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Netherlands Section 
Annual report ISCM Netherlands Section July 2006 to November 2007

The secretariat is run by Gaudeamus which promotes contemporary music in the Netherlands and abroad, with priority for young composers and musicians. Gaudeamus has its own activities and is co producing with partners all over the world. Furthermore Gaudeamus acts as an information centre, secretariat for national and international organisations.
The documentation centre offers sheet music for solo instruments, orchestras and ensembles of every imaginable instrumentation, which may also be consulted on Internet ( Besides scores, Gaudeamus also has a collection of LPs, CDs, DVDs, a number of Dutch and foreign music periodicals, books, newspaper clippings and photo's.

Through the period Gaudeamus had many meetings with three other organizations in the music field to come to a large music institute initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The outcome will be that from January 1st 2008 Gaudeamus will be merged with Donemus (Publisher and information centre for Dutch contemporary music), De Kamervraag (intermediary and advising organization for musicians and venues) and the Jazz organizations. This will force us to move to a new and larger office. Meanwhile we will try to keep the ISCM's national and international web page up to date as we did in the past.
We were happy that we could insert some news items in the ISCM News Letter such as call for scores and announcements of festivals.

National and international activities of the Section

At the last concert of the International Gaudeamus Music Week 2006, which took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 3 to 10 September, the Gaudeamus Prize was awarded toLefteris Papadimitriou (Greece, 1977) and Gabriel Paiuk (Argentina, 1975). 
Papadimitriou received the prize for Black and White, a composition for chamber orchestra and piano, performed on September 8th at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ by the Radio Kamer Filharmonie and pianist Ashley Hribar conducted by Etienne Siebens. Gabriel Paiuk received the prize for his electronic sound installation Res Extensa, which was set up in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ during the entire Music Week. An Honourable Mention was awarded to Marco Momi (Italy, 1978) for Les Mots, performed by the Asko Ensemble

The Gaudeamus Prize 2007 was awarded to the American composer Christopher Trapani(1980) for Sparrow Episodes, performed by the Asko Ensemble conducted by Etienne Siebens and Trapani himself as soloist on electric guitar. There were three honourable mentions for Marko Nikodijevi? (Serbia, 1980) for cveti?, ku?ica, performed by the Ives Ensemble, Stelios Manousakis (Greece, 1980) for his tape-work Do Digital Monkeys Inhabit Virtual Trees andVedran Mehinovic (Bosnia Herzegovina, 1981) for RA, performed by Holland Symfonia conducted by Fabrice Bollon.
There were two other competitions in this week. The Project Jonge Componisten (PJC) by Holland Symfonia which was won by Dieter Dolezel for aber vielleicht, and its incentive prize was won by Max Knigge for Nazomer. The ECPNM European Competition for Live Electronic Music Projects was won by Duo Con:Fusion (Sascha and Marcia Lemke) for their work #Un4scene#. 
The next edition of the International Gaudeamus Music Week will take place from 1 to 7 September 2008 in Amsterdam with a deadline of 31st of January 2008 to sent works. 

The International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition, open to musicians up to 35 years of age, took place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) from 15 to 22 April 2007
First Prize went to Mathias Reumert (Denmark, percussion), second Prize to Duo Disecheis(Italy, saxophone and piano) and the third Prize to Niko Kumpuvaara (Finland, accordion)
The other finalists were the French recorder player Julien Feltrin who came to a shared fourth position with the German saxophone quartet Clair-obscure. Next one will take place in 2009.

13th International Young Composers Meeting was held from March 4th to 9th in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands and organized in connection with the Composition Competition for the International Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam. Directors were Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, Mary Finsterer and Joe Cutler.

Gaudeamus Live Electronics Festival took place from November 20 to 24th 2006 and paid much attention to recent developments and new works. In addition, the festival offered an overview of developments since the 1960s, with music by John Cage, Steve Reich and Misha Mengelberg, among others. Principal guest at the festival was Gordon Mumma. 

The 16th edition of the Netherlands Music Days, a co production of Gaudeamus, NPS-Radio, Donemus, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg Utrecht and the Muziekcentrum van de Omroep, took place in Utrecht from Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18, 2007. All works on the program were written by composers from The Netherlands.

Cooperation with ISCM sections, and other organizers.
Master class and concert in Tashkent, Oezbekistan, 'Composer in Residency Program' of ISCM/VICC in Visby, Sweden, IAMIC Congres, Wellington, New Sealand, 'Happy New Ears Festival' in Kortrijk, Belgium, festival 'Aspekte Salzburg' in Salzburg, Austria, Miso Music, Lisboa, Portugal, 'Internationales Festival Neue Musik Lüneburg', Germany, 'festival of electronic music and arts' in Minneapolis, U.S.A., 'SARC festival' (SARC - Sonic Arts Research Centre) in Belfast, Great-Britain, 'NL-EX-PORT' in Belgrade, Serbia, 'SAN (Sonic Art Network) expo' in Manchester, Groot-Brittannië, concerts in Frederikshaven en Aalborg in Denemarken, 'Varna Summer International Festival' in Varna, Bulgaria, 'Alternativa Festival' in Moskou, Rusland, Ultima Festival in Oslo, Noorwegen, 'Festival REMUSICA' in Prishtina, Kosovo, 'Jauna Musika 2006' in Vilnius, Litouwen, 'Macedonean Days of Music' in Skopje, Macedonia, 'Audioframes' in Herne, Duitsland, 'Musica e Machina' in Bilbao, Spain, Tanglewood: Music Festival, Boston Musica Viva, U.S.A., Music Beyond Borders, Hong Kong, International Electronic,, Shanghai, MusicAcoustica 2006, Beijing, Suntory Summer Festival Music,, Tokio, Jazz Promenade, Yokohama, Vietnam National Orchestra, Hanoi, Dutch Dare and Beyond, tour ICP Azia and Australia, Junge Hunde festival, Solitude, Arhus, Deutschlandfunk Festival and festival 50 years computermusic, Keulen, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Inventionen Festival,, Berlijn, ISCM World New Music Days, Stuttgart, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Festival Novart, Bordeaux, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool, CRM (Centro Ricerche Musicali and Nuovi Spazi Musicali, Rome:, Live!iXem 06, Trento, Dutch/Sicilian Connection, Sicilië, Dundaga workshop, Letland, skanu mezs / Sound Forest, 39e International Baltic Musicology Conference, Riga, Detali Zvuku festival, Kiev Music Fest,, Kiev:, Classic Music Festival Klagenfurt, Musica Polonica Nova, Wroclaw, Turning Sounds, Warsaw Autumn, Warschau:, Ad Libitum, Audio Art Festival, Krakow, SKIF en Filharmonie, St. Petersburg, Sacharov Festival, Nizhny Novgorod, Ring Ring Festival, and CHINCH, Electronic Hammer, Belgrado, World Saxophone Congress, Ljubljana, Holland Music Autumn,, Bratislava, Prague Premieres, IAMIC/IAML, Gothenburg, Nordiska konstraster,, Stockholm, NL festival, Winterthur, Alterego Festival, Vevey.

In the future the ISCM Netherlands Section as part of the new music institute will have even more possibilities to support the national contemporary music product in and outside the Netherlands.

ISCM Netherlands Section
c/o Gaudeamus
Piet Heinkade 5
1019 BR Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0)20 519 18 00
Fax: +31 (0)20 519 18 01




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