This project has been funded with the support from the European Commission.

More than Music

The lead idea of the More than Music project is to exchange intergenerational and intercultural knowledge and experience through the world wide understandable medium – music.

The aim of the partnership comprising of amateur music ensembles and musicians from different Central European countries is to learn from each other using all the variety of musical expression - listening to foreign musicians performing in their language, teaching them how to interpret musical pieces in the language of their neighbours or performing together new pieces composed as a result of intercultural and cross boarder collaboration. In this project music is a learning instrument; a tool which leads to better understanding of all the history, tradition and culture shared in the past centuries.

During intense rehearsing, performing and recording of new pieces produced within the project time, all participants will discover areas of cross boarder collaboration which they yet have not focused on. As a result of the cooperation there will not only be the public performances and new musical pieces in all partners languages, but also an audiovisual chronicle of the project.

The message of the project is clear: "Let us make music together in order to understand each other doing music better than just in words. Let us compose and create some new music build on tradition and innovation. Maybe it will inspire us for innovative intercultural action outside the world of music as well".

The outcomes of the project:

  • Concerts in Czech republic, Poland and Slovakia.
  • New musical pieces which lean on a strong historical tradition but which at the same time reflect the shared intercultural understanding and combine ancient features with innovative elements.
  • Variety of activities prepared within the "More than Music" project strengthen language education, music education, education of arts managers and at the same time education of new audience.
  • A “Making off” movie produced by all project participants.

This project has been funded with the support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.