MoSaIC - Music for Sound Integration in the Creative Sector, a mouthful. Between October 2018 and October 2021, Koor & Stem is participating in a European project where we use music as a means of social participation. Ensemble AMADEUS (Italy, project leader), Swinging Europe (Denmark), Sound Cultural Foundation (Romania) and Koor&Stem (Belgium) work together with a number of fascinating artists.
Four European partners
Four partners from all over Europe are working together on this: Ensemble Amadeus (Italy, project leader and initiator), Swinging Europe (Denmark), Sound Grup Coral (Romania) and Koor&Stem (Belgium).
Artists with a story
Each partner country put together creative teams with 9 artists and an artistic coordinator. For Belgium, these are musicians from Rwanda, Tunisia, Turkey, Iran, Russia, Germany, Romania, the Netherlands and Belgium. In Italy, Denmark and Romania they include artists from Iran, Syria, Cuba, Colombia, Sweden, Ireland and Moldova. On the basis of interviews and workshops with the artists, we get to know their (musical) background. Be sure to view the videos further on this page. For Belgium, we also hired Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman to coordinate the whole project artistically.
Sociologist Vida Razavi (Iran) is doing research in the music from Rwanda, Tunisia and Russia. What are the main characteristics of traditional music in these countries? Which tone system do they use? What typical instruments are used? What is the importance of music in everyday life in these countries? How can we bring the different characteristics of all those countries together in a musical whole? These are just a few of the many questions addressed in the study. The other partners also select a number of countries for which they set up a brief study.
Collaboration with schools and choirs
We set up partnerships between schools and the nine artists. We connect the different melodies, techniques and competences. They form the basis for workshops for pupils in primary and secondary education. The artists visit the schools and work intensively with the students. There will also be an interesting musical traject for choirs that includes both Western and non-Western musical traditions.
The artists sing and play in concerts with school and choir groups and create new music in all partner countries. In the autumn of 2021, we will bring all artists from the four partner countries together in Milan at the World Music Festival, for workshops, showcases and interdisciplinary and intercultural concerts!
Liesbeth Segers, liesbeth.segers [at] koorenstem.be
Educatie, repertoire en uitgaven
Tel. +32 (0)3 237 96 43
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Koor&Stem engaged Greet Wielemans (Belgium, conductor Regenboogkoor), Mirjam de Wit (The Netherlands, music teacher), Anja Kowalski (Germany, guitarist, singer, composer), Zeno Popescu (Romania, conductor Singing Molenbeek, singer Opéra de Wallonie), Natalia Bachtina (Russia, singer), Emre Gültekin (Belgium-Turkey, sas and related instruments), Moufadhel Adhoum (Tunisia, ud), Vida Razavi (Iran, dutar, sociologue) and Paúl Sojo Machado (Venezuela, singer, conductor).
Vida Razavi (Iran)
Natalia Bachtina (Rusland)
Zeno Popescu (Roemenië)
Paul Sojo (Venezuela)
Emre Gültekin (Turkije/België)
Anja Kowalski (Duitsland)
Mirjam de Wit (Nederland)
Greet Wielemans (België)
Moufadhel Adhoum (Tunesië)
MoSaIC is supported by Creative Europe, the European Union grant program (2014-2020) to promote and support international cooperation in the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. Koor&Stem is therefore working for this project together with various partners from all over Europe. Ensemble Amadeus from Italy (the project leader) organizes large concerts in order to disseminate classical music widely and provides training for musicians, with extra attention for special target groups. The Danish organization Swinging Europe wants to improve the network and cooperation of swing musicians at an international level and is mainly looking for opportunities for young musicians. The Romanian choir Sound Grup Coral is also participating in this beautiful project. This choir is always looking for new opportunities and innovative projects, such as MoSaIC.