Vol.1 - mvt.2
Music with No Borders
12-14 July 2019
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
JM International invites young classical musicians from all JM member sections to the follow-up meeting after the first enCORE Classical interactive conference in Poland. Promoting the idea of spreading peace in the world through music, Music with No Borders will take place in Warsaw, 12-14th July 2019. It is a 2-day first of its kind event taking place in The Praga Museum of Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland, a location known for its highly multicultural history & effervescent initiatives towards reducing intolerance and growing shared kindness.
enCORE Mvt. 2 - Music with No Borders is open to those who are open-minded, who want to experience musical internationalism & explore the topic of diversity. Join us on a mission to break boundaries by collaborating globally and building an understanding and appreciation for our cultural differences.
The activities hosted during the event aim to provide an experience of internationalism. Moreover, you will be able to discuss the worrying tendencies in the world today, such as radical nationalism and xenophobia, conceptualising solutions of cross-cultural collaboration.
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
The 21st century is a time of a major progress in areas of technology, the sciences, and an awareness of diversity in the world due to the interconnected ties brought on by globalisation. However, in spite of the experience of internationalism and knowledge of the past, within the last 5 years we’ve observed alarming changes politically. In this difficult time young people have to realise that they have the power to act against these dangerous tendencies. With all the digital progress and various opportunities for intercultural collaboration, we have to believe we can make a difference. It is really important that we emphasise the need of internationalism and mutual kindness, as tolerance and dialogue seem too vague to be sufficient for making a change nowadays. In order to challenge today’s and tomorrow’s leaders we must develop new means of promoting the idea of peace and find creative ways of bringing people of different nationalities, views, religions and cultures together. One of them is music.
Music is the universal language which has always been present in people’s lives. But why is it an important tool to build peace in the world? Firstly, music is a code everyone can express oneself in - in one’s own style, in one’s own individual way - and be well understood. At the same time music can perfectly show the unique qualities of each traditional style and expose them to the audiences. Secondly, when performed in groups, music making can be a sentimental and binding experience. Therefore, people exposed to different cultural styles, can get inspired and develop something new for them.
enCORE Mvt. 2 - Music with No Borders follows up recent discussion within the JMI network. In March 2019 JMI launched a brand new platform for future classical music facilitators, professionals and policy creators. enCORE – New Ways in Classical music boldly explores 21st century challenges, giving the rare opportunity to think outside the “classical” box. Recent topics of enCORE were Concert Innovation, Self Management and Music and Social Engagement. Music with No Borders is an event build around the last but not least of these three. It’s open for everybody who wants to learn more and contribute on issue how music in general (and classical music specifically) can be used as a tool and a mean of changing the world.
enCORE Mvt. 2 - Music with No Borders will take place 12-14 July 2019 in Warsaw. The programs in our event are empowered by the universal language - music. Across these two days, concerts and musical workshops will be complemented by inspiring lectures and discussion panels on diversity, intercultural collaboration and conflict prevention. To facilitate these programs, we have invited charismatic speakers and talented musicians from many different countries. Like Portugal, South Africa, Israel, UK, Netherlands, US, Poland and many more. They will share their experience and partake in discussion panels, foster mutual understanding and generate connectivity with our participants.
Until 13:00 - Arrivals
14:00 - “Warm welcome” workshop for musicians, Wojtek Walczak
15:00 - Rehearsals and meetings
18:00 - Check in IBIS Hotel Warsaw Centre
19:00 - Welcome dinner and party
09:00: Workshop ‘Music as language’ Filip Sousa (Portugal)
Workshop based on the usage of music instead of spoken language. It will involve all the musicians participating in the event.
10:00: Coffee Break
10:30: Richard Berkeley – Introduction
11:05: Keynote 1 Laura Hassler
12:00: Keynote 2 Benedykt Pączka * or Project presentation “The Social Orchestra” JM Poland
13:50: Concert lecture ‘Universal Power of Music’ Orit Wolf (Israel)
Lecture including musical presentations given by renowned concert pianist and TED speaker about the communicative power of music
14:40: Discussion Panel ‘Finding ways of building mutual understanding. Through music?’ Orit Wolf (Israel), Laura Hassler (Netherlands), Benedykt Paczka tbc , Michael Christensen (Denmark) JMI
Speakers coming from various backgrounds share their insights on diversity and communication with culture and music.
