The Bridges is an international project inititated in 2003 by Muzyka Centrum Art Society from Krakow, London Sinfonietta, Association Musik fuer Heute from Hannover and Centre Grame from Lyon. The project brings together presentation of outstanding new music works with education activities with youth and children. The workshops led by artists from the project partners organisations are based on composition rules derived from modern music works. These rules serve the young people to create their own music. The famous new music virtuoso orchestra, The London Sinfonietta has been the pioneer and leading authority in new music education for many years. Their achievements are documented on their website: www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk. The French and German project partners: Grame from Lyon (www.grame.fr) and Musik fuer heute from Hannover (www.DasNeueEnsemble.de) have also gained much experience in similar activities. The results of their work prove that often people who have never been to a new music concert can learn to appreciate even very complex music, which is far from what is offered to them by popular culture and traditional music education. The project partners aim at creating an international forum for new music artists involved in education activities and their intention is to continue the project by organizing concerts, workshops, seminars and conferences.
The project is addressed to many peolpe: amateurs, music lovers and wide public but also to teachers, music institutions, to educators, culture managers and authorities as well. They are taking part in concerts, lectures and discussions on the project partners education activities. The meetings and discussion should help people and organizations involved in the promotion of modern music.
In the 2003/2004 concert season the following Bridges events took place:
firstname.lastname@example.org ; tel/fax (+4812) 507667684 (Krzysztof Kwiatkowski - the Bridges project manager).
Presentations and discussions at the "Bridges" Festival on 12 and 13 November in Krakow: