KLANGWERKSTATT CAMINOS (SOUND WORKSHOP CAMINOS)
Songs of the pilgrims between Santiago de Compostela and Mecca
01.10. – 04.10.20
The “Klangwerkstatt Caminos” (Sound Workshop Caminos) originally scheduled for March 2020 was postponed to October 2020 due to the current COVID-19 situation. Nevertheless, participants will be given an initial insight into the “Klangwerkstatt”: in a spontaneous and experimental online workshop with Maria Jonas and Bassem Hawar!
In a three-day “Klangwerkstatt” workshop, singers and musicians of different genres, disciplines and nationalities will meet to get to know each other, experiment, learn from each other, work together and develop new ideas. The results of the workshop will be presented in performances at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum on 04/10/2020.
The theme takes us to the Iberian Peninsula and the Orient. We will sing in many languages: Galician, Catalan, Latin, Aljamiado, Arabic and Persian, and we will dedicate our attentions to many different styles of music, all of which stem from a very old, common root: the Abrahamic religions and their cultures developed around the Mediterranean.
The workshop is led by renowned singers and musicians:
Singer Shabnam Zamani presents classical Persian songs
Maria Jonas, who specialises in medieval singing, contributes Iberian-Christian pilgrim songs
Bassem Hawar, a master on the Djoze (an oriental knee violin), supports the workshop as musical and linguistic translator
Who can join in?
Semi-professional and professional singers and musicians from all genres, experienced choir singers and students
Knowledge of modal music is not necessary – just openness and curiosity for new musical worlds!
The “Klangwerkstatt” was brought to life by Cologne singer Maria Jonas and has been held every year for over 10 years in the KOLUMBA art museum in Cologne.
The Nuremberg “Klangwerkstatt” is a part of SONGLINES. The artistic and participatory project is one of the lead projects in Nuremberg’s bid to become European Capital of Culture 2025. SONGLINES develops a performative, auditory and digital transcultural cartography of the song for Nuremberg and its neighbouring European countries.