Where from? Where to? Myths - Nation - Identities

© Ernst Neisel

Central Eastern Europe’s cultural scenes have not only extraordinarily rich musical heritages, but today also an extensive reservoir of outstanding composers and musicians. Time and again, music has made an outstanding contribution to the formation of national identities and self-assertion under the rule of various foreign powers. Today as well, the music landscapes are closely meshed with the national identities of the – in part – still young Central Eastern European states.

As part of the project “Where from? Where to? Myths – Nation – Identities”, young composers from Central Eastern Europe explore historic and current myths that serve the construction of identity and meaning. The project participants are composing works on this theme that will be premiered in Germany and Central Eastern Europe by the internationally celebrated Ensemble Modern.

The project “Where from? Where to?” – Myths, Nation and Identities" is an initiative of the Goethe-Institute (Central Eastern Europe) in Cooperation with the Ensemble Modern and the BHF-BANK-Stiftung.

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