Programme 2021

Do you work professionally in music and does November Music’s festival programming feel like home to you? Be prepared for a day full of inspiring presentations, pitches, workshops and panel discussions on themes that are essential to this day and age. Please come and share your knowledge and experience. Build your international network, in the official, carefully supervised matchmaking sessions, or in and around the Verkadefabriek café or restaurant. Combine your attendance at the conference with a selection of November Music’s festival programme.

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Keynote talk: Rebecca Saunders and Michel van der Aa

12 November 2021 | 10:30 - 11:15 Grote zaal | livestream

New Music Conference kicks off with two inquisitive minds who will catch up for the first time in sixteen years. They will reflect on composing, sound, art and life itself: Rebecca Saunders, November Music composer-in-focus, and Michel van der Aa, who is present at this year’s festival with his spectacular virtual reality installation Eight. In […]

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Meet the new Composer of the Netherlands

12 November 2021 | 11:30 - 12:30 Grote 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 […]

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A story of cooperative publishing

12 November 2021 | 11:45 - 12:30 Clubzaal

What happens after a composer signs a contract with a music publisher? In this presentation, the audience will be led step by step through a variety of domains and platforms where a publisher is active. Davo van Peursen (managing director, Donemus Publishing, NL)Davo is the director of the Dutch Music Publishers Associations and is teaching […]

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Sonic Entanglements: four in-depth talks

12 November 2021 | 12:00 - 15:45 Filmzaal 4

A growing number of scientists, philosophers and artists agree that we have entered the Anthropocene, a geological period in which man is considered a major force in shaping the Earth and its climate. This entails that it has become impossible to maintain a sharp distinction between humankind and what we call nature. Climate change, the […]

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A close look at New Music NOW

12 November 2021 | 13:15 - 14:15 Clubzaal

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, […]

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Sounds Now: Curating inclusion

12 November 2021 | 13:30 - 14:30 Kleine zaal | livestream

A discussion on inclusion within the world of sound art and New Music takes place under the auspices of Sounds Now, a network of European music festivals and cultural music centres that promote contemporary music, experimental music and sound art. Panel speakers are a.o. Raquel Castro (PT), who has curated Invisible Places at the Azores […]

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Composing for city or countryside

12 November 2021 | 14:30 - 15:30 Clubzaal

Forward-thinking speakers working in the arts – and with the arts – will discuss a variety of topics. One example: what does it mean to be assigned as the official composer of a city? In the Dutch province of Brabant, several ‘city composers’ write new music for and with their towns of residence. And there […]

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Music Rights on Tour, with JacobTV

12 November 2021 | 15:00 - 16:00 Kleine zaal | livestream

Many musicians and composers struggle with music and rights issues from time to time. What are copyright laws? What are neighbouring rights? Who should be registered at Buma/Stemra? Do I get money for live shows from Sena? To answer these questions and more, Buma/Stemra and Sena present Music Rights on Tour. During this session they […]

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What can Buma/Stemra do for you?

12 November 2021 | 16:00 - 16:30 Kleine zaal | livestream

During the previous talk, Music Rights on Tour with JacobTV, you have been introduced to copyright organisation Buma/Stemra. Martijn van Zon (Director Rightholders) and Janna Theil (Account Manager in the Member Services department) will elaborate on this topic in their presentation. Using examples and taking in account recent developments, they will explain what Buma/Stemra is […]

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New Composers Pitch

12 November 2021 | 16:00 - 17:00 Clubzaal

The finest students in the field of composing and sonology of the conservatories of the Netherlands will present themselves through elevator pitches. Afterwards they are briefly questioned by a jury of potential programmers and performing musicians. Prior to the New Composers Pitch, Buma/Stemra CEO Bernard Kobes will hand the Buma Classical Award to the composer […]

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