The mission of Dutch Composers NOW is to embrace music lovers of all kinds. We empower living composers and their repertoire. We celebrate the making, playing and sharing of music by living composers in all their artistic languages. We honor their meaning and contribution to cultural life and society.

Dutch Composers NOW is an independent foundation that works closely together with composers, musicians, enablers and the many devotees to new music.

You can find Dutch Composers NOW at Classical:NEXT!
There we will be part of the Dutch Pavilion (stand 60-66) with the following activities:

Thursday, may 16th
10:00 – 10:30: Speed date session at the Dutch Pavillion
12:00: Showcase Arthur Wagenaar, Eduard Flipse zaal
16:00: International composers meeting at the Dutch Pavillion
20:00: Showcase Louis Andriessen Asko|Schonberg, Jurriaanse zaal

Friday, may 17th
10:00 – 10:30: Speed date session at the Dutch Pavillion
15:00: Energizer drinks at the Dutch Pavillion
17:00: Dutch Composers NOW reception at Codarts (nextdoor to Classical:NEXT)

Showcases at Classical:NEXT
In Close Call (Arthur Wagenaar) your smartphone is a musical instrument. And you are not just an audience member, but a musician in a crazy band with three drummers: May 16th, 12:00 – 12:30 De Doelen (Eduard Flipse Zaal)

Zilver (Louis Andriessen), Gesprek (Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding) by ASKO | Schönberg Ensemble: May 16th, 20:00 – 20:30 De Doelen (Jurriaanse Zaal)

Classical:NEXT Conference
Classical:Artivism – What role does classical art music have to play in changing the world? With Merlijn Twaalfhoven (The Turn Club): May 17th, 15:45 – 16:30 De Doelen (Conference Room 1, van Weelde Zaal)

Classical:NEXT Fellowship Programme for Composers 2019
In collaboration with ECSA, Dutch Composers Association Nieuw Geneco will host the new Classical NEXT Fellowship Programme for Composers. The Programme gives composers a chance to take part in the international platform for exchange, debate & collaboration Classical:NEXT provides. More