Programme 2020

New Music Conference is the best meeting place for New Music professionals during November Music. This year’s conference will take place on Friday 13 November, again in the beating heart of the ‘s-Hertogenbosch festival, cultural center Verkadefabriek. Because of Covid-19 and subsequent regulations, only composers, musicians, publishers and others who are directly involved in the festival programming of November Music can be present live during the conference.

However, New Music Conference will be streamed live in its entirety, so that anyone who is interested can follow the panels and presentations online.
Online participation is free of charge, but we do ask for registration in advance.
Want to attend New Music Conference 2020 online? Register here.

At Buma we are ready to answer all questions on copyright and licensing that may arise. Our experience is that too many questions are nót asked – and this is something that music publishers notice as well. In general, composers young and old have an idea of the basic concepts that make up the foundation […]

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Musical copyright is intended to protect composers and to ensure that they (or their representatives) are financially rewarded when their work is sold or performed. In this presentation Hans Stekelenburg, Account Manager Customer Care at Buma, will explain the ins and outs of so-called grand rights. What does it legally mean when a work becomes […]

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Pandemic or not, when you are a composer or a performer – or both – you want to reach your audience. We don’t want to sound too dramatic, but what if (live)streaming is to be a main source of income in the near future? Are you prepared? Michiel Laan, Manager Online at Buma/Stemra, and artist […]

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The Performing Arts Fund NL is the most important culture fund for music, music theatre, dance and theatre in the Netherlands. The fund provides support on behalf of the government to all forms of the professional performing arts. Artists and groups from the Netherlands can apply for a touring grant at the Performing Arts Fund. […]

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In this presentation, Vera Kuipers, Sr. Policy Officer Performing Arts at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, will explain how Dutch Culture USA is the liaison between Netherlands-based new music professionals and American presenters to help secure promotional and financial support for a variety of projects. To name a few recent examples: […]

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Composers Dialogue: Richard Rijnvos & Enno Poppe

13 November 2020 | 10:30 - 11:15 Club

In the evening of November 13th, Ensemble Musikfabrik, led by composer and conductor Enno Poppe, will play new work by Richard Rijnvos and by Poppe himself. In the morning, New Music Conference will kick off with a dialogue between Rijnvos and Poppe. Two passionate and controversial composers reflect on music and life in 2020. Richard […]

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Publishing panel: The music publisher's incentive

13 November 2020 | 11:30 - 12:30 Club

Publishing is about distributing music to performers and administrating the royalties afterwards, right? Well, actually in this day and age that is just part of the music publisher’s job. We ask four music publishers to elaborate on the question: “In 2020, how will music publishers enable composers and artists to develop contemporary music?” Wiebke Busch […]

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Presentation: MUZIEK 247 - online music stage

13 November 2020 | 12:45 - 13:00 Club

Digital culture channel Parmando 24Culture, in collaboration with radio station Concertzender, has taken the initiative to set up a new online music stage. MUSIC 247 is an online video and audio platform with a diverse offer for music lovers who are not afraid of adventure. Music in all shapes and sizes: registrations, live streams, interviews […]

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This presentation will be Dutch spoken. Commissioned by MATRIX [Center for New Music], Mark Delaere, professor of Musicology at the KU Leuven, put together Een kleine muziekgeschiedenis van hier en nu. The book offers a handy introduction to the new aesthetic tendencies in classical music since 1950. It covers eight historical lines and as many […]

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Where to now? New music in times of crisis

13 November 2020 | 14:30 - 15:30 Club

In 2020, the music world is fighting to survive. There is no doubt that music itself will prevail, but what will come from this year’s turbulence, musically, artistically? We bring together a varied panel that will exchange information and ideas on the state of the art from their respective backgrounds. In March 2020 NRC Handelsblad […]

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In an online panel talk, four American programmers will exchange thoughts about their experiences with programming New Music on their various stages. How do they see the new work from the Netherlands, how do they select from the enormous range of music on offer, and what influence does 2020 have on their work and vision […]

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In an informal setting in Verkadefabriek’s Serre, New Music Conference’s live programme will be closed with a talk between three of the Netherlands’ most prominent and pioneering programmers. What do they take away from the most challenging year in their careers so far? How do they approach the near future and what choices do they […]

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