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Goethe Institut, KM Music Conservatory invite musicians for residency in Chennai

CHENNAI: The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai, is launching the 3rd version of its South Asian Music Residency, (SAMUR), with a batch of 12 professional musicians, composers, improvisers and performers from Germany and the South Asian area. The artists will likely be decided on and invited this summer time for a unique two-week musical collaboration in Chennai.

SAMUR, which began in 2016, encourages its participants to percentage concepts, carry out every different's works, and write tune for one another, whilst also exploring and broadening their own vision. This is why, a very powerful prerequisite is the participation of professional musicians with a capability to play and develop tune with others.

SAMUR also explores probabilities for cross-cultural exchange on practice and concept of recent tune composition in several international locations, relation between conventional and fresh tune and demanding situations of various genres and types. It appears into capacity-building, interplay of emerging and experienced musicians and composers in South-Asia, presentation of latest compositions and concepts for collaborative projects and strengthening the networking of fairs, institutions and freelancers within the area with Germany. A special feature will likely be public performances all the way through the process the residency.

The administrators of SAMUR 2019 will likely be German composer and Saxophone participant Roger Hanschel and Indo-German composer, Drummer and Percussionist Ramesh Shotham.

The residency will will happen from August 18 to September 1 in Chennai, in collaboration with A R Rahman's K M Music Conservatory. It is now open for packages from Germany, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The remaining date is May 30.

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