It is always breathtaking to discover the result of the energies deployed around one or several instruments of choice. But it can be just as exciting to see links being forged. These will inevitably give birth to fruitful collaborations that we take pleasure in welcoming during the musical series that we offer throughout the year.
A moment of encounter and creation like no other, RESET brings together every year 8 emerging musicians, 4 men and 4 women who do not know each other, coming from 8 countries and playing 8 different instruments. Together, they will create, improvise, get to know and recognize their different musical worlds. At the end of the residency, the result of their work will be presented to the public during 3 evenings of concerts with specific synergies and collaborations, from a city tour to discover trios and duos, to a closing concert gathering all the artists, through the discovery of spectacular solo performances. But the formula is never set in stone… and each edition has its share of surprises.
The high-level percussionist has been working for years in the field of electro music. During his residency the Lebanese musician will continue his research in neimënster in the framework of NAFAS. This program aims to invite Lebanese artists to residencies in Europe to allow for a Euro-Lebanese artistic exchange.
Created in 2015, the Luxembourg Composition Academy is the only composition residency/masterclass in Luxembourg, organized by United Instruments of Lucilin, neimënster and the Rainy Days Festival, the international contemporary music festival of the Philharmonie de Luxembourg. The Luxembourg Composition Academy offers young composers the opportunity to work for a week in an inspiring and creative place, located in the heart of Luxembourg City: neimënster; all accompanied by the professional musicians of the United Instruments of Lucilin Ensemble.
The meeting of these worlds could not offer a more beautiful prospect of collaboration! The young Luxemburgish rapper Nicool and the director Dan Tanson have joined forces and talent to embark on a long term project that will lead to the first performances of Nikki Ninja & Afrobeathoven in June 2022. This musical project for children, from 7 years old, brings together the world of Luxembourgish hip-hop and jazz through the meeting of the NICOOL Project (Nicole Bausch, Nadja Prange and Dennis Scholtes) and Pol Belardi & AFROBEATHOVEN.
This project aims to raise awareness of hip hop far removed from the stereotypes that are sometimes associated with it (violence, misogyny), in order to offer all the expressive potential of these artistic forms that combine rhythm and poetry. Nikki Ninja and Afrobeathoven wish to bring Luxembourgish rap to a young audience eager for new means of expression.
In the creation process, the involvement of children and young people was actively sought. Creative workshops in the primary school were set up with the support of the Sommer Foundation. They allowed the artists to involve the children by mixing experimentation and discovery of the creative process.
This residency benefits from the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Pol BELARDI regularly returns to his studio in neimënster to work on the development of his first solo, of which the public was able to discover a first performance during our open house weekend in October 2021.
This creation will be revealed in its final version on July 10, 2022, the date of his concert in the Krieps Hall as part of the Pause series so appreciated by the public. The creation of a repertoire for the Large Ensemble will then continue; a composition that will be presented during the Bock op 2023 Festival.
This residency is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.