• Tue 01 10 2019 / 8 pm •
In Between Spaces Indie Idiosyncracies

Curated by THOMAS GLÄSSER in dialogue with SARAH EL MINIAWY


European enthusiasm for pop music and club sounds from the Middle East has remained unbroken for several years. In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies, a music and discussion event running several days, organized by musician and curator Thomas Gläßer in dialogue with Egyptian-Algerian producer and music manager Sarah El Miniaway, takes a closer look at processes of intermingling between Arabic and Western music that have surged in alternative music scenes of many Arab cities in the last decades.

Taking place in the newly opened Jaki club – the remodeled Studio 672 of the Stadtgarten – the program centers on three spotlights exemplified through the musical phenomena themselves.

This first spotlight focuses on global contemporary music as presented by the duo of the Israeli-Palestinian singer and oud player Kamilya Jubran together with Swiss trumpeter and electronic musician Werner Hasler. German musicians Joss Turnbull and Matthias Mainz engage – so to say from the reversed perspective – with elements of Arabic and Persian music experimentally. The encounter with different musical idioms is what connects these artists, allowing them to expand the possibilities of their musical spaces and develop new material.

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Venue: Stadtgarten (Konzertsaal), Venloer Str. 40, 50670 Cologne

A ZAM Center for Contemporary Music e.V. event in cooperation with the Academy of the Arts of the World and the European Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music at Stadtgarten.

In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies is part of the event series Global Diffusion - Musical Statements Cologne, supported by the city of Cologne.

In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies is presented by WDR Cosmo and Stadtrevue.

Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb.