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‘Wikileaks has never been caught on a single error’ – Iris ter Schiphorst writes Assange: Fragmente einer Unzeit

‘There is an information war going on at the moment, which shows how important data are. The Assange case is the most poignant example of this,’ says the Dutch-German composer Iris Ter Schiphorst. She addresses this theme in Assange: Fragmente … Continue reading

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The soprano sighs, whispers, breathes in, breathes out, groans and squeeks – Helmut Lachenmann’s Got Lost in November Music

The German composer Helmut Lachenmann (1935) is the champion of evocative squeaks, grindings and splatters. Like John Cage, he hears music in unusual sources. Rarely an instrument is played as is prescribed in the books. ‘Making music with sounds is … Continue reading

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Music from anger and powerlessness – Georg Friedrich Haas in November Music

Georg Friedrich Haas is one of the central composers in the upcoming edition of the newmusic festival November Music. Last year the Austrian created a sensation in the Holland Festival by openly talking about his master-slave relationship with his wife … Continue reading

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‘Like a terrifying chorus of ghostly aliens’ – Why you must simply undergo Anna Korsun’s music

‘With her surprising and communicative music, Anna Korsun rose high above her colleagues.’ I wrote this in 2014, when she won the Gaudeamus Award. I concluded: ‘We’re definitely going to hear more from her’, and since then the Ukrainian composer … Continue reading

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‘I hope we will glide into another world together’ – Calliope Tsoupaki composes Bosch Requiem ‘Liknon’ for November Music

In 1988 Calliope Tsoupaki (1963) came from Greece to the Netherlands to study composition with Louis Andriessen. Exactly 30 years later she was appointed ‘Componist des Vaderlands’ (Composer Laureate). In this capacity she has already composed a number of highly … Continue reading

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Hilda Paredes immortalises Afro-American freedom fighter in her opera ‘Harriet’.

Zojuist verschenen: Een os op het dak: moderne muziek na 1900 in vogelvlucht On Friday 9 November Harriet by Hilda Paredes will be performed in November Music, in a production by Muziektheater Transparant. The opera is dedicated to the legendary … Continue reading

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Vanessa Lann zooms in on Hieronymus Bosch in ‘Big Picture’

The new music festival November Music that runs from 4-13 November will dedicate its last day to an ambitious ‘art music route’ through the beautiful city of Den Bosch. From 12 am to 6 pm short concerts are staged at various … Continue reading

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De 5 concerten die je niet wilt missen op November Music

Van vrijdag 4 tot en met zondag 13 november maakt November Music Den Bosch tot het bruisende epicentrum van een scala aan avontuurlijke concerten, vaak gepresenteerd op bijzondere locaties. Net als het Storionifestival eerder dit jaar besteedt ook het nieuwemuziekfestival … Continue reading

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Louis Andriessen over De Staat: ‘Politici zijn dom’

In 1976 componeerde Louis Andriessen (1939) zijn baanbrekende compositie De Staat, gebaseerd op teksten van Plato. Deze nietsontziende explosie van klank betekende zijn internationale doorbraak en geldt nog altijd als een icoon van de nieuwe muziek. Op zondag 6 november 2016 … Continue reading

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The News van JacobTV: genadeloze satire op dagelijks nieuws

Het nieuws: vandaag is het hot, morgen wordt de vis erin verpakt. In zijn video-opera The News geeft Jacob ter Veldhuis/JacobTV het een tweede leven door het in een nieuwe context te plaatsen. Op 8 november, de dag van de Amerikaanse verkiezingen … Continue reading

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