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.

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Keynote speech: Music After Music After The Fall

08 November 2019 | 11:00 - 11:45 Room 1

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 | 16:00 - 17:00 Club

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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How do I receive the money to which I am entitled?

08 November 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 Room 2

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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New audiences for new music - A foundation for the future

08 November 2019 | 14:45 - 15:45 Room 1

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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DIY: freelancing as a legitimate career goal

08 November 2019 | 13:30 - 14:30 Room 1

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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Presentation of a new production house for new music: Rizoom

08 November 2019 | 13:30 - 14:15 Room 4

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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Digital developments for performing musicians

08 November 2019 | 16:00 - 17:00 Room 4

Even page turning doesn’t last forever. That is why we set up this talk about the ideas behind Newzik software, designed to create “a reliable tool that overcomes the limitations of paper scores while at the same time exploiting all of its benefits”. What demands do musicians and publishers have, when they take the step […]

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New Music World Cafe: get inspired during breakfast!

08 November 2019 | 09:45 - 10:45 Club

Are you a composer and do you want to get the most out of the Conference? Sign up for one inspiring hour of breakfast at the New Music World Cafe! Here we will bring together composers, both emerging talent as well as established artists and supporting organizations for a meaningful conversation on a collaborative approach […]

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Fair Practice: an intermediate score

08 November 2019 | 14:45 - 15:45 Room 2

The Fair Practice Code was introduced in the autumn of 2017 by Kunsten ’92, the Dutch cross-sectoral interest group for art, culture and heritage in the Netherlands. The Code provides a framework – “fair pay, fair share, fair chain” – for the cultural and creative sector, based on five core values: solidarity, diversity, trust, sustainability […]

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NL Symphonic music NOW - creating, playing, sharing

08 November 2019 | 12:00 - 12:45 Room 4

How can we work together to perform Dutch symphonic music more often? How can we better identify and address the challenges in creating, programming and profiling Dutch symphonic music? What inspiring examples are there? And how do we, together with the entire chain, promote the performance climate for Dutch symphonic music? Orchestras, composers and programmers […]

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