This album is under CREATIVE COMMONS LICENCE (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). For using it, please name our project (World BEAThoven Project) and our website (www.taxi-mundjal.com/beathoven.html
Further info on producers, instrumentalists, free sample databank and videos: www.taxi-mundjal.com/beathoven.html
Be part of this album (until 29/2/2020): globallocal.co.uk/remixspace/
Mastered by Energiekreis Zuckerhut Studios (Bonn, Germany)
World BEAThoven Project:
On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of nature enthusiast, humanist, visionary and composition genius Ludwig van Beethoven, an international network under the direction and idea of cultural manager Darius Darek (Taxi MunDJal MusiX) produced an extraordinary album: Twenty melodies from Beethoven's works were recorded on non-European musical instruments by musicians based in the Cologne-Bonn region. This sample databank was created under the direction of Hans Zimmer's sample library developer Felix Ohlert and was then used by music producers worldwide as the basis for new tracks of electronic music.
The album now being released will be presented at festivals and in clubs and rearranged for a 35-piece brass orchestra (Youth Brass Band NRW).
As Darius Darek's academic background is geography, he has implemented sustainable, degrowth and minimalism based, fair, green, common-good-oriented and alternative ways of life into this music project. A transdisciplinary designed artivism towards a socio-ecological transformation:
- to promote „cultural diversity“ the project is a collaboration with musicians of diverse music cultures to record a sample databank.
- to promote „cultural heritage“ the project aims to upcycle & remix almost forgotten music by worldwide electronic music producers.
- to promote „creative commons“ the sample databank and the remixes can be used and listened to for free.
- to promote „socio-ecological projects“ the remixes are presented at green, transformational or zero waste festivals, at intergenerational bicycle rides or in „freeboxes“ (tinyurl.com/freeboxvideo
- to include „citizen participation“ a random local youth involvement and a worldwide production contest (in cooperation with Arts Council England) were carried out: www.globallocal.co.uk/remixspace/
- the project thus supports some of the sustainable development goals (SDGs): reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, quality education, gender equality and climate action.
Funded by BTHVN2020 (www.bthvn2020.de
) from funds provided by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the City of Bonn and the Rhein-Sieg district.
The project is managed by: www.taxi-mundjal.com/beathoven.html