Replay the Cultural Heritage

Divertimento Ensemble (IT), Gaudeamus (NL), Ircam (FR), Mixtur (ES), Ultima (NO)

Young ensembles: Schallfeld

impuls (AT), Ircam (FR), Mixtur (ES), Warsaw Autumn (PL)


The ULYSSES Network project was originally inspired by an illustrious generation of 18th Century artists who wandered all across Europe, visiting at each “stop” along the way the greatest master’s workshops in order to improve and to complete their skills. Following the steps of the Homeric hero, their odyssey was an initiatory journey paving the way for future generations of young European artists.

Europe’s singularity is characterized by a rich diversity of artistic situations and sociological contexts. The ULYSSES Network aims to exploit this singularity to the fullest. In this spirit, it is the goal of the ULYSSES partner institutions to propose and construct a variety of opportunities that target particular needs and offer unique work conditions to young artists.
Composers, performers, conductors and ensembles will all be able to undertake projects providing them with rich and diverse experiences enabling them to develop new relations to their social context, to their fellow artists and to diverse audiences.

Today, the ULYSSES Network is made up of 11 partner institutions from 9 European countries.
For further information, you can read a more detailed project presentation here.

The ULYSSES Network project 2020-2024 aims to leverage the positive results and accomplishments of the first and the second ULYSSES Network projects that have been carried out, with the support of the Culture program of the European Union, from May 2012 to April 2016 and from May 2016 to October 2020.

You can discover some of the upcoming ULYSSES activities below. More activities can be found on our Timeline. Stay in touch!

Not Alone

ULYSSES Co-Commission – Aart Strootman

15 Apr 2021 Divertimento Ensemble – ITGaudeamus – NL

The ULYSSES Network supports young composers with co-commissions. In this framework,  Gaudeamus co-commissions a new work to a ULYSSES composer … +

Not Alone

Young Ensembles: Black Page Orchestra – Music Biennale Zagreb

18 Apr 2021 Music Biennale Zagreb - HR

The Music Biennale Zagreb is one of the ULYSSES Network’s Associate Partners. Completely dedicated to the new music – including … +

Not Alone

ULYSSES Journeys for Composers and Performers – IEMA

26 Apr 2021 IEMA – DE

The IEMA-Ensemble 2020/21 includes 14 artists: 11 musicians, one composer, one sound designer, and one conductor are part of this … +

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