What my father sang to me

The starting point are the songs that Iva Bittová learned from her father’s mouth when she was a child and is now sending him back as a gift. Musical influences from folk song settings by Leoš Janáček and Béla Bartók mix with her memories of summers in the Slovakian countryside on the border with Hungary. With Anıl Eraslan she meets one of the most exciting improvising cellists of our time. Together they playfully throw motifs from the old melodies at each other and improvise on verses from the underlying poems. In this way, “What my father sang to me” becomes a very personal and touching memory of childhood and parents, but also of traditions, passions and emotions.