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Šenkyřík, Jirous, Vtípil: And also fleas

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: April 24, 2018, 19:00 – 21:00

The poems of Ivan Martin Jirous, in which hyenas, jackals and werewolves appear alongside angels and the Virgin Mary, were set to music by Tomáš Šenkýřík over a period of 15 years.

“I brought a recording to Magor (Jirous) in Prostřední Vydří, but he wasn’t home so I placed it on the window ledge. About two years later I met Magor at Roxy and he spoke enthusiastically about how I had put it to music. I was euphoric about it.” After several more meetings Jirous gave Šenkýřík permission to put any of his poems to music. The album I vši, which came out on the Indies label in August 2014, contains 14 pieces produced by Tomáš Vtípil.

Tomáš Šenkyřík – guitar, vocals (Cymbelín)
Tomáš Vtípil – violin, samples, vocals (DG 307, Načeva, Urband...)
Marie Puttnerová – vocals (Jablkoň, Půljablkoň, Alotrio, Kein art Ensemble...)
Tomáš Hradil – electric guitar, vocals (Los Perdidos, Heda Pěňová chanson, Chorchestr...)


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