Location: Portugal

Open to young and talented musicians from the Mediterranean basin building their careers to become professional artists, each Medinea session of the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée is 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.). This training offers a unique intercultural experience of the life of an ensemble in creation.

The Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, a Medinea member, hosted a small group of musicians to accompany them in the exploration of the great diversity of aesthetics and musical expressions of the Mediterranean culture. The participants, who have an intense practice of musical improvisation and composition, experimented with techniques of collective composition, within an ensemble, with the aim of leading to the creation of a common musical production that also reveals individual singularities.
The five selected artists met for ten days of rehearsals and creation under the guidance of the teachers and coaches of the Escola, performed a concert on the 19th of July at the AveNew Lisboa and had the chance to record their compositions at the Escola’s studio.