because the dead travel fast…

…because the dead travel fast…

project  for live music performance (cello, percussion, voice and electronics) and video

(2011, 2013) 8′

First version of the project was written for an accordion, later versions are performed with electronics.

Project was inspired by the poem by Václav Vrobel, which talks about ‘the dead who have been displaced by local authorities from the morgue due to construction of a new highway. They have no place to rest now, so they ride on that new highway.’

Animation was created by Lukáš Medek based on Žurková’s cartoon ideas.

First version was premiered by Lucie Vítková – accordion, Jan Kavan – cello, Jakub Tengler – percussion and Darina Žurková – voice; 2011, The Brno House of Arts (CZ).