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28 Sep. '20

Recap: cutting-edge music at Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2020

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Missed out on some of the concerts at this year's anniversary edition of Gaudeamus Muziekweek? Or simply want to relive them in the comfort of your own home? Tune in for a festival recap with interviews with cutting-edge artists and composers from the Netherlands, and links to live concert recordings
Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2020 took place from 9-13 September in Utrecht. This year's edition was like no other. Not only did the organisation celebrate its 75th anniversary. Also, because of the current COVID-19 measures, the professionals' programme that the festival had planned to organise for international presenters with Dutch Performing Arts fell through. Looking for alternative ways to present Netherlands-based artists and composers to international presenters, we've created a series of video portraits that spotlight some of the exciting Dutch work at this year's festival.

Henk Heuvelmans and Martijn Buser (Gaudeamus)
At the place where Gaudeamus was founded, Henk Heuvelmans (general director) and Martijn Buser (programmer) talk about the festival's rich history and share a selection of festival highlights.
Fedor Teunisse (Slagwerk Den Haag) and Zeno van den Broek
Fedor Teunisse of Slagwerk Den Haag and composer & artist Zeno van den Broek talk about the new piece Van den Broek wrote for the ensemble, in which four percussionists and three robots battle it out on stage. Thinking beyond the obstacles of the COVID-19 pandemic, where would to they like to take this performance on tour to next?

Due to unforeseen circumstances the concert of Slagwerk Den Haag and Zeno van de Broek was replaced by Kluster5.
Anneke Jansen and Arthur Kerklaan (Asko|Schönberg)
Anneke Jansen and Arthur Kerklaan of Asko|Schönberg discuss the ensemble's DNA and how to reach out to large audiences, even abroad.

Watch Asko|Schönberg's concert at the website of Gaudeamus Muziekweek.
Diamanda Dramm and Genevieve Murphy
Violinist Diamanda Dramm and composer Genevieve Murphy talk about the new piece 'Subverse Part 2', opening up your musical DNA, and the value of cultural exchange.

Watch Diamanda Dramm's concert (available until 1 Ocotber 2020) at the website of Gaudeamus Muziekweek.
Opening concert '75 years Gaudeamus' by Asko|Schönberg. Photo: Maarten Mooijman