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Music on the move

Music on the move

In the last Music Matters of the season, Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces stories of people on the move: how music is affecting, and being affected by, the lives of refugees and migrants, from ancient ritual singing practices to hyper-directional opera, from instruments made out of buckets and string to the latest web technology.

The mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato tells Sara about her recent experience working with children in the Eleonas and Skaramagas refugee camps in Athens for El Sistema Greece, and how it ties in with her ongoing mission to tell stories of war and peace through the music of Handel and Purcell.

Sara also hears from three composers about their responses to today's migrant crisis: Dee Isaacs on a partnership between the universities of Edinburgh and Athens to take musical projects to children in the Athens camps, the Navajo-born artist Raven Chacon on using refugee stories from Greece and the American borderlands for a sound installation in the Greek capital, and Nigel O

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