© Inne Helsen

AlbaNova Series

An innovative series of location-based concerts that bridge the gap between past and present. Contemporary creations inspired by tradition are combined with unorthodox renditions of historical music and surprising renditions of local heritage, with a focus on alternative forms of audience participation.

Curating Diversity Course

In 2024, Musica will organise a new course on music curatorship within Sounds Now, which will then be included in our own activities. How do you reach new audiences? Who exactly do curators serve? What is the meaning and purpose of curation in these times? Emerging curators engage in a dialogue with these questions to reflect …

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The Passion

A project based on the tradition of the passion story. Secondary school students from Ghent produce a contemporary translation of a historical masterpiece.

Deep listening projects

Deep listening requires the temporary suspension of judgment and an openness to new information. In this collaboration with Concertgebouw Brugge, we zoom in on conscious listening with an open and free mind, with a focus on: immersive and interactive technologies the (de)activation of other senses  the connecting power of sound in other art forms (architecture, …

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Curatoring Labs

From 2023 onwards Musica will organise a lab where experienced curators are brought together with sound artists from outside the traditional scene of new music. This activity will be then be included biyearly in our own activities. Participants can count on our artistic, administrative, productional and communicational support. New curators/co-creators are invited to curate a …

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© Tine Van den Bunder

Chair and Center for Social Music Projects

This educational programme at UGent and HOGent is unique in the world. Musica is a co-founder, and as a regional hub for Limburg we make an inventory of local social music projects. This creates a dynamic exchange of potential and viableresearch projects that can be included in the programme. 

Multimodal Participatory Project

A multimodal project during Klarafestival’s Walden  covering the four themes of inclusion: gender/gender identity, ethnicity, socio-economic background and the audience. The participating artists have complete creative freedom to develop new and surprising presentation formats.

Publications Curating Diversity

Through a range of publications we stimulate the reflection on music, sound art and sound experience in relation to diversity and inclusiveness. We offer a platform where new formats and experiences can be shared with a wider audience. 

© Lukas Verdijk

Sounds Now

Musica is project manager and partner of Sounds Now, a large-scale collaborative project of 9 international music festivals and cultural centres, co-funded by Creative Europe. Sounds Now aims to change existing power relations in new music and sound art and encourage curators to promote diversity within these genres.