With Leopold Hurt, Afra Mussawisade, Mona Matbou Riahi, Golnar Shahyar and Elsa M’Bala


How can we listen to ourselves in a new way? And how do we move musically in spaces of diversity, in their shifts and shades? We tell ourselves stories… In the “Amazon Stories”, outstanding soloists from a wide range of artistic practices – from Persian classical music to performative vocal art to zither and electronics – become a community of practice that searches for possibilities of “coming together” in a fractured world.

“Outernational” is an artistic research project around transtraditional music. In search of a contemporary, hybrid, creole new music, it presents outstanding soloists from diverse traditions. The series is curated by Elisa Erkelenz in close dialogue with all participating artists.

Interviews, playlists and discourses about the project can be found at: