Yolda / Onderweg / En route

Group 3: via Bucharest

This group travelled by train from Bucharest to Ghent. On this page you can find a mini documentary that summarises their journey and diary posts of the musicians during their travel.

Musicians Dirk Moelants (viola da gamba), Mattias Laga (clarinet), Meriç Dönük (harp), Mehmet Yalgin (kemençe), Şirin Pancaroğlu (harp) and Bora Uymaz (vocals)

Video artist Mathijs Poppe made this mini documentary of their journey:

Diary posts of Group 3

  • A rehearsal room with a view (11/6/2014) - We arrive around 8h30 -Central European time- in Budapest and are in awe that a train can take so long, we already left Bucharest at 17h30. At this side of Europe, a train ride gives a real on-the-road-feeling, which suits…
  • Night train 1: Bucharest – Budapest (11/5/2014) - At 10h I’m standing at the hotel reception. “Would it be possible to rehearse somewhere?” After insisting we could use the conference hall of the hotel: the word combination European project and famous musicians performs miracles. Paolo accompanies us today…
  • Paolo Profeti, an Italian in Bucharest (11/3/2014) -   Saturday November 1st, 10h00 Today on our programme: a meeting with Paolo Profeti, a local musician, who donates a song to the project. After a five minute ride Meriç and I wait in a recently renovated historic building on…
  • Rehearsing under The Bosphorus Bridge (10/30/2014) -   Time for rehearsal! At 10h40 sharp five of us take a taxi from the hotel to our rehearsal space under The Bosphorus Bridge. Harp player Meriç lives on the other side of the water and comes over straight away.…
  • Izmir: a first impression (10/28/2014) - It’s only been 24 hours since we landed in Turkey, but it feels like ages ago. Traveling with a purpose is great, but with the aim of making music with locals it’s simply blissful. Exciting too: will they be interested…