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writing, curating

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MICS (music in the countryside) was selected for funding by MUSICAIRE. MICS upholds the value of music in rural peripheries in the Alps-Adriatic region in a 3-way partnership between Klanghaus Untergreith, Mani doo and Zveza Mink Tolmin.


a trans-disciplinary engagement with the need for darkness in Carinthia and the Alps-Adriatic region. A Klanghaus Untergreith initiative by Karin Schorm & Zahra Mani together with Radio Agora, Stazione di Topolò, Sajeta Festival, Mani doo with the kind support of the Kärtner Kulturstiftung and the BMKOES.

2023 MICS - Music in the Countryside, a medium scale project co-funded by MusicAire and the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance in Austria, Slovenia and Croatia.

2019-20 RESCUE - regeneration of disused industrial sites through creativity in Europe, a smaller scale cooperation project co-funded by the EACEA Creative Europe Programme with co-ordinator Santo Stefano di Magra (Italy) and partners Klanghaus (Austria), X-Op (Slovenia), iBug (Germany) and Gli Scarti (Italy).

2016-18 "Echoes from invisible landscapes", a smaller scale cooperation project co-funded by the EACEA Creative Europe Programme, with co-ordinator Enterprise Z (Austria) and partners Zveza Mink Tolmin (Slovenia), the University of Klagenfurt and Wieser Verlag Klagenfurt/Celovec (Austria).

2010-12 Co-curator of the EU network project (Culture 2007 - 2014) Phonart - The Lost Languages of Europe


Co-editor of the limited edition art book "Phonart - The Lost Languages of Europe" ed. Zahra Mani & Karin Schorm, published by Wieser Verlag


Academic translation & proofreading, literary translations of the work of Dragica Rajcic, Lojze Wieser.


Cyber dinners - intermedial, culinary performance events. Recent cyber dinners have been realized in Belgrade (RingRing at Supermarket) and in Maribor (at Narodni Dom theatre) with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum.


Food & wine, cooking, catering.

  cultural advocacy

Vice-president ECSA European Composers and Songwriters Alliance, vice-chair ECF European Composers Forum.

Member of the UNSECO ARGE and Fachbeirat kulturelle Vielfalt Österreich.

Member of the music advisory board and cultural curatorial of the State of Carinthia.

Member of the focus group "Förderungskultur" in the Cultural Strategy 2030 initiative in the State of Styria.

2023 Visa For Music festival Rabat, Morocco. Panel host for the IMC / ECSA discussion "Fixing Music Streaming".

2023 Creators Conference Brussels, interview with DG EAC Georg Häusler on the European strategy for music and culture.

2022 Cyprus Culture Summit: Music Limassol, Cyprus. Panel participant on Digitisation and on Diversity and Inclusion.

8th May 2020 participation in a Europe Day panel discussion hosted by the foreign and European office of the State of Styria on questions of "State, Borders, Culture and Freedom" chaired by David Röthler, and together with Heidrun Primas, Volha Hapeyeva and Reinhard Rack.


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