Towards a New Concert Practice

Call for works


Submission period

Wed Apr 8 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri May 1 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Fri May 15 at 4 PM UTC
Gaudeamus calls on recently graduated musicians and composers to submit program proposals that deal with concert practices in an innovative way. The results will be presented during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2020.

We are curious about ideas that change the structure of a concert. How can you change the experience of audience by changing theatrical and dramaturgical elements in your performance? How do you relate to the audience, how do you use your body and space? These are some questions that can be addressed to tell a musical story in a new way.

For this call, there are three locations that you can submit a plan for: Sonnenborgh, Koffie Leute and Touchstone. Write a plan how you want to use one of these locations in your concert program. The selected people can work out their ideas together with a professional of their choice during a workshop in August 2020. You can indicate with whom you would like to work.


-A proposal of up to 400 words
-A programme of max. 30 minutes
-Soloists and formations up to five musicians can submit
-There is a fee of € 250 per person
-You graduated a maximum of 3 years ago
-We start from dramaturgical and theatrical elements; technical / production possibilities are limited.

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