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A thousand and one tomorrows

06/07, 20:00 - 22:00


Novel performance with Ilija Trojanow & the Wladigeroff brothers

"History is what should have happened differently."
GOG (the AI from One Thousand and One Nights)

Ilija Trojanow takes the audience on the time travels of his protagonist Cya with great narrative enthusiasm. She is a 'chronaut' who travels from a utopian world into the past in order to turn the screws of history and thus retroactively change the course of events for the better. Inspired by a peaceful and self-determined society of the distant future in which she lives, she travels as a space-time traveller to foreign worlds and bygone times, landing once in the 18th century with pirates in the Caribbean, then seeking a way out of the religious fanaticism of a large Indian city in a time that was not yet ours, finding herself among spies at the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo and plunging boldly into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution around 1917/18.

Ilija Trojanow creates a modern epic with his powerful imagery, the philosophical islands of meaning that keep cropping up and his dry humour, which transcends all boundaries, illuminates space and time and dares to take a fresh, confident look into the future. In his 'four-movement composition', he reinvents the utopian novel. A novel that tells of the inexhaustible power of our thinking.

Trojanow will be accompanied on this musical novel performance by the brothers Alexander & Konstantin Wladigeroff, who will open up a space for us with their versatile musical style, from folk tunes to classical music and jazz, which will playfully and easily take us on this journey through time.

Ilija Trojanowborn in Sofia in 1965, fled with his family to Germany via Yugoslavia and Italy in 1971. In 1972, the family moved on to Kenya. Interrupted by a four-year stay in Germany, he lived in Nairobi until 1984, then in Paris and Munich. From 1984 to 1989, Trojanow studied law and ethnology in Munich. There he founded Kyrill & Method Verlag and Marino Verlag. Trojanow moved to Mumbai in 1998 and to Cape Town in 2003. Today he lives in Vienna when he is not travelling. His well-known novels such as 'Der Weltensammler' and 'Macht und Widerstand' as well as his travel reports such as 'An den inneren Ufern Indiens' are celebrated bestsellers and have been awarded numerous prizes. Most recently, the literary-political essay 'Nach der Flucht' and the novel 'Doppelte Spur' were published by S. Fischer. http://www.trojanow.de/

The brothers Alexander and Konstantin Wladigeroff were born as twins in Sofia in 1978. They continue the musical tradition of their family. Their grandfather is the famous Bulgarian composer Pantcho Wladigeroff (1899 - 1978). Their father, Alexander P. Wladigeroff (1933 - 1993), was also a renowned composer and conductor. Their mother Velitschka Chobanova-Wladigerova is an actress.
The brothers began playing the trumpet and clarinet at the age of nine, before later deciding to pursue a career in music. They now both live in Vienna and perform their programmes all over Europe. www.wladigeroff.com

Music: Alexander & Konstantin Wladigeroff

Moderation: Klaus Zeyringer

Box office: 16,- Euro/reduced: 10,- Euro
Advance booking: 14,- Euro/reduced: 8,- Euro

Tickets are available online via Ulmtickets or at Stadthaus Ulm.


20:00 - 22:00
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Ulm Town Hall
Münsterplatz 50
Ulm, 89073 Germany
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