Which misunderstandings and cases of cultural appropriation can be found in "Western" classical music? To what extent was this history influenced by a continuous succession of waves of migration(s)? In addition to an artistic programme presenting new works by, inter alia, the Trickster Orchestra, the symposium will discuss questions surrounding post-coloniality, looted music, and the trans-traditional compositional practice of today.
The symposium was organised by the Goethe Institut and curated in cooperation with Elisa Erkelenz. It will conclude with the "Outernational Listening Session: Sounding Changes", framed by the two concerts Disturbing the Universal / DIY.
The symposium will be held in English and live for an audience at radialsystem, and will also be streamed and transmitted digitally.
1:00 PM ↦ Welcome by a representative of Goethe Institute and Opening Video Keynote by Kofi Agawu
1.45 PM ↦ Stand back, please! Listening Session & Discourse with Sandeep Bhagwati and Patrick Hahn
2:45 PM ↦ Break
3:15 PM ↦ Transtraditional Composition Today Panel Discussion with Brigitta Muntendorf, Cathy Milliken, Amen Feizabadi, Svetlana Spajic and Theresa Beyer (Moderation)
Kofi Agawu, Musicologist
Sandeep Bhagwati, Composer & Curator
Patrick Hahn, Dramaturg
Brigitta Muntendorf, Composer
Cathy Milliken, Composer
Amen Feizabadi, Composer
Svetlana Spajic, Singer & Performer
Theresa Beyer, Journalist & Curator