SoundMine 2024


Discover and develop your talent for composition with SoundMine 2024, an exclusive intensive course for young adults with a boundless passion for composing and creating. During five intensive days, under the expert guidance of a passionate team consisting of Diederik Glorieux and guest coach Annelies Van Parys (composition), Jorrit Tamminga and Quentin Meurisse (electronics) and Hannes Vanlancker (engraving), you will work towards a presentation of your own composition.

The course offers an international focus, giving you the chance to meet talented professionals from home and abroad and enrich your creative perspective in an international setting. Under top-notch coaching, you will be inspired and guided by leading composers, who will share their expertise to perfect your talent.

This year is dedicated to composing for orchestra (i.c.w. Antwerp Symphony Orchestra), and you will be immersed in the world of mixed and electronic music. Imagine the thrill of hearing your masterpiece resonate on 28 May 2025 through the prestigious Koningin Elisabethzaal.

SoundMine 2024 goes beyond a regular composition course by entering into special partnerships, with the chance of a unique performance, bringing your compositions to life and reaching a wider audience.

In memory of Wim Henderickx, inspirer of SoundMine.

SoundMine 2024 is initiated and organised by Musica Impulse Centre in collaboration with Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Centre Henri Pousseur.

For whom

Young people aged between 15 and 35 with a thorough knowledge of music and a passion for composing and creating.


Coaching: 1 to 5 July 2024
Final concert TIMES ACADEMY: 3 July 2024 at 8:30 pm
Performance: 5 July 2024

Final concert TIMES ACADEMY

The final concert of TIMES ACADEMY, performed by the renowned ensemble HERMES, promises to be an evening of innovation and musical splendour. During this concert, you can enjoy four magnificent works that seek the connection between acoustic instruments and electronics:

Tina Geroldonger: Underground Spin
Jasmine Karimova: The Whale
Elizabete Rudzinska: Frammenti
Richard He: Letters in November


From Monday 1 to Friday 5 July 2024


Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Kasteelstraat 6, Bilzen (Belgium)

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