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Into the World of (Im)Music with a Guitar

Into the World of (Im)Music with a Guitar

Our instrumental tasks are more difficult to test because certain locations do not have the right equipment for it. However, if we come to a place where, for example, there are several guitars, and there is someone in the team who can help the others learn the basics of the instrument, we are capable of miracles!

ImMusic in Timișoara at the Vox Mundi Choir Festival

ImMusic in Timișoara at the Vox Mundi Choir Festival

In September 2022, we took part in the Vox Mundi Choir Festival in Timișoara, Romania, where, unusually, the choir festival took place together with an Erasmus+ international meeting. During the program, a number of discussions and workshops were held, in which the participants could learn exercises developed for youth groups, and at the very end, the festival closed with a joint concert. A total of 80 Hungarian, Serbian, Polish and Romanian young people took part in the festival and learned from each other. 

ImMusic testing in Köveskál

ImMusic testing in Köveskál

We held a workshop in Köveskál, Hungary, where we mainly tested our rhythmic exercises with the team during the training held for a group consisting mostly of teachers and youth workers. We laughed, sang and clapped a lot at the event, which had a great atmosphere. As a result of the testing, we even developed the exercises even further together with the group.

ImMusic opens to Poland

ImMusic opens to Poland

A week-long music days were held in Kecskemét, in which a mix of Hungarian and foreign music and youth professionals took part. With the group from Poland, we had the opportunity to test many ImMusic exercises, we mainly selected from a collection based on rhythmic and solmization sounds. The training was led by László Durányik, and the location for the program was provided by the Kodály School. In addition, they also viewed the presentation of the school’s children’s choir, which highlighted that there is no age limit for implementing most of the exercises, it can be used with children, young people and even older people alike.

ImMusic testing at ImPulzus Creative Music Lab

ImMusic testing at ImPulzus Creative Music Lab

In the ImPulzus Creative Music Lab, ImMusic tasks come up during many sessions, which have already been incorporated into our everyday lives. In individual and group singing sessions, at our Sing&Grow events, at rehearsals before concerts, and at informal meetings, we use the exercises that we collected during the project. Since we deal with quite a large number of people whose lives have so far lacked dealing with music, it is a particularly good feeling to see that our exercises are working.

Meeting Music in Rome

Meeting Music in Rome

In July 2022, Edit Pálinkás took part in the Musica Eterna Roma choir competition along with the Aurin Girl’s Choir from Kecskemét. During the festival she had a number of informal discussions, in which she had the opportunity to disseminate the importance of music programs for youth not only in a professional level but for amateurs and beginners, too. There were some promising prospect to build new relationships with youth workers and to integrate a much wider range of programs into the current order of choir festivals. The nature of ImMusic as a bridge between musicians and youth workers was especially manifested here.