“I was lost, and at the same time, this was the future,” is how Brechtje van Dijk alias Bec Plexus summarizes the first time she heard contemporary music during a talk at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019; the same could probably have been said by some of the visitors of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek.
The Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019 was once again bustling, diverse and busy. We brought sound art to the main square of Utrecht, the Neude, we saw singers jump in the water of the Weerdsluis and enjoyed the work of young music pioneers who more and more explored the outer areas of music, performance and the role of the composer.
Next year we will back from 9 to 13 September 2020, once again at various locations in Utrecht, The Netherlands. We will then also celebrate our 75th birthday. See you then!