Donaueschingen Global is a research and concert project initiated by Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Donaueschinger Musiktage on the occasion of Donaueschingen centennial 2021. For this project, four researchers spent 2019 travelling to countries which are not closely associated with the Western understanding of contemporary music. Ensembles and composers from all over the world were invited to Donaueschingen, including ensembles from Columbia, Peru and Uzbekistan as well as composers and sound artists from Bahrain, Thailand, Namibia, Egypt to name but a few.
From Uzbekistan, the Omnibus Ensemble was invited to develop and perform four world premieres in Donaueschingen. The Omnibus Ensemble has acquired a musical practice of its own; instead of waiting for the scores and then preparing the performance, they are involved in the creation of the piece from the very beginning, working with composers so that the music evolves from these working processes. Thus, Omnibus has created a special style and sound of the avant-garde, which is rewarding to the composers and the listeners alike.
For Donaueschingen, composers Onur Dülger (Turkey), Hasan Hujairi (Bahrain), Piyawat Louilarpprasert (Thailand) and Qin Yi (China) were asked to work with Omnibus in this way. The original premiere of the pieces commissioned by SWR was scheduled for Saturday, 16 October, at Donaueschingen, but will now be at Arter for a first showing of the pieces on 9 October.
The events are organised and financed by Goethe-Institut and the Südwestrundfunk (SWR).
Donaueschingen Festival in collaboration with Arter
Ohm-Na-Mo (โอม นะโม)
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