ReMusica Festival - Pristina International Festival
ReMusica Festival 21st Edition
THE SOUND OF CHANGE
05 > 13.04.2022
The 21st edition of the ReMusica Festival “𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗 𝗢𝗙 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗘” addresses the topic of climate change and calls for raising awareness on climate action. All this is reflected in this year's program, making sure that a number of pieces on this topic are reflected, focusing on the four elements of nature - 𝙀𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝, 𝙒𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧, 𝘼𝙞𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙚.The 21st edition of ReMusicas will open with the Syrène Saxofoonkwartet from the Netherlands, characterized by their energy and delicate communication, making them very appealing to the public. Their concert entitled 𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗞𝗦, the theme of water is elaborated through the works of composer George Frideric Handel, as well as the piece The Wave by Jacob Ter Veldhuis. The work dedicated to climate change "seacoloured lightbellsounds" by the young Austrian composer Philipp Manuel Gutmannm will be brought to life on the stage of ReMusia by the Austrian Selini Quartet.This year in ReMusica welcomes the star of classical music, guitarist Petrit Çeku who playing in collaboration with the North Macedonian string quartet "Viva String Quartet" where, among others, they will execute the premiere work of the composer from Kosovo Valton Beqiri entitled "XX", work realized in 2021, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the ReMusica Festival."Dream’s Cricket" sound installation by artist Félix Blume, combines art and science to reflect on the consequences of climate change in society. The workshop "𝗥𝗲𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗔𝗜𝗥 & 𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗥" with tutor Ilir Bajri will bring to life (light) new recordings and works by the participants of the five-day workshop on AIR & WATER, while the traditional electro-acoustic and acoustic concert this year brings one of the most important names of the Belgian-American scene 𝗘𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗮𝗯𝗲𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻, with the concert entitled "EARTH & AIR". Sharing the pain with the situation in Ukraine, ReMusica, in solidarity with other European Festivals, joins the "Festivals for Compassion" initiative. The work of Ukrainian composer Maxim Shalygin called "Drop after drop", written in recent months, will be part of this Edition on the closing night of ReMusica and performed on stage by the 𝗩𝗶𝘃𝗮 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝘁.ReMusica again makes sure that every night of the Festival presents a cooperation between local and international artists. Artists, such as the prominent Kosovar soprano 𝗭𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗔𝗯𝗮𝘇𝗶 𝗥𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗶, pianist 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗱𝗮 𝗤𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶 𝗛𝗮𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗮𝗷, violinist 𝗔𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗶𝗹𝗮 𝗩𝗼𝘀𝗵𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗮, baritone 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗯𝗮𝗻 𝗕𝗲𝗵𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗷, etc. will be an important and integral part of ReMusica’s stage this year. Special space has been given to talented young artists such as 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗸 𝗣𝘆𝗹𝗹𝗮, the 𝗞𝗼𝘀𝗼𝘃𝗼 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗢𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮 led by 𝗞𝘂𝘀𝗵𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗺 𝗚𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶, 𝗥𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗸𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶, etc, as well as the traditional promotion of young composers from Kosovo. Masterclasses, workshops, ReMusica Junior will be the segments that will continue as in previous years.This year, ReMusica will organize a discussion on 𝘾𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝘼𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 where representatives of cultural institutions, government, civil society and international organizations will discuss how Festivals and the Kosovar artistic community can work to increase sustainability, as well as reduce its carbon footprint.At the end, let us recall the words of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: "𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩, 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬. 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦. 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘣𝘪𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭."
ReMusica Festival, is one of the main pillars of cultural life in Kosovo, with a specific focus on classical / modern music.
Its initial mission since 2002, was the promotion of the contemporary music and conveying innovative expression in the art of music, through channels of different stylistic tendencies of the XX century.
For a Newborn country, such as Kosovo is, it has had an enormous impact on the music lovers and others, thus creating a strong bond and making ReMusica the most protruding music festival in Kosovo.
The interaction between ReMusica and its public has helped realize the need for broadening the margins, therefore resulting in enriching the Festival’s physiognomy by introducing the music of other stylistic eras, such as Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, Romantics, and so on.
The Festival has had a very important role in promotion of Kosovar artists, and culture through very close and cooperation with prominent international artists.
ReMusica is composed of a team of music enthusiasts, with different background, from famous composers and professionals, to ordinary people. It has been a productive cooperation, because of one simple matter that makes us a particular family, the love for music.
We had the honor to receive, among the guest artists: Trio Elogio (Croatia), Pierre Fouchenneret (France), Aki Takahashi (Japan), Mondriaan Quartet (Netherland), KROUMATA percussion ensemble ( Sweden), Jeremy Jouve (France), Ko Matsushita, Marc Bouchkov (Belgium), Jonian Kadesha (Albania / Germany), Stockholm Saxofone Quartet (Sweden), Ebonit Saxophone Quartet, Trio Fibonacci (Canada), Rafael Andia (France), Elbenita Kajtazi (Kosovo / Germany), Ronnita Nicole Miller (USA / Germany), Marcel Worms (Netherland), Petrit Ceku (Croatia Kosovo), Ian Pace (Great Britain), Andreas Lewin Richter (Spain), Guo Gan (China), Frederic Belli ( Germany), Annette Vande Gorne (Belgium), Pascal Godart (France), Orphelié Gaillard (France) etc.
ReMusica Festival is organized by Kosovar Center for New Music (KCNM) member of ECPNM (European Conference of Promoters of New Music).