Location: Tunisia

The first 2019 Intercultural Creation Session of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) welcomed a  dozen of young and talented musicians from the Mediterranean basin -building their careers to become professional artists- and who have an intense practice of musical improvisation, even of the composition.
the session was designed for a large diversity of musical aesthetics and Mediterranean expressions and hosts all styles of music using elements of improvisations (jazz, traditional music, early music, etc.). Fabrizio Cassol, composer and jazzman, guided this session and proposed to experiment with techniques of collective composition, within an ensemble, with the aim of leading to the creation of a common musical production which also reveals individual singularities. In addition, the session welcomes Zied Zouari, the very talented Tunisian violin composer as a guest mentor.
The programme of this session was focused on musical improvisation and collective composition workshops, rehearsals in tutti and smaller groups and was held in the International Cultural Center of Hammamet.

At the occasion of the tangible Europe Creative partnership relations between the festival d’Aix and the Centre Culturel International de Hammamet, a press conference was held in Hammamet, a great occasion for the network to be promoted by the Tunisian press such as in the video report made by Musiciens.tn and available here or on multiple online articles that you can find here:

For this special occasion and to launch the 2019 Intercultural Creation sessions, the Festival d’Aix published a report article – available here – about what happened in Tunisia during this first session

The session ended with two concerts in Hammamet, at our partner’s concert hall, and in Sidi Bou Saïd at the Ennejma Ezzahra, the center for Arab and Mediterranean Music.

Find the next 2019 Intercultural Creation Sessions here: #2  #3  #4
In coproduction with the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

Photo and video credit: Saif Chida