About this project
change! is a game of opposites. The focus is on the change that Europe has experienced in its recent history and is still experiencing, and on the fall of the Iron Curtain 20 years ago and on the growing together of Central European cultures. Not only works by contemporary authors are performed, but also compositions that are already among the key works of contemporary music. The MIKAMO always tries to put national rating systems into perspective and to bring special, but often only nationally known works closer to an international audience in Central Europe.
change! ties directly to the international concert series hermes and aims to expand and deepen the Central European cooperation for new music and current works by living musicians in Central Europe. Here, too, the dialogue between generations and cultural identities forms the basic tension of the concert cycles, which arises through the performance practice of works by established composer personalities as well as younger musicians who live and work in the Central European region.