European Music Trails

Le portrait de Jean-Sébastian Bach pour l'European Music Trails

About the project

Bach, The Art of Movement

Co-funded by the European Union, the « European Music Trails 2022-2024” project gather three European partners: Notenspur Leipzig (Germany), Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu (France) and Fondazione Teatro Communale di Modena (Italy). This edition entitled Bach – The Art of Movement will focus on Leipzig’s famous composer J. S. Bach, the influences of international composers on his work as well as his influence on composers through the continent.

Les musiciens de l'Académie Bach pour l'European Music Trails

Project Activities

Bach Academy

Master classes & concerts for future professional musicians
The Bach Academy is dedicated to students of German, French or Italian conservatories of higher learning who specialise in the interpretation of the baroque repertoire. 21 musicians on period instruments and 3 singers will be conducted by Franck-Emmanuel Comte et encadrés par Reynier Guerrero (violon et traverso), Mechthild Karkow (violon et alto) et Aude Walker-Viry (violoncelle et contrebasse).

14 to 18 November 2022:
Artistic residency in Leipzig (Germany)

18 November 2022:
Concert in Leipzig (Germany)

20 November 2022:
Concert in Lyon (France)

June 2024:
Artistic residency in Modena (Italy)

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Project Activities

Babel Bach

A creative dialogue between trilingual slam and baroque music
Au cours de l’hiver 1705, J.S. Bach entreprend à pied un voyage de plus de 400km de Arnstadt à Lübeck pour rencontrer le plus grand organiste d’Europe du Nord : Dietrich Buxtehude. À partir de cet épisode, qui a sans doute constitué pour le jeune homme une quête à la fois spirituelle et artistique, l'équipe artistique composée du slameur Mehdi Krüger et du directeur artistique Franck-Emmanuel Comte, imagine un spectacle associant la musique de Bach à l’écriture de poésies en allemand, italien et français, interprétés par Josephine von Blueten Staub, Simone Savogin et Mehdi Krüger, accompagnés par le violoncelle d’Aude Walker-Viry et le beatbox de Tiko.

26 to 29 March 2023:
Artistic residency in Lyon (France)

30 March 2023: School concert and concert for the general public in Lyon (France)

31 March 2023:
Concert scolaire et concert tout public à Saint-Donat (France)

20 April 2023:
Concert in Leipzig (Germany)

27 May 2023:
Concert in Modena (Italy)

L'exposition itinérante de l'European Music Trails

Project Activities

The Art of Movement

A touring exhibition about J.S. Bach
Under the tutelage of Prof. Ronald Scherzer-Heidenberger, students of the architectural programme of the University of Applied Sciences in Leipzig (HTWK Leipzig) will imagine a touring exhibition designed to be presented in public places such as railway stations, shopping malls or airports in each of the three partnering countries ; offering to passers-by a more "accidental" approach to Bach's music, dance, and the concept of transnational movements of ideas and therefore reaching a very diverse and broad audience.

Summer 2023:
Exhibition in Leipzig (Germany)

Summer and autumn 2023: 
Exhibition in France and Italy

Les artistes de Hip hop baroque pour l'European Music Trails

Project Activities

Hip hop baroque

A cross-disciplinary performance of hip hop dance and baroque music
This performance will combine hip hop, contemporary, and baroque dance styles on instrumental music by Johann Sebastian Bach for the inauguration events of the touring exhibition in each of the partner countries. The artistic team composed of the dancer Hubert Hazebroucq under the stage direction of Gerrit Berenike Heite and musicians of Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu under the direction of Franck-Emmanuel Comte, will work on the dialogue between music and dance as well as on the exchange between different cultural practices and artistic styles, illustrating the content of the exhibition ‘The Art of Movement’.

Summer 2023:
Exhibition opening in Leipzig (Germany)

Autumn 2023
Exhibition opening in France and Italy

Les artistes de Concerts "au vert" pour l'European Music Trails

Project Activities

Concerts "in the green"

Outdoor concerts in the countryside or in parks
To offer a different kind of musical experience as well as cultural events to rural regions who have only a limited access to these kinds of activities all three partners will implement concerts and participatory dances in green public spaces, such as parks and gardens as well as in smaller villages or interesting landscapes in the countryside. Besides several concerts and events in vineyards, or combined with bicycle tours or mountainous hiking, in parks or in smaller villages, all three partners will have one event per year simultaneously – always on July.

July 2022/23/24:
Music Bike Trail-Tour à Leipzig (Allemagne)
Aubade à Saint-Donat (France)
Trekking musicale à Montecreto (Italie)

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