Gaudeamus and Stranded FM commissioned five contemporary artists to dig up music from the vast archives of 75 years of Gaudeamus and make something new with what they found.
A remarkable piece of music from love of the night. Two artists from different corners of the world, another compass point. In what way will they understand each other? How can the intangible desire to create in collectivity find its own form? These are the ideal ingredients for an entirely intuitive experiment. Gaudeamus boldlyoffers the space for it, without knowing the end result. At the moment of the performance the outcome will reveal itself.
A unique insight into the collaborative process between the composer and the musicians during the development of the piece W.A.L.L. And a world premiere: brand new music for the marimba in an entirely new shape.Watch again!
The young and fresh Kluster5 was ensemble in residence at Gaudeamus in 2017. The line-up of violin, saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion makes them a unique exponent of the The Hague school.Watch again!
History can be made at any moment. On a Sunday afternoon. In a glowing recommendation. After dozens of phone calls. By listening. In the decision never to give up. Premieres sound. Batons are passed on. In full confidence. Time goes by. Pioneers cultivate new resources.
Musicians from different cultures give a highly personal introduction to the music they are in love with. Dutch pioneering guitarist and composer Aart Strootman kicks off a new series of Curious Ears exploring rhythmic patterns and groove-related games in music. (photo Anna van Kooij)
Iranian composer Amin Amel Ebrahimi writes a new song cycle based on texts by Rumi.Watch again!
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More grants news for Gaudeamus 2021
All our plans for Gaudeamus 2021 are becoming more and more concrete. Fortunately we are supported by several funds. This week Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds awarded us a grant of 25,000 euro of which 10,000 euro comes from the Reinbert de Leeuw Fonds.
Fonds 21 awards biennial grant to Gaudeamus
We are very happy that Fonds 21 has awarded us a 100,000 euro grant to support the organization of our festivals of 2021 and 2022. It is the second time that the fund has awarded a biennial grant to Gaudeamus.
New talent into the limelight
As in previous years Gaudeamus gave space to young talented composers and musicians in 2020 to further develop themselves and to offer them a stage, network and location for research.
New board Gaudeamus
Gaudeamus started 2021 with a new board: Romano Herrie, Janny Rodermond, Nikita Shahbazi, Aart van der Maas and Rens Machielse.
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