Outernational is a new concert series on the practice of transtraditional music. Along dissolving borders we listen to music as a story of change and migration. Developed with outstanding soloists, the interdisciplinary programmes will celebrate their premiere at the radialsystem in Berlin, from where they will make guest appearances in Europe. Political, social and postcolonial issues are addressed in the accompanying »Outernational listening« sessions.
Outernational listening and VAN Outernational
The question with which ears these new sound spaces can be entered is also part of the process. Each concert is accompanied by a multimedia discourse format called “outernational listening”, in which musicians, philosophers, sociologists and scientists talk to the audience about topics related to the concerts. In addition, a digital focus is created around each concert on the platform van-outernational.com.
Laboratory in Berlin - guest performances in Europe
After the development phase in the Berlin radialsystem and the respective premiere, the concert projects are presented at European festivals such as the Chios Music Festival or the Rainy Days Festival in Luxembourg.
The series is curated by Elisa Erkelenz.