The Center for World Music combines its research in ethnomusicology and musicology with musical practice. It organises concerts in which students and graduates of the M.A. musik.welt - Cultural Diversity in Music Education, associated or invited artists and music mediators perform.


INSIDE 360° - Time for listening

CONCERT SERIES |  21st Jan, 20st Feb and 18th Mar 2022 | each at 7.30pm | Center for World Music | Free of charge | proof of vaccination or recovery required

The first concert of the series, originally planned for 17.12., unfortunately has to be cancelled due to the tense infection situation. We hope to be able to make up for it in April and also to hold the concerts in January, February and March as planned!

Attention, imagination, humanness - opportunities for in-depth listening are rare in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In four concerts, the Hanover orchestra musica assoluta creates just that: a space for an intensive experience of contemporary music. With the INSIDE 360° series, the orchestra traces the composers Ravel, Thorvaldsdottir, Encke and Murail and takes the audience into the inner world of music. Distraction is banished, silence, sound and listening merge into one. The Berlin presenter Meike Pfister takes the audience on an exploration of key works of contemporary music.


musica assoluta

Since 2011, the Hanover-based orchestra musica assoluta, led by the composer and conductor Thorsten Encke, has managed the balancing act between the music of our present and a stylistically wide-ranging dramaturgy. With award-winning musicians from all over Germany, the ensemble has founded its own concert series in Hanover, caused a sensation with its programmatic density, and responds to a noticeable need for a change in concert and listening habits with its work in schools and the promotion of young talent.

The concentration on a single work is intended to give the hearing the necessary focus. By thematically linking the music with social issues of our time, thought-provoking impulses are also given for a conscious and self-determined life.


The INSIDE 360° concert series aims to create a space where people meet in an atmosphere of listening and experimentation. The a close encounter between musicians and the audience opens up boundaries and promotes mutual understanding. With INSIDE 360° musica assoluta will deepen the connection between today's music and socially relevant topics of our time. It breaks down barriers with introductions and new approaches to music education, and aims to reach a heterogeneous audience - for the sensory experience of INSIDE 360°, specialist knowledge is irrelevant.

18.03.2022: SINGING

Each at 19.30pm at Center for World Music

INSIDE 360° invites professionals and young people from Hildesheim and the surrounding area who are looking for a moment of silence and self-awareness in an encounter with music after work. Furthermore, the musicians themselves are part of the target group, because they enter into a new kind of connection with the music and the audience, which redefines the role of the artist.

Access to the concerts

The concerts of the INSIDE 360° series are free of charge. Donations are kindly requested. To reduce the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic: Admission will only be granted upon presentation of a valid proof of vaccination or recovery; in case of proven immunity of all, mask and distance requirements may be suspended. Contact information will be taken at the entrance and kept for two weeks to still ensure contact tracing in case of infection. Please check here on short notice for any updates to infection control measures.

Unfortunately, the entrance to the Center for World Music is not barrier-free.



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