Mewġa Mużika, which is part of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme, is an interactive musical work curated by the Portuguese group Ondamarela. They are now looking for amateur musicians to join their musical journey, which will culminate with a large-scale collective performance on the 9th of September 2018.

Photo credit: Elisa von Brockdorff

Intensive workshops with Ondamarela maestro, Tim Steiner, will contribute to his efforts to create a big community orchestra. Whether one is an amateur or aspiring musician, a music lover, a trained professional, or has always wanted to play an instrument, everyone is invited to take part in Mewġa Mużika.

Workshops have been taking place every month throughout the year 2018 in Malta and Gozo, attracting people of all ages, experience levels, occupations and musical backgrounds. Video updates then are uploaded on Mewġa Muzika’s Facebook page or at Ondamarela’s website. At the end of the process, these short video updates will culminate in a documentary that chronicles the emotional and creative journey undertaken by participants.

The final performance, which will unite beginners, amateurs and professionals with new music composed and arranged by the communities involved, will be on Sunday 9th September at il-Foss, Mdina Ditch Gardens, Mdina. Interested applicants can still sign up by filling in this Google form or by sending a private message requesting more information from the Ondamarela team via Mewġa Mużika’s Facebook page.