SoundMine 2022

Mon 04 Jul 2022 - 09:30 to Fri 08 Jul 2022 - 18:00
Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Kasteelstraat 6, 3740 Bilzen

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 be coached intensively for five days.

The course is aimed at young professionals, from Belgium and abroad. They will be selected on the basis of their motivation, scores, sound recordings and development potential.

Established names Wim Henderickx and Diederik Glorieux will lead this composition course. Jorrit Tamminga and Gilles Doneux will immerse the composers in the world of electronic music.

This year we will pay special attention to composing for orchestra and composing for instrument and live electronics.

Several young composers will get the chance to experience rehearsals and performances of their own work thanks to a collaboration with the youth orchestra for strings JOWest with Dirk Lievens as conductor, and to have their works performed by a full symphonic orchestra on Tuesday 14 March 2023 thanks to the partnerschip with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.

In addition, composers writing for the electronic/acoustic repertoire get the chance to participate in a project of HERMESensemble and Centre Henri Pousseur.

Practical information

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

Price: 420 euros (full board in single room)

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

Registration: before 1 May 2022

Selection: until 15 May 2022

Register here!