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musikprotokoll / ... as seen from the middle of east ...
33% music
16% composition
51% Middle East

The countries and regions of the southern Mediterranean are increasingly entering our cultural radar. The reasons for this are political and religious, geographical and cultural; but often enough the approach resembles exotic curiosity about divans and Arabian Nights. Or is at least driven by the patronising attitude that we Europeans could be of use as mediators, because we imagine ourselves as people who are interested in the culture and therefore uninvolved in the conflicts.
“… as seen from the middle of east ...” inverts this perspective: The main theme of three projects featured at musikprotokoll is not on what we find interesting about foreign regions but rather on the way artists there focus on Europe and European culture. The launch of a new inter-media project by Sebastian Meissner is followed – in co-operation with the Berlin festival ‘Beyrouth: The Beirut of Education’ – by a concert of works hardly ever performed in Austria, selected together with composers from Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Palestine. The programme rounds off with Franz Hautzinger’s “Oriental Space”, a quartet that has been engaging in an intensive exchange with two improvising artists from Beirut for years.

Karim Haddad (RL): Innere Ferne für Bass, Flöte, Horn, Vibraphon und Harfe AP

Vinko Globokar (SI): Skelet for trombone, accordion, percussion and quanun AP

Saed Haddad (JOR): Le contredésir für Horn, Klarinette und Cello AP

Yoav Pasovsky (IL): Kmatim for flute, clarinet, harp, piano and drums AP

Rena Gely (AZ): Dialog with Mugam for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola and violoncello AP

Samir Odeh-Tamimi (PS): Madih for ensemble and four Arabic instruments AP

musikprotokoll 2008

In co-operation with Festival InterfaceBeyrouth – The Beirut of Education & ESC im LABOR

Fri 10/10, 22.00

Ensemble United Berlin & Ensemble Sidare, Köln

Ferenc Gabor

Oliver Schneller & Elke Moltrecht

Sebastian Meissner (D) / Serhat Karakayali (D): lost spaces
09/10 - 12/10, 10 am - 6 pm

Fri 10/10, 6 pm,
Minoriten Café

Franz Hautzinger (A):
Oriental Space
Sun 12/10, 10 pm,
Dom im Berg


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