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Gaudeamus nominee Jenny Beck is inspired by nature: ‘Farmlands and forests are sonically very rich’

Vocalist and composer Jenny Beck is one of the four nominees of the Gaudeamus Award 2021. In fact the selection was already made last year, but due to corona the competition was postponed. During the festival Beck’s music will be … Continue reading

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Unsuk Chin: ‘Without an inner conflict I’ll come to nothing’

The music of Unsuk Chin was often performed in the Netherlands by the Nieuw Ensemble and in the radio series NTRZaterdagMatinee. On 24 and 25 September she debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Subito con sforza, a commission. I … Continue reading

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Rebecca Saunders composes music like a sculptor

Women composers invisible? Yes, they are still very much underrepresented in most concert series, though not in this season’s NTRZaterdagMatinee. Of the five compositions the German Ensemble Musikfabrik presents on 18 May, four were written by a woman. Among them … Continue reading

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Unsuk Chin: grinning teeth and false magic in Gougalōn

Unsuk Chin (1961) is one of the most successful composers of our time. She won the Gaudeamus Award in 1985, the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in 2004, and was recently honoured with the Bach Prize 2019 of the city of Hamburg. … Continue reading

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Between diapers & dishes – the (in)visibility of the female composer

Amsterdam, 8 March 2018. No chance to miss today is women’s day. The media are brimming with articles about the unequal pay for women and their still limited representation in prestigious positions. – In politics, the business world, universities and … Continue reading

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Erik Satie in Panorama de Leeuw XIII

Hoe ontstond de Satie-rage in de jaren zestig? Die vraag beantwoordde ik gisteren in de dertiende aflevering van Panorama de Leeuw, gebaseerd op mijn biografie Reinbert de Leeuw, mens of melodie. Ik schreef er bovendien over voor Cultuurpers. Een belangrijk … Continue reading

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Thea Derks speaking to Unsuk Chin

Unsuk Chin and Thea Derks during introduction to a concert of NJO Symphony Orchestra under Antony Hermus in De Vereeniging Nijmegen on 17 August 2012. They’re performing Chin’s Rocaná.

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