Ulysses Netzwerk (2014)

The Ulysses Network was founded in 2012 by 14 European music institutions and academies. Its main goal is to create improved possibilities for the production of new works by a younger generation of composers that shall be mostly initiated through cooperations between the academies. Furthermore, the interconnectedness between the partners and the development of existing networks shall serve an easier and more effective distribution of contemporary works.

The Ulysses Network was inspired by an illustrious generation of 18th Century artists who wandered all across Europe, visiting the greatest masters’ workshops in order to improve and to complete their skills. Following the steps of the Homeric hero, their odyssey was an initiatory journey paving the way for future generations of young European artists.

The idea of the Ulysses network is to rekindle this tradition by inviting hundreds of young musicians to develop an individual experience based on encounters, exchanges and sharing with tutors and fellows from different cultural backgrounds within the most renowned European music institutions. By benefitting from periods of experimentation, of production and of confrontation with the audience all across the continent, Europe’s finest young artists will be given a unique opportunity to develop their careers and share their talent with new audiences.

Partners of Ulysses Network:
IRCAM (FR) - INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE ET COORDINATION ACOUSTIQUE / MUSIQUE, Paris.
ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL AND ACADEMY (GB), Aldeburgh.
GAUDEAMUS MUZIEKWEEK (NL), Utrecht.
IEMA (DE) - INTERNATIONALE ENSEMBLE MODERN AKADEMIE, Frankfurt.
IMPULS . VEREIN ZUR VERMITTLUNG ZEITGENÖSSISCHER MUSIK (AT), Graz.
IMD (DE) - INTERNATIONALES MUSIKINSTITUT DARMSTADT, Darmstadt.
IKI OPUS XXI (DE) - HOCHSCHULE FUR MUSIK, Hamburg.
DIVERTIMENTO ENSEMBLE (IT), Milan.
FONDATION ROYAUMONT (FR) - VOIX NOUVELLES, Asnières sur Oise.
FONDAZIONE CULTURALE SAN FEDELE (IT), Milan.
TIME OF MUSIC (FI), Vitasaari.
BMA (LV) - BRIVAS MUZIKAS AGENTURA, Mazasalaca/Riga.
FLAGEY (BE), Brussels.
BMC (HU) - BUDAPEST MUSIC CENTER, Budapest.

This project is funded with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

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