SoundMine 2019

International course in composition and electronic music

Tue 02 Jul 2019 - 10:00 to Sat 06 Jul 2019 - 17:30
Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Kasteelstraat 6, 3740 Bilzen

2019 FESTIVE EDITION: 20 YEARS SOUNDMINE with Wim Henderickx, Diederik Glorieux & Jorrit Tamminga, in collaboration with HERMESensemble and JOWest.

SoundMine is an international composition course with intensive coaching by top-level coaches who are composers themselves.

Young people and adults with a passion for composing and creating will spend five days pushing back the boundaries of their own musical imagination. They will work intensively for a whole week towards a presentation during which the works created or in progress will be shown and performed.

The course is aimed at artists who are just starting out and young professionals from Belgium and abroad who will benefit from the extra encouragement this course provides. They will be selected on the basis of their motivation, age, scores, sound recordings and development potential.

Established names Wim Henderickx and Diederik Glorieux will lead the twentieth edition of the composition course. Composer and sound artist Jorrit Tamminga will once again immerse the composers in the world of electronic music.

During SoundMine the participants will have the chance to compose music in the most diverse range of styles.

This year we will pay special attention to composing for instrument and live electronics in collaboration with HERMESensemble. Thanks to a collaboration with the youth orchestra for strings JOWest with Dirk Lievens as conductor, several young composers will get the chance to experience rehearsals and performances of their own work.

In 2019 the composition course will take place at the beautiful historical site of the Grand Commandery Alden Biesen in Bilzen.

The final presentation takes place Saturday July 6th, from 15.00 till 17.00h at Grandcommandery Alden Biesen. Everybody is welcome!

SoundMine is organised by Musica, Impulse Centre for Music in partnership with Grand Commandery Alden Biesen, HERMESensemble and JOWest.

Practical information


Young people aged 15 and above and adults with a thorough knowledge of music and a passion for composing and creating


Grand Commandery Alden Biesen, Kasteelstraat 6, 3740 Bilzen (Belgium)


380 euros* (full board in dormitories)

*People with limited financial resources can contact the Musicafonds for support via


Registration before 16th April 2019. The number of places is limited.