Political music festival

Artistic director: Thomas Christoph Heyde
Artists: H.-W. Henze, Friedrich Schenker, Chaya Czernowin (IL), Olga Neuwirth (A), Rolf Riehm, Marc Smith (USA), Alec Empire (GB)
Venues: Leipzig: Werk II - Kulturfabrik, Moritzbastei, Kino Cineding
Schedule: 13 - 23 Sep. 2006

Tailored to young audiences, this Leipzig festival explores to what extent musical forms of the past and present are suitable for expressing political and socio-critical issues of today . Machtmusik features a wide range of various event formats, including discussions, concerts and movies. Thanks to the cooperation of institutional partners involved in youth work and cultural-political activities, the festival will be able to reach a large spectrum of young people and cater to their various interests and needs. The festival will close by awarding a prize to the winner of a composition competition for the best, new political song.


Forum zeitgenössischer Musik
Leipzig e.V.

Nikolaistraße 31 HH

04109 Leipzig