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Podcast Issue 70
New music/ electronic music
With the "anders hören" (Listening differently) series of concerts the Goethe-Institut has embarked on a journey of discovery in South-East Asia to explore new ways to adopt and promote classical music. In February 2017 the Ensemble Resonanz toured in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila, Hanoi and Singapore and has drawn parallels between music from the 17th, 18th century, contemporary and electronic music together with local DJs in a two-day workshop and in concert.
Music Spaces in the Arab World is a project of the Goethe-Institutes in the region Middle East/North Africa - inspired by the Hamburg-based project www.kuechensessions.de - which offers young musicians as well as seasoned bands an opportunity to present themselves in live concerts as well as online. Since 2016 live concerts are organized as small, local events in a private setting, which means that the select audience can get up close and personal with the musicians. The concerts are held all over the Arabic world, in Alexandria, Beirut, Bethlehem, Baghdad, Gaza, Cairo, Khartoum, Ramallah and Tunis and the audience can experience music ranging from traditional songs to Arabic Alternative Rock.
historage is a project organized by the Goethe-Institut e.V. and Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt which invited six artists and a music ensemble from seven different countries to delve into the archival material of the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt and to transform the experiences in an artistic work. During the Internationalen Ferienkurse in Darmstadt the seven works were shown in August 2016 for the first time in Germany.
The TEN CITIES project matched music producers and musicians from five cities in Europe (Berlin, Bristol, Kiev, Lisbon and Naples) with their colleagues in five African cities (Cairo, Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda and Nairobi). The result of this "clash of club cultures" could be heard at the final concert in Berlin, which was also the official release party for the long-awaited TEN CITIES album.
Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary with a world premiere in India:
The Leipzig Gewandhaus Choir presented Bernd Franke’s piece PRAN, a new composition based on one of Tagore’s poems.
01/10/2012, Berlin, Gethsemanekirche (European premiere)
02/10/2012. Leipzig, Museum der bildenden Künste
Author: Beatrice Schwartner
Speakers: Sophia Baron and Graham Welsh
The concerts were part of the programme Germany and India: Infinite Opportunities.
Europe – A Sound Panorama
Winners of the competition meet for a workshop in Kalrsruhe
Konrad Korabiewski (DAN) - Skeyti (a message from
Stefan Malešević (SER) - Hinter den Knochen
Pablo Sanz Almoguera (SPA) - Three Impressions
Francesco Giomi (ITA) - Alla Carta
Tamer Fahri Özgönen (D) - Musique Cologne
Softday (IRL) – Hypoxia Hibernalis
Ladislav Zelezny (CZ) - 220 Sounds Layered in Five Minutes
Europe – a sound panorama is a project by the Goethe Institute of Belgrade, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Radio Belgrade, the European Broadcasting Union's (EBU) Ars Acustica Group, the Institute for Music and Sound at the Centre for Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe (ZKM) and the director and media artist Götz Naleppa. It is sponsored by Allianz Kulturstiftung.