Offering transcultural music education
We create musical encounters between people of all (musical) backgrounds while experiencing music-making as a communal ritual, an aesthetic experience as well as a means of communication – especially where conventional communication reaches its limits.
We see the potential hurdles that may emerge due to diversity as an opportunity: dissonance or shaky rhythms are authentic expressions of social discourse. Where differences or disagreements occur, the opportunity arises for a change of perspective, for a chance to learn from each other, and, ultimately, for a chance to grow with each other.
School concerts with Tiny Bridges, transcultural music education with the Bridges-Dolmuș, baby concerts with the Qantara Trio, Bridges in the Classroom and the Ensemble Dusti are our main focus (see below for more information).
The focus is not on the conventional means of passing on musical knowledge or the music of the (supposed) majority society; rather, with sharing and experimentation, the focus lies with musical exchange on an equal footing.
The pedagogical and artistic orientation and conception of the projects is developed by Samira Memarzadeh in collaboration with the Bridges team.