The festival takes off with “Shared Sounds – Shared Thoughts”, which is intended to re-establish dialogue about the origins of cultural cooperation within the Baltic Sea Region. “Shared Sounds – Shared Thoughts” is a new addition to NORDLICHTER, with performances by The Stenhammar Quartet (Sweden) and Katrine Geslinge (Denmark), a concert in two-parts with various follow-up discussions about active BSR cultural cooperation, proceeding the concerts.
A wide range of musical projects from Scandinavia and the Baltic States are to be experienced as part of the traditional “Nordic Night,” February 28th. From traditional instruments, to abstract vocal techniques, this evening is sure to represent Nordic music at its best.
Here is a brief overview of the program for “Nordic Night”:
The evening will wrap up with a special performance by the Electronic Sound Art Project. Björn Svin, SØS Gunver Ryberg and Cristian Vogel are a Danish DJ trio that continuously redefines electronic music in a curious fashion, keeping its audience musically alert.
NORDLICHTER concludes Saturday March 1st with the RIAS Chamber Choir (Germany) and Ensemble Resonanz (Germany) led by Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, performing works by Arvo Pärt, Lepo Sumeta, Tõnu Korvits and Peteris Vasks. Creativity, open-mindedness, cultural awareness, and deep thought are generated time and again at NORDLICHTER – get ready to experience this year’s sounds of the North.
"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)