Location: Italy

The intercultural creation session of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) is open to a dozen of young and talented musicians from the Mediterranean basin (building their careers to become professional artists) and who have an intense practise 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, guides these sessions and proposes 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.


The programme of this session was focused on musical improvisation and collective composition workshops, rehearsals in tutti and smaller groups and has been held in our partner’s premises, the Ente Musicale di Nuoro in Italy. The session ended with two concerts in the frame of the 31st edition of the Nuoro Jazz Festival, one on 30th August in Posada and the other on 29th August in Nuoro that you can listen to by clicking on this video:

Besides, and at the occasion of these two concerts, some journalists talked about the Nuoro Medinea Session in the paper press and web articles that you can find here:

During the confinement, the participants of the 2019 Nuoro Medinea Session decided to work on one of their compositions.
Video made by Massimo Demelas and Cordelia

In coproduction with the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

Poster of the Nuoro Jazz Festival, photo credit: Flavio Manzoni
Photos credit: Gigi Murrù