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Songs of Travel (2022)

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Songs of Travel (2022)
Irish Partner
Music for Galway
Co-Partners
  • Lead Partner: MUSIC FOR GALWAY
  • STICHTING KEYS TO MUSIC FOUNDATION (Netherlands)
  • JARNA FESTIVAL ACADEMY (Sweden)
  • NORD-AURDAL KOMMUNE (Norway)
  • CAUSA CREATIONS INTERACTIVE MEDIA (Austria)
Funding Strand
Cooperation Projects Medium Strand
Year Funded
2022
Funding Amount
€1,000,000

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Songs of Travel will use music to raise awareness and create empathy towards climate change and migration and will develop and implement a sustainable model of operation for specialised classical music festivals.

Four festivals, led by Music for Galway, have teamed up with Causa Creations, an Austrian game development studio, for Songs of Travel (SOT). SOT will use music to raise awareness and create empathy towards climate change and migration and will develop and implement a sustainable model of operation for specialised classical music festivals.

Songs of Travel commission five works of contemporary classical music by composers connected with migration. One of the works will form the soundtrack to a new interactive adventure game, Songs of Travel, charting five stories of migrants fleeing troubled homelands to new beginnings in Europe.

The festivals will address sustainability from an ecological perspective and an education resource will be created to support engagement with contemporary classical music and to highlight themes of migration and social inclusion.

Find Out More

  • Songs of Travel Website
  • Cellissimo Festival, 18th to 26th May, 2024
  • Music For Galway: Music for Galway is a leader in classical music development in Ireland. They programme an annual series of concerts, artistically unique festivals, and collaborate with major orchestras, choirs, ensembles, and soloists. MfG is also active in programming and outreach for children and teenagers, and advocates for proper infrastructure for music in the West of Ireland.

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