Volksbühne im Großen Hirschgraben
15, 60311Frankfurt am Main
With I am from Nowhere, the Bridges Chamber Orchestra presents a program that deals with hybrid identities - with belonging to several cultures and the question to what extent these shape one's own (musical) identity. Each orchestra member contributes as an individual with his or her unique (musical) cultural experience. At the same time, the musicians form a community that grows together as an orchestra in order to bring forth something new, thus merging culture, identity and belonging socially and musically as fluid, interlocking processes.
The program is largely composed or arranged by members of the orchestra themselves. In doing so, they incorporate their different musical traditions, i.e. the musical styles that the musicians bring with them due to their musical training or origin are parts of the program. At the same time, the chamber orchestra develops its own new, transcultural musical style. In this way, the diversity of different cultures grows together without having to give up individual identities.
Focal points are world premieres by orchestra members Dana Barak, Andrés Rosales and Johanna-Leonore Dahlhoff, as well as the title piece I am from nowhere by Atefeh Einali. Peter Klohmann's arrangement of George Gershwin's famous classic Summertime also focuses on hybrid musical identities.