6 - 10 September 2017 From classical crossover and minimal soundscapes to modern composition with (live) electronics. Gaudeamus Muziekweek presents the newest music by young music pioneers during the eponymous and highly renowned music festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The Gaudeamus Award is an incentive prize for composers under 30. An international jury selects five nominees out of approximately 200 entries from all over the world. Three or more works by every shortlisted composer are performed during the festival, including a new piece for Slagwerk Den Haag, the ensemble in residence. The winner of the Award – a € 5,000 commission for a composition to be performed at next year’s festival – will be announced at the end of Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2015.
Each year a different international jury decides who will be nominated for the Gaudeamus Award. In 2015, the members of the jury are composers Calliope Tsoupaki, Raphaël Cendo, and Stefan Prins. Representatives of the Nadar Ensemble, Asko|Schönberg, and Zwerm were also invited to take part in the selection process. Rehearsals of the works take place during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy (3 through 9 September).
Composers from 25 different countries sent in 198 works. Five entries were nominated for the Gaudeamus Award 2015.
Alexander Khubeev – Ghost of dystopia
Jason Thorpe Buchanan – Asymptotic Flux: Second Study in Entropy
Mátyás Wettl – My Former Band
Stylianos Dimou – Quando l’anIma è SatuRa: meaningless meandering for [Anit]
Utku Asuroglu – Aggravation