EUMUT 2018–2020: Project Partners

Notenspur Leipzig e.V. – Leipzig/Germany
The Notenspur Leipzig e.V. (Leipzig Music Trail Association) makes a point of diverting music away from "temples of art" in favour of public spaces, e.g. squares, parks or private homes and enterprises, and by offering different access points through a connection with certain activities such as walking paths or bicycle tours, or through the involvement of non-professionals as well as volunteering professionals, e.g. as hosts or musicians during the annual Notenspur-Nacht der Hausmusik (Night of Playing Music at Home) in which private houses and enterprises are opened up as concert venues to friends and strangers alike. Thus, the Leipziger Notenspur works on the connection between music and the urban environment. In 2018 Notenspur Leipzig e.V. as the connecting element received the European Heritage Label together with nine musical heritage sites in Leipzig.

M.K. Čiurlionio Namai – Vilnius/Lithuania
Situated in Vilnius’ old town, the M.K. Čiurlionis House is the original site where composer and painter M.K. Čiurlionis resided from 1902 to 1908. Today the building hosts a small museum with furniture, musical instruments, photographs and paintings. It also serves as a venue for different activities such as concerts, workshops or exhibitions. The museum’s staff also organises events outside of the building with varying cooperating partners. As the events of M. K. Čiurlionis House are quite diverse, audiences are also very diverse: from seven- to eight-year-old school children who come to their educational programmes and children’s concerts, to the academic and artistic youth who attend openings of the exhibitions and creative events, to seniors who frequent cultural evenings: book presentations, meetings with various cultural figures, and classical music concerts.

MB Classics – Oslo/Norway
As a still-new association, MB Classics aspires to enable access to opera and classical music in the area between Oslo and Trondheim with the long-term goal to establish a permanent, professional chamber orchestra in this area. Their activities encourage opening up new ways of thinking about music by exploring new sorts of venues and new levels of cooperation. So far, they have successfully organised concerts as well as larger opera productions for rural and small-town areas, bringing culture to audiences that only have restricted means of access.