The Northern Light 2016 – 2017

The project NORTHERN LIGHT puts contemporary music artists and productions from Nordic countries into the spotlight, and gives performers, composers, students and professionals from Nordic countries and the Arab region the opportunity to interact with one another. Taking place mainly in Cairo with at least four concerts 2016-2017, and many seminars, workshops, and master classes, it also includes Several world premieres (compositions and multidisciplinary art work). The Northern light curatorial conception has developed over the past year and a half according to the various partners input but also through the development of our work in general. Moreover, two major projects are currently under development: Caprice and Heritage and Modernity which are believed to enable even a more attractive opportunity of exchange and artistic interaction as well as affirmed International visibility and collaboration between the different regions and cultures involved. Perhaps an added value is the International young composers platform that will be integrated in Heritage and Modernity where among 20 Young composers from different countries and cultural background, an expected number of five Nordic young composers will take part. Those young composers will have the chance to have a deep insight in an enchanting world of Arab music tradition and meet the most acclaimed Arab instrumentalist. We are thrilled to receive the impressions of those young composers, document such impressions and exchange with their fellows from other cultures. The project is very much interested in the participation of women composers so it would be a platform that promotes for gender equality in the our field in the Arab world. It is very obvious as well that the female participants in the young composers platform almost reaches the 80% which is something that those who worked on the project has done intentionally.

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