IN VORBEREITUNG FÜR 2020/2021

Live-Soundscape on the ancient Balkan route, Via Egnatia

The soundscape «I am not alone» is an art and mediation project whose aim is to increase awareness of the marginalised cultural region of the Balkans in Switzerland. The ancient Via Egnatia linked Durres on the Adriatic Sea to Constantinople, and is one of Europe’s oldest, most travelled, and culturally influential land routes. The Via Egnatia is punctuated by churches, mosques, synagogues and temples as well as ancient and medieval buildings which bear witness to our interwoven European history.

This ancient route is played out by seven professional musicians as an acoustic tableau. Sounds, voices and instruments form the soundscape with fragments of original dialogues from the locals, excerpts of songs from the Balkans and improvised sounds. «I am not alone» can be played in exhibition rooms, outside or in the spaces in between. The very simple and open format of the soundscape offers an experience for a broad range of visitors, allowing each visitor their own personal interpretation, evoking their life experiences – no prior understanding of the Via Egnatia or the Balkans is necessary to be able to enjoy the full experience.

Musicians:

Miro Hanauer, Regina Hui,
Andrea Knutti, Eva Mann,
Chiara Selva, Reto Senn,
Beat Vögele

Project Organisation:

Manuela Casari (Production Management)
Serge Honegger (Dramaturgy)
Sandra King-Savic (Research)

Contact:

Manuela Casari

IN VORBEREITUNG FÜR 2020/2021
Live-Soundscape on the ancient Balkan route, Via Egnatia

The soundscape «I am not alone» is an art and mediation project whose aim is to increase awareness of the marginalised cultural region of the Balkans in Switzerland. The ancient Via Egnatia linked Durres on the Adriatic Sea to Constantinople, and is one of Europe’s oldest, most travelled, and culturally influential land routes. The Via Egnatia is punctuated by churches, mosques, synagogues and temples as well as ancient and medieval buildings which bear witness to our interwoven European history.

This ancient route is played out by seven professional musicians as an acoustic tableau. Sounds, voices and instruments form the soundscape with fragments of original dialogues from the locals, excerpts of songs from the Balkans and improvised sounds. «I am not alone» can be played in exhibition rooms, outside or in the spaces in between. The very simple and open format of the soundscape offers an experience for a broad range of visitors, allowing each visitor their own personal interpretation, evoking their life experiences – no prior understanding of the Via Egnatia or the Balkans is necessary to be able to enjoy the full experience.

Musicians:

Miro Hanauer, Regina Hui,
Andrea Knutti, Eva Mann,
Chiara Selva, Reto Senn,
Beat Vögele

Project Organisation:

Manuela Casari (Project Management)
Serge Honegger (Dramaturgy)
Sandra King-Savic (Research)

Contact:

Manuela Casari