A close look at New Music NOW
Dutch Composers NOW, the collective propaganda agency for New Music in the Netherlands, wants to generate as much airplay as possible for composers and performers in a broad field. To this end, it launched the dedicated, composer-driven platform New Music NOW in 2021. The platform brings together all information about new music (contemporary composed, jazz/impro, avant pop) by contemporary makers, either Dutch or active in the Netherlands, with news, an agenda, and a range of existing and new video content (both free and on demand). Contributors to this initiative are composers, performers and festivals. Esther Gottschalk, director of Dutch Composers NOW and Nieuw Geneco (professional association of Dutch composers), will discuss the platform with journalist and founder of Cultureel Persbureau Wijbrand Schaap. What – and who – does it take to make New Music NOW as accessible as possible for everyone interested?
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