Traditionelle und neue irische Musik im interkulturellen Dialog
Fiddle and flute workshop with Gerry O’Connor. 7pm
Project Goal: This innovative project seeks to reach an intergenerational Public through the trans-cultural language of music as the medium for dialogue. With the participation of international artists from Ireland, Germany and France; the prize winning German stage director Andrea Haupt; the Music Theatre Class and the talented young music students from the Stuttgart Musikschule together with the older generation of experimenters, we will explore cultural issues thru dialogue, movement, text experimentation and visual arts. Ireland has a 5000 yrs old culture whose roots may be seen in the Celtic findings in Baden-Württemberg. Music is by its very nature, an international language. Although traditional Irish music enjoys a certain popularity in Germany, the rich heritage of contemporary Irish compositions and the issues they address are little known. This project seeks to emphasis the cultural importance of Ireland as it assumes the EU presidency in 2013.