ISCM World Music Days, Talinn

Seven composers selected from the Netherlands

The ISCM World Music Days take place in Tallinn (Estonia) between 2 and 10 May 2019. Hundreds of musicians and ensembles showcase the incredible diversity of new music in our time. The programme is multifaceted: from solo pieces to works for orchestra, from acoustic to electronic music. The festival also features experiments between music and other fields of art, including the intersections between music and architecture, theatre, audiovisual art and literature.

Nieuw Geneco (the Dutch Composers Association and ISCM Netherlands section) is proud that the international ISCM jury selected no fewer than seven pieces by Dutch composers. With her surrealistic orchestral piece Down the Rabbit Hole Mayke Nas pays tribute to Lewis Carroll and the Beatles. Alfred Momotenko-Levitsky reflects on the suffering of Christ in No Strastnoy for choir and a tolling church bell. Vanessa Lann, one of The Netherlands’ most performed composers worldwide, honours Hildegard von Bingen in The Bird That Was Trapped Has Flown for solo soprano, female vocal ensemble, harpsichord and nyckelharpa, a native instrument from the North. Jasna Veličković develops her own electro-acoustic instruments to create music from electromagnetic fields. She shows her latest results in Remote Me. Christiaan Richter travels to Tallinn with his solo percussion piece Droplets. With a complex interplay of different rhythmic cycles he mimics nature on just five metal objects. Bart de Vrees, a big name in new media and electronic music, presents For Flute or piano or mandolin or percussion or bassoon or guitar or clarinet or…….. A playful and suspenseful piece for any combination of instruments and video. Vlad Chlek, a composition student from Tilburg, was inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal and composed Wood Painting for ensemble, in which each instrument is connected to one of the characters of the movie.

We invite you to go Dutch in Tallinn!

See the complete programme in our online-flyer.

The promotion of the composers has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Dutch Performing Arts.