Glasgow and Berlin are coming together this July for a digital celebration of music, culture and creativity. The best news? You can join in no matter where in the world you are!
Mix the City is our online musical platform which brings together artists and people across the globe. The site lets you travel the world through music, as users upload their own videos of local artists performing at cultural landmarks in their cities. Each video glimpses urban life across the world and may even introduce you to your new favourite artist!
We are proud to announce that Glasgow, a UNESCO City of Music, will represent Scotland’s vibrant music scene as the first ever UK city to get involved in the project. Collaborating with Glasgow will be their fellow European Championship co-host, Berlin. This exciting opportunity brings together two of Europe’s musical hubs and will showcase the diverse musical talent present in both cities.
The Glasgow side of the project will be delivered by Festival 2018, who has just released a teaser video on Twitter. In the clip you can see performers such as Kathryn Joseph, RM Hubbert, & Ela Orleans performing at famous Glasgow landmarks: the Necropolis, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, and the Barrowlands. Alan Woodward will curate the Glasgow project, and his Curator’s Mix will stay on the project’s site permanently.
In Berlin, Germany-based performers such as Apparat, Jochen Arbeit and Gemma Ray will perform at locations like the Karl Marx Strasse and the Volkbühne theatre.
This unique collaboration is an opportunity for each city to better understand each other and form strong cultural friendships. Mix the City is just one of many collaborations between the two cities in the run up to the European Championships 2018.
Do you wish you could see the mix in person? On 3 August the project will step out of the digital world as a handful of the Scottish artists perform at a free event in Glasgow’s George Square.
The Glasgow Berlin collaboration will launch on the Mix the City site in July. Can’t wait that long? The site currently has mixes from destinations across the world, including Mumbai, Moscow, The Balkans and Hamburg.
Have a listen now and tell us what you think by using #MixtheCity. If you’re interested in other people’s reactions to the project be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter.
We hope you’re as excited as us about the UK’s first ever Mix the City project. We know that Glasgow will do Scotland and the UK proud!