SoundMine 2017

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 eighteenth edition of the composition course. Composer and sound artist Jorrit Tamminga will once again immerse the composers in the world of electronic music.

During the composition course, the participants will have the chance to compose music in the most diverse range of styles. This year we will pay special attention to extended techniques, playing techniques that transcend the classic possibilities of an instrument.

Participants will get the opportunity to work closely with two professional musicians of HERMESensemblePeter Merckx (clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax) and Marc Tooten (viola). Furthermore artist-developer Yvan vander Sanden will give a session on interactive game technology.

Wim Henderickx - 

Diederik Glorieux -

Jorrit Tamminga -

HERMESensemble - 

Yvan vander Sanden -

SoundMine is organised by Musica, Impulse Centre for Music in partnership with the Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Art Academy Noord-Limburg and HERMESensemble