Nordischer Klang was first launched in 1992 and translated, the name means ‘Nordic Sound’. Different Baltic countries and cultures are spotlighted from year to year and in 2018 Nordischer Klang will celebrate all things Estonian. The festival is always a great opportunity for Nordic artists to perform and the programme provides a great platform for Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish culture. The other Baltic states also take part in the festival along with their Nordic friends.
Although sound is the focus through music, the festival also features art, literature and film through exhibitions, readings and screenings. Specialist creatives give talks and the festival always has a children’s programme on offer for the younger Nordic generation.
This year’s programme will include a performance from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Orchestra with Liisi Koikson. Attendees can enjoy screenings of Estonian Lotte films, author and journalist Peeter Helme will deliver a lecture and there will be an exhibition about the island Kihnu from Birgit Püve.
Nordischer Klang is organized by the Cultural Association Nordic Sound e.V., (which is associated with the University of Fennistics and Scandinavian Studies). The association works closely with various local cultural institutions in Greifswald, and together the aim is to create a contemporary programme that accurately reflects the spirit an culture of the Nordic region.
Nordischer Klang opened on Thursday 3rd May and will finish on Sunday 13th May. It will be held at various locations in and around Greifswald in Germany. The programme and more information can be found on the Nordischer Klang website and tickets can be purchased here online.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)