On 19 November 2011 the first YEAH! has announced its winners in a festive ceremony at the Osnabrück Castle.
See here the five projects which convinced the jury together with their comments:
“Rocky Roccoco“(Sonus Brass Ensemble, Austria)
A staged concert for brass quintet, in which two musical worlds – Baroque and Jazz – collide. Embodied by two musical groups, musical as well as human conflicts are non-verbally disputed and, through the uniting element of music, resolved. “Notable is the high artist level of the musicians, who at the same time operate as actors. Full of delight and humour, this production is a concert experience for all age groups.” >>>
„slagRoom“(Ensemble Triatu +1 & Jeugd en Muziek, Belgium)
A compact concert for schools, with contemporary music for percussion ensemble (eg. by Steve Reich, John Cage, Mauricio Kagel) triggered by “musical terror attacks“ by the musicians of the ensemble on school classes. “As a result of the ‘attacks’ in the classroom the public can be perfectly involved. The surprise and the creativity of the events, quickly inspires the pupils and prepares them for the concert.“
“Small Composers“(FIGURA Ensemble, Denmark)
A composition workshop for children which combines professional musical work and education. Children with no previous musical knowledge develop their own musical forms, which are then realised by professionals.“Here children are really encouraged to be creative. Their imaginative ideas are always taken seriously – musicians and children meet eye to eye. Here music education, in the real sense of the word, takes place.“ >>> Link
“VOID“(Klangwerktage Hamburg, Germany)
Intensive reference to the architect Daniel Libeskind’s work as well as the resulting compositions VOID I and II by the composer Nikolaus Brass. Pupils deal with music, history and architecture and develop their own (musical) forms of expression. “In its complexity, a fascinating and innovative project. Bravely and imaginatively, together with the pupils, an attempt is made to give the ineffable expression.” >>> Link
“Von Sternen, Nebeln und Galaxien“(regionale X, Steiermark, Arcana Festival St.Gallen/Gesäuse, Austria)
Workers and apprentices from a car company explore the sounds and forms of expression of New Music. Materials as well as parameters of the working process such as rhythm, tempo, time, stasis and movement are transferred to musical parameters and integrated into a new work that is performed in a concert. “Here is a successful example of collaboration with a target audience, which one would not normally reach.“
Special Prize of the UNESCO: Hasretim - Trip to Anatolia
The German UNESCO committee awarded Marc Sinan and the Dresdner Sinfoniker with its director Markus Rindt with a special price for their project
“Hasretim – Trip to Anatolia“.
In videos, the guitarist Marc Sinan documents the traditional folk music of Anatolia and combines this with a live performance of his music to create a concert installation. Commissioned by Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts and in collaboration with Marcus Rindt, Dresdner Sinfoniker and Andrea Molino. „A project that speaks to all generations and awakens awareness of other cultures."
The YEAH! Young EARopean Award is a project of the Stiftung Stahlwerk Georgsmarienhütte (Georgsmarienhütte Steelworks Foundation) and the netzwerk junge ohren (network young ears).