Singing on the road
Participate to our singing adventure using music as a tool for investigating musical traditions and meeting people
Singing on the road
Next goal : 5000 € !
We have just reached our first goal of 2500 € !!!
Thank you to all 27 contributors, to your support and encouragements, we are blissed ! :)
4 days left until the end of the collect, an opportunity to continue helping us ! If everyone shares the link of our crowdfunding page and donates 1€, it will enable us to finance other aspects of the travel. Next goal : 5000 € (the use of this goal is detailed at the bottom of the page).
We are two young music-therapists who have set ourselves a challenge - to use music as an exchange tool to meet populations from the Baltic and Scandinavian countries.
Through a repertoire of traditional songs, we hope to partake in the Nordic traditional and musical culture, and also to investigate and put into effect music-therapy, our discipline.
For centuries now, the Baltic and Scandinavian countries have been bestowed with the periodical singing and dancing traditions which enhance their calendars. In 2008, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were in effect added to the « Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity » by UNESCO for their musical traditions.
In these countries, music is known to be at its apogee during great events such as the « Laulupidu Song festival » which happens every fifth year in Estonia, and the « Skamba Skamba Kankliai » in Lithuania, where we will be participating.
During the travel, we will :
- Sing in the streets and in people’s homes in exchange for board and lodging
- go to festivals to investigate the musical traditions of each country
- do work-awaying to take part in the local life
- do musical residencies ; to work on our repertoire, compose and organize concerts
Thus we will be using videos, podcasts, and articles to promote our discoveries, encounters and cultural events that may cross our route.
We will begin our musical trip at the end of April 2019 by starting our travels from Montpellier, and then cross Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic, before arriving in Poland for the « Wszystkie mazurki swiata » festival (all Mazurkas in the world) where we will participate as volunteers.
We will then make a couple of stops in the Baltic countries to assist different musical moments which punctuate the life of its inhabitants. One of the highlights of our travel will be in Tallinn with the 150th anniversary of the « Laulupidu Song Festival » where we hope to participate as chorists.
We will continue our musical adventure by stopping off at the « Arts festival of Helsinki » at the end of August and plan on staying a couple of weeks in Finland to pursue our musical investigations and take part in the local life through musical residencies and work-awaying.
On our way to Norway, we will cross both Finnish and Swedish Laplands and drive through Sweden where we will make a couple of stops before landing in the region of Bergen. Once over there, we plan to refine our knowledge of music and music therapy alongside musicians and music therapists previously contacted.
To commemorate the end of our magical musical trip, we have committed ourselves to participate in the celebration of Saint Lucie in Sweden, which happens every thirteenth of December each year.
This festivity which celebrates light has symbolic overtones in Scandinavia where darkness rules over winter. The idea of light overcoming darkness has been welcomed by the locals for hundreds of years and celebrated with musical processions illuminated by thousands of candles. Furthermore, this celebration is a great deal for us, as we both share the common name : Lucie.
We plan to be back in Montpellier in January 2020.
Allocation of funds
We have just reached our first goal :
Our KissKissBankBank collect of 2500€ will enable us to finance the following aspects of the travel :
- Recording material to film ourselves and record (sound & video) our different musical encounters.
- Camping material to equip the van (heating, lamps, thermal sleeping bags, etc.) 752 €
- Warm clothes adapted to extreme cold weather conditions 820 €
With more financial support, your help will be of use to cover all costs linked to food and transport. Our budget for these two categories is 4316€ , therefore our final goal is far from being reached !
If everyone shares the link of our crowdfunding page and donates 1€, it will enable us to finance other aspects of the travel. Next goal : 5000 € (the use of this goal is detailed at the bottom of the page).
Our project : The discovery and enhancement of traditional music in Scandinavia and the Baltic state
In order to be able to carry out this project successfully, we need :
- special thermal clothes
- audio-visual equipment
- an equipped van for our trips, the storage of equipment and for sleeping
- financing to cover all costs pertaining to food and transport
Hence the reason we are trying to get together financial help through different means to cover all of our costs linked to this project.
If you happen to be interested in our project, please don't hesitate to support us !