Ulysses is a contemporary music project focused on professionalization, innovation in creation and learning and, finally, the promotion of emerging young artists.
Kreativt Europa - COOP 2
Antall partnere i prosjektet
Frankrike: INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE ET DE COORDINATION ACOUSTIQUE MUSIQUE - IRCAM (prosjektleder)
Norge: Stiftelsen Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival
Spania: Associacio Collectiu Mixtur
Italia: Divertimento Ensemble
Frankrike: Fondation Royaumont
Tyskland: Hochschule Fuer Musik und Theater Hamburg
Østerrike: Impuls - Verein Zur Vermittlung Zeitgenoessischer Musik
Tyskland: Internationale Ensemble Akademie Nederland: Stichting Gaudeamus Muziekweek
Finland: Viitasaaren Kesaakatemia RY
Polen: Zwiazek Kompozytorow Polskich
Fakta om prosjektet
Professionalization is organized around the Ulysses Journey concept whose roots lie in two epochs of our cultural heritage: Ulysses and his perilous journey back home to Ithaca; the illustrious generation of 18th Century artists who wandered all across Europe, visiting at each "stop" along the way the greatest masters' workshops in order to improve and to complete their skills.
The Ulysses Journey's for composers, instrumentalists and conductors enable young artists to organize their "journeys" among the most prestigious music academies and festivals in Europe and benefit from
internationally recognized masters. The Ulysses Ensemble brings together each year a group of young musicians who prepare, under the guidance of world-class conductors, a series of concerts performed at different "stops" in prestigious European venues.
Innovation in Ulysses concerns young artists and the very young (tomorrow's audiences).
Young artists aspire to define a new relation with their social/cultural environment and with their fellow artists as well. The "In-Situ/City" projects focus on an interaction between artists and local socio-political and urban contexts, linked to public spaces.
The Collaboratory" projects focus on the production of collective works by artists of the same discipline (composers, performers). The "Re-Play the Cultural Heritage" project enables the very young to discover an important work of contemporary music and create a new work using their own means of expression.
Promotion of young artists is achieved via the circulation of artists and works inside the network and beyond. The Ulysses Platform – used by artists and leading organizations – provides an important online vector for promotion by making calls, works, recordings, news and activities visible to the contemporary music community.