Seminar: Opportunities For Composers In A Changing Cosmopolitan Culture

09/2019 Gaudeamus – NL

In 2018 during the ULYSSES Days at Gaudeamus Muziekweek, a debate was set up about the role of the audience in a changing society. Several experienced composers, musicians, journalists discussed the various ins and outs, in a panel and with the audience. Many young composers participated in the debate and made a plea to continue this discussion the following year, but then with a focus on their own generation.


And so at the 2019 edition of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek this follow-up takes place: a seminar on the challenges and especially the opportunities for composers in this changing cosmopolitan society.


Moderator Jonas Bisquert chairs this seminar in which the dominance of Western European music tradition is examined. In several lectures and with a panel consisting of young makers, organizers, education specialists and musicians, Bisquert guides us through various issues, hot topics and new trends.

There will also be the chance to hear the first sketches and results of the collaboration initiated in the spring of 2019 by Gaudeamus and the Catching Cultures Orchestra, which includes musicians from AZCs (asylum seekers’ centres.)


Saturday 7 September, 14.00 h. at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
Further information here.


Moderator Jonas Bisquert and participants at the afterdrink
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ULYSSES Journey for Performers

Conducting Course


Young ensemble in residency - Ensemble Schallfeld

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