Programme 2019

New Music Conference, a catalyst for new developments, will be bringing together a great group of national and international professionals in the new music scene, so knowledge and experience can be shared, and international relationships formed.

More parts of the conference programme will be announced in the weeks to come.

New Music Conference will be opened with a keynote lecture by the author Tim Rutherford-Johnson. He considers the historical framework of his book Music after the Fall (published in 2017); how far this framework has been challenged since the book’s publication by Brexit, Trump and other events; and if and how these events might affect […]

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New Composers Pitch

08 November 2019

We asked the departments of composition of the eight conservatories of the Netherlands to propose their finest students in the field of composing and sonology. These students step forward from a variety of backgrounds and will present themselves through elevator pitches, after which they are briefly questioned by a ‘jury’ of potential programmers and performing […]

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For many composers and musicians the matter of royalties, copyright and licensing remains an almost impossible puzzle to solve. How can my copyright generate income? What does Buma/Stemra mean to me? Which activity generates money, what not? What about income from abroad? What about music I write for opera or ballet? When do I earn […]

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Festivals, charities and performers who deal with new music are keen to find fresh forms of presentation and collaboration; nowadays more than ever, it seems. All speakers on this panel have found more than just one way to new audiences, from young to old. Musica (situated in Neerpelt, in the north of Belgium) is all […]

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Surely you must have thought of doing it yourself. It doesn’t really matter if you are a composer, a performing musician, an ensemble or a cross-genre collective: you know the feeling of wanting to move forward with your work. Instead you find yourself waiting for the artistic powers that be to hopefully contact you, or, […]

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Rizoom is the name of a brand new production house for new music in the Netherlands. During the Gaudeamus Music Week 2018, Gaudeamus and Nieuw GeNeCo (the Dutch professional association for composers) took the initiative to convene institutions dealing with contemporary music. As a result, a small number of parties continued talking, resulting in the […]

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