Not Lebanon Festival she held a workshop for the PERFORMING SOLIDARITY Academy and participated in a panel of the public Discourse Program together with artist Lamia Joreige. Withing this panel, she read a series of fragmentary poems titled “The End of the World has Already Occurred” that she started writing after the explosion in Beirut in August 2020.

EPISODE 4 with Florian Weber & Rabih Lahoud

Guests: Florian Weber & Rabih Lahoud
Concept, Realisation and Editing: Koprow&Preßmar
Spoken by: Michelle Koprow
Mastering: Antonia Beeskow
Cover Image: Christoph Bombart & Andy Spyra

In this episode we have two guests: Florian Weber and Rabih Lahoud. Both will be playing together with members of the Ensemble Modern in a concert that will be closing the This Is Not Lebanon Festival. Florian Weber is a pianist and jazz-composer. He already worked twice with the Ensemble Modern. It is the first time for Rabih Lahoud to play with the Ensemble Modern. The Lebanese singer lives in Germany for several years and is a member of the band Mazaa, which combines contemporary jazz, world music and Arabic sounds and poetry.

EPISODE 5 with Leon Joskowitz

Guest: Leon Joskowitz
Concept, Realisation and Editing: Koprow&Preßmar
Spoken by:
Michelle Koprow & Laura-Marie Preßmar
Original Sound: Swearing-in of the old and new chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel on Wednesday, 14th of March 2018 / http://www.bundestag.de
Mastering: Antonia Beeskow
Cover Image: Mousonturm

In this episode we talked to the philosopher, ethics teacher and gardener Leon Joskowitz. He is the host of the so called Philosophischer Salon (philosophic salon) by the Jewish community Frankfurt and established the series Philosophisch Dinieren (dining philosophically) in which thinking and eating are being connected with each other. Within the Frankfurt Dionysia he realised the Bevölkerungsversammlung (gathering of the local population) at Sommerbau. Over the course of four dates the inhabitants of Frankfurt and Offenbach were invited to discuss how they want to live together. The fourth and last Bevölkerungsversammlung will take part on 26th of September and has the parliamentary election as a topic.

EPISODE 6 with Patrik Bishay

Guest: Patrik Bishay
Concept, Realisation and Editing: Koprow&Preßmar
Spoken by: Michelle Koprow & Laura-Marie Preßmar
Mastering: Antonia Beeskow
Cover Image: Franziska Klemp

In this episode we were able to visit Patrik Bishay in his studio. He works as a composer and arranger. During his approaches towards audio play and music, his production „Hollywood fort he Ears – The Dunwich Horror“ formed. Based on the story by H. P. Lovecraft, the live audio play is spoken by three speakers and complimented by a piano quartet. What results in, as Bishay expresses it, „a spoken Opera“.

EPISODE 7 with Kornelius Eich

Guest: Kornelius Eich
Concept, Realisation and Editing: Koprow&Preßmar
Spoken by: Michelle Koprow & Laura-Marie Preßmar
Original Sound: Schauspiel Frankfurt
Mastering: Antonia Beeskow
Cover Image: Robert Schittko

In this episode we talked to the stage director Kornelius Eich. In his work he often deals with the topic of death. His staging of the monodrama „Alles ist groß” by Zsuzsa Bánk is part of the format „Stimmen einer Stadt” in which writers are asked to meet people from the city of Frankfurt and write about this encounter. „Alles ist groß” tells the story of a gravedigger. Kornelius Eich’s staging is part of the October-programme of the Sommerbau.

EPISODE 8 with Gregor Praml

In our last episode we met with the musician Gregor Praml. Since 2017 he is hosting the event LOKAL Listener in the Mousonturm bar. There he meets different musicians from the region, talks with them about their work and private live and makes music together with them. His event “Gregor Praml tifft John Lennon” (Gregor Praml meets John Lennon) will be the last one to be shown at the Sommerbau and is a special edition of the LOKAL Listener: On this evening, all invited guests will deal with John Lennon.

Guest: Gregor Praml
Concept, Realisation and Editing: Koprow&Preßmar
Spoken by: Michelle Koprow & Laura-Marie Preßmar
Music: Gregor Praml – SOMMERPROLOG,
Heinrich Heine Chor – Grandola,
Romie – 34 Cigarettes,
Tigisti Ghebretinsae – To Figure It Out (Live vom Songslam der Sommerwerft),
Giuseppe “Gastone” Porrello – Glückstag (Live Rooftop Session),
Dan Bay, Max Clouth & Tony Clark – Nada Yoga, Paul Sies – Orpheus und Eurydike
Mastering: Antonia Beeskow
Cover Image: privat


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