The UNESCO Chair on Transcultural Music Studies looks back on an exciting year 2022. Here are some of the highlights besides the busy daily study routine:
For the tenth time, Prof. Pinto curated the music program for the awarding of the Goethe Medal. Music by Christoph Baumgarten and Bernhard Bleibinger (TMS) was heard, and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock was also in the audience.
At the invitation of UNESCO, the TMS team traveled to the capital of Morocco and presented ways to preserve endangered cultural heritage using the example of the Afghanistan Music Research Centre (AMRC), which is based at the chair. The AMRC has a permanent seat at the chair since this year and is happy about scientific growth, which is supported by the Martin Roth Initiative.
The Glikl Oratorio brought to life a musical HERstory and the life of the successful Jewish businesswoman and mother Glikl von Hameln.
In the multimedia project Tropicaliszt, pianists, media artists and musicologists cooperated and illuminated the dome of the Zeiss Planetarium Jena in colorful visualizations synchronized with live music.
The UNESCO Chair was again a place of discourse: In July, a group of students traveled to the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin and listened to Prof. Dr. Tiago de Oliveira Pinto and José Navarro Silberstein's conversation concert. At least as stimulating was the impulse lecture by Prof. Dr. Levy in the Saal am Palais. Together, Prof. Levy, Prof. Pinto and Prof. von Massow discussed the music historical canon and 150 years of musicology at the university.
At this year's Rudolstadt Festival, visitors:inside had the pleasure of hearing master musicians from Kabul. Organized and moderated by Prof. Dr. Tiago de Oliveira Pinto.
During the Long Night of Science, the Chair organized two concerts: Dr. Luca Johane Mucavele and the Transcultural Ensemble as well as the Afghan musicians Fazila Zamer and Ustad Latif Sharifi. The event was curated and moderated by Mitra Behpoori. In addition to lectures by Dr. Matthias Lewy and Sean Prieske, the exhibitions "Sounding Objects" and "Safar" were presented.