DIAGONALE - contemporary music festival


Crossing leads to the new! By realising the 4th DIAGONALE-FESTIVAL it will come to a new main focus: the axis between ethnic traditions and different forms of modern music and art.
What are these new sounds of the origin? Or what could they be like? How could the old and the new relate to each other? The japanese dancer Minako Seki says: When I am on stage, I always feel the landscape of my childhood in my back. Is home a kind of melancholy? Is it a force that will stay? What causes my feeling of a home? And could it change? Does even a home exist without manifestation at a place? And if so: how does it sound?
Immigrant musicians of all origins and innovative musicians of differing genres as well as artists coming from different backgrounds are invited to develop new projects out of the huge playground of tradition and innovation. A special interest is taken on the concrete cooperation of both partners, going with an reciprocal openness into a process for several months. Old and new belongs together, they are actually one. As well as near and far. The goal is to inspire the cultural integration by openminded artistical approaches. The highlight will be the festival itself: 4th. DIAGONALE at 9.10.2010. 7 hours with 30 formations in the whole building and around the Rudolf-Oetker-Halle and the nearby subway station.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • National
  • Régional


  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes

Pays bénéficiaire (s) / Groupes cibles

  • Immigrant musicians of all countries
  • Innovative musicians and artists
  • young and old people
  • professionals

Principaux partenaires

Hanns-Bisegger-Stiftung, Bielefeld
Cultural office of Bielefeld, Ulrich Laustroer

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale


01/06/2010 - 09/10/2010
DIAGONALE - contemporary music festival
DIAGONALE - contemporary music festival
DIAGONALE - contemporary music festival
DIAGONALE - contemporary music festival