Meet the new Composer of the Netherlands

12 November 2021 | 11:30 - 12:30Grote zaal | livestream

We are honoured to welcome the new Composer of the Netherlands. The successor of Calliope Tsoupaki will be interviewed about her or his life’s work and about the task that lies ahead. Questions from the audience are welcome! The new Composer of the Netherlands (an initiative of Buma Cultuur) will be announced shortly before the conference.

Composer of the Netherlands
The new composer of the Netherlands will be present.

Calliope Tsoupaki (composer, NL)
In 1988 Calliope Tsoupaki emigrated to the Netherlands to study composition with her idol Louis Andriessen. Since then she has become one of the most talked-about composers in our country. From 2018 till 2021 she holds the position of Composer of the Netherlands (Componist des Vaderlands). She makes music that has a mood of timelessness. Her objective is expressing the essence as simply and clearly as possible. In her compositions she uses elements of early and contemporary music as well as the music of Greece and the Middle East.

moderator: Co de Kloet (creative catalyst, radio host NTR, NL)
Co (1959) is a musician, composer, producer, and radio personality who works for Dutch public broadcaster NTR and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Known in the trade as the “Creative Catalyst,” he also runs his own media company, called Zivasound. He lives with his wife and two children in Kortenhoef, a tiny village in Holland that a famous painter once described as the center of the world.

This panel will also be streamed.