Building Bridges through Music
19 – 30 October 2016

This event is a unique musical encounter & collaboration, bringing musicians from different backgrounds and genres together. Seven accomplished musicians from diverse traditions will be staying together for 10 days as residential artists at the Centro Incontri Umani in Ascona. They will be rehearsing, sharing their compositions, exploring and creating new stories and sounds, before performing together for the audience at different venues in Switzerland and Germany.

The musicians are Alireza Mortazavi (Iran – santur/dulcimer), Helena Rüegg (Switzerland – bandoneon), Gaurav Mazumdar (India – sitar), Bahur Ghazi (Syria – oud), Papa Dieye (Senegal – percussion, Kora), Sarah Lauret (France – cello), Ngô Hông Quang (Vietnam – traditional instruments from Vietnam)

This project is run through the Foundation Centro Incontri Umani, Director Angela Hobart. The musical leader is Gaurav Mazumdar and the organizer is Johannes Rühl. We are grateful for the support given to the project by the S.T.J. Stiftung.

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 7:30 pm, Kulturpark, Zürich
Friday, 28 October 2016, 8:30 pm, Teatro Dimitri, Verscio
Saturday, 29 October 2016, 8:45 pm, Teatro Sociale, Bellinzona
Sunday, 30 October 2016, 8:00 pm, E-werk, Freiburg