The project Linkage! is for students of all different kinds of schools and linked to the concert series “Musikfabrik in WDR” which exists since 2003. It is financed by the federal government in the context of the initiative “Exzellente Orchesterlandschaft Deutschland”.
Before each of the “Musikfabrik in WDR” concerts the musicians of Ensemble Musikfabrik visit different Cologne schools and conduct workshops together with the respective music teacher. The central point is a new piece being written specifically for the pupils. Each time, one of the composers being premiered in the concert will be commissioned to write a piece that is “spielBar”: playable. This piece is then being premiered by the pupils before the “Musikfabrik in WDR” concert.
Presentations of Linkage!:
17th June 2018 | Musikfabrik im WDR 66:
Helge Sten | Murmurations (2018) presented by pupils of Katharina-Henoth-Gesamtschule in Köln-Vingst
25th February 2018 | Musikfabrik im WDR 65 - Gegendarstellung:
Chiyoko Szlavnics | Challenge of Spirit is Broadening (2018) presented by pupils of Maximilian Kolbe Gymnasiums in Köln-Porz