Since 2007, the Theater an der Ruhr in Mülheim, the NRWKS and WDR 3 have organised the concert series "Klanglandschaften" (Soundscapes). Since its founding, the series has focused on concerts from traditional music cultures in Africa and the Mediterranean region.
Parallel to its international theatre work, the Theater an der Ruhr, which is in charge of the programme, has always focused on specific countries for specific seasons.
At the same time, new soundscapes have been opened up for this series and those already presented have been further illuminated.
Up to seven top-class acts were invited per season between October and April.
Since the 2017/18 season the Theater im Pumpenhaus in Münster has also been involved.
WDR 3, which recorded all the concerts and broadcast them in irregular intervals in the WDR 3 Concert, has discontinued its involvement in the "Klanglandschaften" 2020, so the programme was initially discontinued at the end of the 13th season. However, a continuation is planned for 2021 with the partners Theater an der Ruhr and Theater im Pumpenhaus.