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2013_ISCM - NETHERLANDS SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

  • Year: 
    2013
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    The ISCM Dutch Section is run by Gaudeamus Muziekweek. In 2013 we initiated several international projects in which ISCM members were or will involved:

    1. In January Kjartan Olafsson of the ISCM Icelandic Section invited several European and Canadian festival directors to the Dark Music Days in Reykjavic, to discuss co-productions in the framework of a big multi-annual project between Canadian and European organisations, initiated by Gaudeamus. In this project scientists, composers, musicians and visual artists would work together, and the resulting productions would tour. An application to the European Commission was entered; in the end the project scored 92 points out of a possible 100, but the threshold was eventually set at 93. Some of the projects will go on any way in the course of 2014-2016.

    2. Turkey/the Netherlands. From 15 to 19 May 2013 an interesting coming together of Dutch and Turkish new music life took place in Istanbul, at the invitation of Borusan / ISCM Turkish Section (Alper Maral / Teri Sisa). Dutch composer/performers Iannis Kyriakides, Pete Harden and Oene van Geel, pianist Ralph van Raat, organisers Cees de Bever and Henk Heuvelmans, met with young and elder Turkish composition students and composers and organisers fora n exchange of ideas, experiences, music etc. in order to find better grounds for future co-operation and exchanges.

    3. Gaudeamus Muziekweek, 1-8 September, presented 124 compositions by young composers from 18 European and 15 non-European countries, of which 41 world premieres. This year we celebrated 400 years of “friendship” between Russia and the Netherlands. In co-operation with the ISCM Russian Section we invited MCME – Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble for 3 concerts; along came 10 young composers from across Russia who all wrote a new work. Dmitri Kourliandski was jury member, and he and Andrej Smirnov gave lectures about 100 years of Sound Art and Electronic Music in Russia.

    4. ISCM Maltese Section representative Ruben Zahra was invited to Gaudeamus Muziekweek. The city of Utrecht has a strong ambition to develop all kinds of co-operation between Malta and Utrecht. With Ruben an interesting project is developed, in which traditional Maltese instruments (played by himself) come together with the Dutch ensemble Windstreken (consisting of flutes, organ, percussion, Turkish ud, voice). At Ruben’s invitation Henk Heuvelmans traveled to Malta early October to discuss this co-operation and to make further links to the Malta Arts Festival.

    5. Next to the bigger EU-Canada project, another co-operation between Gaudeamus and Canada was fixed, also in coproduction with the ISCM Canadian Section: with reference to the successful satellite festival “Gaudeamus New York” in 2012 2 similar festivals will take place in Toronto and Montreal in April 2014.

    6. Next to these activities, Gaudeamus functions as an active member of the Ulysses network, in which a lot of co-commissions and co-productions take place; involving composers and organizations in 11 European countries. Gaudeamus had several co-productions with La Biennale di Venezia, Festival für neue Musik Lüneburg, International Electronic Music Festival Shanghai. Gaudeamus is also a member of IAMIC and ECPNM. During the year Gaudeamus organized a concert series at Rasa and Muziekhuis Utrecht; in total 21 concerts in 2013. In February the first so called "Dutch Composers' Gathering" was organized, a weekend in which all composition departments of the 8 Dutch conservatories meet and present their latest projects.

 

 

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