Festival Muzykofilia: cosmoS-ONI-Copernicus
Dwór Artusa
Toruń, Poland

The 7th edition of the festival Muzykofilia is dedicated to the 550th birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus. The invited artists interpret the cosmos in new and unexpected ways or refer directly to the works of the Toruń native.

The Rising is a multi-sensory spell created together by musician Yannick Franck and visual artist Gast Bouschet. Franck’s sonic incantations are accompanied by a video shot by Bouschet, inspired by one of his alchemical poems that aims to make the inner life of the body participate in a dark, sacred network. The performance feeds on cosmically related but often contradictory forces and ideas that do not cancel each other out but rise to a new level of connection.

We are
The Rising
The ocean within.
Our blood
Flows through
Your veins.

We are
The flood
That drowns the sun.
Black fire
That burns without light.
Liquid stones
Formed from drops of blood
Stuck to the womb.
Writhing worms
Dreaming obsidian dreams in
The depths of embryonic night.
The tidal bore
That hells the earth.
Torches in the liver.
Flaming hearts
Frozen in their treasure chambers.
Scattered dirt
On the back of a great beast.
Unborn stars
Fuelling the abyss.

I am currently writing new poetry, and Yannick Franck is planning a summer residency to develop the performance further, so there’s more to come later in 2023.