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Gaudeamus nominee Remy Siu: ‘I got fed up with the notion of being a composer’

On Wednesday 4 September the 69th Gaudeamus Music Week kicked off with W.A.L.L. that Aart Strootman composed for a self-designed 60-tone marimba, four percussionists and four guitarists. – He won the Gaudeamus Award in 2017. Before its première I moderated … Continue reading

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Gaudeamus nominee Scott Rubin: ‘All performance is to an extent composition’

Scott Rubin (1989) is one of the five nominees for the Gaudeamus Music Award 2019. The prize is intended for composers under 30, but the Chicago based Rubin defies a strict interpretation of the concept of  composer. – Or of … Continue reading

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Gaudeamus nominee Kelley Sheehan: ‘I enjoy an open dialogue with the performers’

From 4 to 8 September the Gaudeamus Music Week presents state of the art contemporary music, performed by a plethora of ensembles and musicians. Five composers compete for the coveted Gaudeamus Award 2019: Stefan Maier (CA, 1990); Nicholas Morrish (GB, 1989); Scott Rubin (US, … Continue reading

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Claude Vivier created his own life history in music

In the series of bizarre composer’s lives, the name of Claude Vivier (1948-1983) cannot be missed. On Monday 20 May the Canadian National Arts Centre Orchestra and the soprano Erin Wall will perform his Lonely Child in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht. Vivier … Continue reading

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra brings Raminta Šerkšnytė to TivoliVredenburg

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is coming to Utrecht for a concert in TivoliVredenburg on Monday 9 April. Under the direction of their young chief conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla they’re playing music by Wagner, Debussy and Beethoven. – A fairly … Continue reading

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NL première Viola Concerto James MacMillan

Tomorrow, Friday 2 December, the British violist Lawrence Power will play the Dutch première of the acclaimed Viola Concerto James MacMillan wrote for him in 2013. He’s performing it with the Radio Filharmonic Orchestra under the baton of the young … Continue reading

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Festival voor vrouwelijke asielzoekers – bedenkelijk of emancipatoir?

Soms weet je niet wat je ergens van moet denken. Als voorvechter van vrouwelijke componisten krijg ik talloze uitnodigingen en persberichten toegestuurd. Zo ontving ik een mailing van TivoliVredenburg Utrecht over het Catching Cultures Women’s Festival dat a.s. zondag 27 … Continue reading

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Marco Beasley: ‘Dancing the tarantella helped to vent suppressed sexuality’

The Italian tenor Marco Beasley opened the new season of the Festival of Early Music on 15 October in Maastricht, with his programme Le strade del cuore (The ways of the heart). Together with Stefano Rocco (arch lute and baroque guitar) and Fabio … Continue reading

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Van Han-Na Chang tot Marie Jaëll, Olga Neuwirth en meer

Ik heb mijn blog schandelijk verwaarloosd de afgelopen periode, het was een beetje druk…. Op 9 mei kwam mijn vriend Huang Ruo weer naar Amsterdam, voor het tweede deel van zijn verblijf op uitnodiging van het Concertgebouw, waar hij dit … Continue reading

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Abschied in Panorama de Leeuw XV

A.s. woensdag 6 januari draai ik in Panorama de Leeuw op de Concertzender het grootschalige orkestwerk Abschied, dat Reinbert de Leeuw in 1973 componeerde. Met dit kolkende stuk – ‘een permanent soort razernij’ – in zijn eigen woorden, leek hij voorgoed afscheid  te … Continue reading

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