Are you a composer between 10 and 35 years old? Do you live or study in the Netherlands? Would you like your music to be performed during the Grachtenfestival and Gaudeamus Muziekweek? Keep on reading!
Write for violinist Diamanda
Diamanda Dramm is not your average violinist. She experiments with her instrument and is always in search of innovative applications to create new colours for the violin. She accompanies herself as she sings, plays the bass drum or organ pedal. Do you feel challenged to extend the repertoire of this true performer? And what instrument would you add? Diamanda is very curious to hear your ideas.
[ Technical Rider: Studiologic MP-113 Midi Bass Pedal | single 22’ kick drum | (amplified) voice ]
The Grachtenfestival and Gaudeamus invite young composers to write new compositions. Please submit a composition outline with a maximum of 1 minute. We would like to receive a score/PDF and a midi-file. A selection of the competing entries will be made in due course. Contenders will get the chance to work with Diamanda at the Reading Sessions, where selected entries will be performed and judged.
And what’s next?
Does Diamanda see potential in the excerpt? Do you get along well? Then there is a chance that you can complete your composition and have it premiered at the Grachtenfestival and during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2018!
Grachtenfestival DeOpmaat February 10
Use the opportunity and ask everything you need to know about the instrument and visit Grachtenfestival DeOpmaat on February 10. Diamanda will answer all your questions and you can listen to the possibilities and limitations of the violin and.
10 February 2018 Grachtenfestival de OpMaat in the NedPhO-Koepel Amsterdam, from 12.00 till 13.00. Registration is required, but complimentary.
Applications before 5 February with Mirjam Wijzenbeek: firstname.lastname@example.org
16 April 2018 Deadline for submitting first outlines and midi-files of new composition for violin. Submit outline to Martijn Buser: email@example.com
23 April 2018 Selection of entries for Reading Sessions by Diamanda and programmers of both festivals
25 May 2018 Reading Sessions in Splendor Amsterdam
1 June 2018 3 selected composers elaborate their outlines to a fully-fledged composition of approximately 5 minutes
2 July 2018 Deadline final score
10-19 August 2018 Premiere at the Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam
5-9 September 2018 Second performance at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht
After: a possibility for more performances of your composition in other cities and countries
From classical crossover and minimal soundscapes to modern composition with (live)electronics, Gaudeamus presents the newest music of young music pioneers and organizes music activities such as its renowned international festival Gaudeamus Muziekweek for contemporary music, the Gaudeamus Academy, concert sessions and diverse co-productions.
The Grachtenfestival is all about music. Young musicians from all over the world surprise you with their own musical story. By keenly combining location and repertoire, the performances meet the highest of standards while being accessible all the same. Grachtenfestival is a unique experience for both audience and musicians.