15:10: Coffee Break
15:30: Discussion Panel ‘Diversity in the global village’, hosted by the City of Warsaw / Praga Museum International speakers living in Warsaw will share their view on the role of diversity in the modern world.
16:30: Afternoon welcome cocktail for enCORE members, Official Guests, Musicians and Speakers. Speeches and acknowledgements.
17:45: Vocal Concert ‘A Word about Peace’
Collaborative concert involving the Polish vocal ensemble Emotivo and TBA will perform together and communicate ‘Music with No Borders’’ mission through words of vocal pieces in different languages.
18:50: JAM Session International Musicians, enCORE Members and other members of JM Network will improvise together, giving space for creativity, crossing the cultural borders and breaking the boundaries of conventional performance.
9:00: JM Poland project presentation: Social Orchestra + feedback
In the session JM Poland members will introduce their newest project and the most recent success and accept feedback from enCORE members.
9:45: Experience sharing platform - the voice of enCORE
enCORE members will be asked to share their experience of internationalism, multiculturalism or any of the main topics of the event.
10:30: Coffee Break
11:00: Lecture ‘How to live together?’ Alexander Pennington (South Africa)
Political and psychological researcher will explain why it’s so difficult for some people to live together, referring to the turbulent history of his home country.
11:45: Q&A and Discussion Panel ‘Our role in peacebuilding’ Alexander Pennington, Otto de Jong, Richard Berkeley
15:30: Final Concert ‘Orchestra - an international organism’
A purpose-built international orchestra comprising enCORE participants, Royal Academy of Music students and musicians from Kameralna N- Harmonia string orchestra will perform a varied program, including a new work, co-written by three composers from different countries
16:30: Conclusion, feedback session
The participants should meet the following criteria:
● be between 18 and 29 years old;
● be open, committed and motivated to engage in all conference activities;
● have an interest to develop and strengthen dialogue between the participants;
● be an active music performer, and be ready to play in the final concert or JAM Session;
● be able to distribute the information obtained during the session on their return home among peers and institutions;
● master the English language to an acceptable communication level.
We welcome applications from all candidates who fulfil the specific profile of the activities, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief or sexual orientation.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
Individuals can apply via the following link:
To apply for a bursary participants must apply through their national JM International member section. (See list here)
The deadline for submitting completed applications is 25th of June.
The participant candidates will be put forward by national JM member sections and ultimately selected by a selection panel composed of the members of the JMI Classical Committee and the Conference facilitators. The panel will ensure that the selected applicants represent a balanced group with regard to gender, cultural background and experience.
Applicants will be informed of the results of the selection procedure by 7th of June.
Venue: The Praga Museum of Warsaw, ul. Targowa 50/52; 03–733 Warszawa
Number of enCORE participants: 10 young musicians, preferably participants of enCORE Berlin.
Conference starts: Friday 12th July 2019, 14:00 (arrivals by 13:00)
Conference ends: Sunday 14th July 2019 at 18:00 Departures: Sunday 14th July 2019 after 19:00
Working language: The programme will be held in English and Polish and translated simultaneously.
(For Bursary Participants)
Participants’ travel expenses will be reimbursed by the organizers after the meeting, in accordance with the following rules:
● Return economy class plane tickets, APEX, cheapest available fare to Warsaw;
● Return economy (second) class train tickets, cheapest available fare to Warsaw.
● Transportation by car at the rate of 0,24, -€ / km in accordance with the guidelines for financial reimbursement of the European Commission.
● Costs of your visa to enter Poland will be reimbursed on presentation of the visa, valid passport and receipt received from the Embassy.
Maximum reimbursement rate: 200 € for all participants (reimbursements will be made after the event, upon presentation of original boarding passes).
Accommodation (in twin rooms) will be provided by the organizers. No accommodation outside the one provided by the organizers will be reimbursed. Meals will be provided by the organizers at the venue or in nearby restaurants. Participants must be able to provide specific insurance for their personal instruments. Individual insurance is NOT provided.
In order to be eligible for reimbursement, participants must attend the total conference duration.
(For Non-Bursary Holders)
350euros (includes food and accommodation)
Speakers / JM network:
Tel: +48 606503880
Tech & formal:
Tel: +48 605 225 849
Musicians and participants:
Tel: +48 723 203 203