6 - 10 September 2017 From classical crossover and minimal soundscapes to modern composition with (live) electronics. Gaudeamus Muziekweek presents the newest music by young music pioneers during the eponymous and highly renowned music festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
We are organising a Workshop Weekend for young composers and composition students. This will take place in Utrecht, on 3 & 4 September, as a part of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy. Everyone with a special interest in (contemporary) music is welcome to come and listen: music enthusiasts, musicologists and music professionals. A richly diverse programme of workshops, lectures and reading sessions will be offered. The Academy programme is mostly free of charge, though for some workshops there will be a fee for participants.
On Saturday 3 September a variety of lectures and workshops take place in which music is combined with other disciplines, such as theatre, multi-media and light design. The day will conclude with an interactive interview with Gaudeamus Award laureate and true multidisciplinary composer Michel van der Aa. With his cello concerto Up-close Amsterdam Sinfonietta will be opening Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2016.
On Sunday 4 September the workshops will revolve around musical instruments and other tools. Electric guitarist Wiek Hijmans and ensemble-in-residence Oerknal! offer young composers the chance to try out their sketches during reading sessions. The musicians will explain how to write for their instruments and demonstrate all possibilities. During the workshop Open Music composer Rozalie Hirs will teach you how to work with this extraordinary flexible composition software. Learn how to make your own interactive musical instrument in a special Arduino workshop by Kacper Ziemianin and studio LOOS.
The complete Workshop programme of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy will be online very soon. Follow our Facebook Event and stay updated about the GMW Academy Workshop Weekend.
For an impression of the Academy last year, take a look at the videos made during the Gaudeamus Academy 2015 with (a.o.) winner of the Gaudeamus Award, Alexander Khubeev.