TANDEM – HIDDEN CONNECTIONS

"Hidden Connections" aims at discovering traditional music both Eastern Europe and the Levant that share periods of their history. Through our collaboration, we are approaching the archival material as an organic creative tool that can be a medium of communication and interaction between cultures and disciplines which we will present.


PROJECT MANAGER: Szőke Tímea

PARTNERS: me’zaf

SUPPOTERS: Tandem Shaml Programme 


GOAL OF THE PROJECT

Our collaboration aims at finding similarities and special characteristics in our cultures that share common history and yet are very diversified and rich. Since it wasn’t tackled yet, we are looking to establish a cultural exchange that begins with our traditional music archives and reaches a contemporary musical and performance creation. Through our collaboration, we are approaching the archival material as an organic creative tool that contains the essences of different cultures and that can be a medium of communication and interaction between cultures and disciplines.

Our collaboration seeks to uncover, explore and expose connections made of rhythms, tunes, lyrics, movements, stories and narratives between Eastern Europe and the Levant. Once unhidden, these cultural links will become the seeds for whole new dimension of collaboration between these cultures and other cultures as well.   

 

PROJECT ELEMENTS

Partner Forum - Amman, Jordan

Kick-off Meeting – Marseille, France

Placement – Lebanon

Placement – Hungary

Interim Meeting – Aswan, Egypt

Collection Hungary

Collection Lebanon

Closing of the project – Odessa, Ukraine

 

OUTCOMES AND IMPACT OF THE PROJECT

Our projects is expected to produce a research that documents the fieldworks both in Hungary and Lebanon, the meetings with the leading musicians and researchers, the work progress and the audience reactions.                       

Our project will initiate a new exchange that will help defining connections in traditional music and narratives putting them into a contemporary setting.

On the long run, our project will contribute, with the continuation of research and attraction of more archival material, in the creation of an interactive open source archive for the collected songs from both countries.

 

PROJECT PERIOD

START OF THE PROJECT: September 2016

 

END OF THE PROJECT: September 2017 

 

 

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