For newborn babies all sound is the same. Only later do we learn what out-of-tune notes are, what harmony is, what is in time and what is not. Later on, how should you listen to music that is at odds with what you are used to? In other time signatures, with different harmonies, different structures? In these three podcasts made especially for Gaudeamus three musicians from three different cultures give a highly personal introduction to the music they are in love with.
They let you hear music, take you with them into their listening experience, talk and sing. Has it made you inquisitive?Then you can listen to their complete podcasts directly after this presentation. Palestinian singer Nai Barghouti offers a crash course in old and new music from the Arab world, and Colombian composer Eliana Echeverry introduces you to the richness of traditional Latin American music. Composer Joël Bons takes you to China, where in 1988 he met a group of totally unknown young composers – including Tan Dun and Guo Wenjing – who broke through internationally shortly after.
Nai Barghouti – The magic of ornamentation: Appreciating and understanding Arabic Music
Joël Bons – A miraculous outburst of creativity: Chinese composers meet Nieuw Ensemble
Eliana Echeverry – Cumbia: listen to the rhythm from a Colombian river that enchants the American continent and beyond