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Nina Dante & Bethany Younge

During every annual Gaudeamus Festival, the Gaudeamus Award occupies centre stage: a prestigious incentive prize for young composers. But the title ‘composer’ no longer simply means a creative person who writes notes on paper in an attic; these days, composers are just as often to be found on stage themselves. Like Bethany Younge, the American electronic musician and composer who has been nominated for the Award this year. Last year, together with vocalist Nina Dante, she made the critically acclaimed, semi-improvised album Lizard Tongue, from which they will play pieces in this concert. Nina Dante will also give a solo performance of Younge’s piece Alamargo.