The Arvo Pärt Centre is participating in the international education project “Music in Movement“, which aims to introduce prominent composers of our time in a new and engaging way, thereby bringing classical contemporary music closer to a wider audience. The project focuses particularly on mediating new music for children and young people.
The first stage of “Music in Movement“ focuses on four composers who have considerably influenced 20th-century music history. These composers are Kazimierz Serocki (1922-1981), Pierre Boulez (1925-2016), Louis Andriessen (1939) and Arvo Pärt (1935). An online presentation platform will be launched to showcase the works of these composers, including information about the compositions, interactive exercises and audiovisual and sound samples.
According to Anu Kivilo, the Managing Director of the Arvo Pärt Centre, the invitation to participate in this project came at a very suitable time for the Centre. “We are planning educational programmes for when the Centre opens, which would interest visitors from different musical backgrounds. “Music in Movement“ gives us an opportunity to get fresh ideas, and to exchange experiences with institutions that are a lot bigger than us,” Kivilo noted. “The future website will definitely include many inspiring opportunities to discover and get to know contemporary music,“ Kivilo added.
This education project is run by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and the National Audiovisual Institute of Poland. Other collaborators are the Arvo Pärt Centre and the French National Audiovisual Institute. The project is supported by the Mondriaan Fund.