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It’s our birthday!

Today it’s really our birthday then: 75 years ago, on 4 November 1945, a concert was organised in villa ‘Huize Gaudeamus’ in Bilthoven that was the start of a fabulous development into the organisation we are today.

An organisation that has all that time been supporting the music of tomorrow – whether that music was played during our own concerts or elsewhere. Long before music lovers had access to the internet, we published the monthly magazine ‘Gaudeamus Information’ with information about new music festivals, concerts, competitions and workshop from all over the world. The magazine reached more than 15.000 addresses worldwide.

In these times limited by corona, sadly there are no concerts of festivals with new music for now. Regrettably, November Music, Le Guess Who? and other festivals have had to cancel.

To be able to treat you to some new music after all, we collected a small guide to recent concert videos and other beautiful footage of exciting, intriguing and lovely recent new pieces, performed at and filmed by our colleagues such as Holland Festival, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, the Cello Biënnale and de Doelen. Definitely worth your time browsing through and rewatching if you’ve seen some of these already.

Calliope Tsoupaki – Thin Air by Wiek Hijmans at Holland Festival:

Louis Andriessen – Sweet by Lucie Horsch at Holland Festival:

Maya Friedman at the Cello Biënnale:

The Martijn Padding Show! at the Cello Biënnale:

Sehnsucht by Katharina Gross at the Cello Biënnale:

Music for Empty Spaces in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ:

Bec Plexus in de Doelen:

Aart Strootman in de Doelen:

Saskia Lankhoorn in de Doelen:

Concert du Cursus of IRCAM:

As a bonus, the music video Your Feeling by Genevieve Murphy that premiered at SPRING:

And the original version of Alberto Granados Reguilón’s Earwash, that was part of Senses Working Overtime during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2020:

Furthermore, check out the wealth of material that can be found at Ars Musica, the SWR Donaueschinger Musiktage and the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik.

And our own livestreams of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2020 can still be watched online as well!