Who’s who in central and Eastern Europe 1933

Who’s who in central and Eastern Europe 1933

  • Who’s who in central and Eastern Europe 1933
  • Who’s who in central and Eastern Europe 1933
  • Who’s who in central and Eastern Europe 1933
  • Who’s who in central and Eastern Europe 1933

Who’s who in central and Eastern Europe 1933

The Who’s Who project was the first collaboration Between the composer Arnold Dryblatt and myself. It would be recreated many times through out the duration of our work together. Each time restructured with a new cast and in the language of the hosting festival. The opera consisted of biographical fractions of information taked from the Hypertext date base Dryblatt had created from a Book he had found with the same title.

In 1985, Arnold Dreyblatt found a copy of „Who’s Who in Central and East Europe“ in a used book store near the Galanta Tower in Instanbul. It was published in 1935 (current through 1934) in the English language. This edition was the first and last biographical dictionary for this region to be published until „Who’s Who in the Socialist Countries of Europe“ in 1989. „This book contains over 10,000 authentic biographies of ecclesiastics, diplomats, civil cervants, technicians, educators, military personnel, undustrialists, journalists, painters, sculptors, authors, etc., from Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Danzig, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary,, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Yugoslavia.“ The alphabetically arranged biographies were mostly composed by the individuals, themselves. In comparison to a contemporary „Who’s Who“ or biographical dictionary, here are found revelations of a personal nature: intimate details, traces, of desires and fears; life concepts and philosophies as well as references to major historical events.