SoundMine 2020

Young people and adults with a passion for composing and creating will spend five days working intensively towards a presentation in which the work will be 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, scores, sound recordings and development potential.

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

This year we will pay special attention to composing for orchestra. Thanks to a partnerschip with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, several young composers will get the chance to have their works performed by a full symphonic orchestra in 2021.

Due to the corona crisis, the unique collaboration with the World Choir Games will unfortunately not take place in 2020, but will be moved to 2021.

During the composition course, we will follow the current guidelines and precautions set out by the Belgian government. Specifically, this means that SoundMine will take two forms: both physical and online. On site, the teachers will work with a small group of Belgian participants, this will be combined with digital sessions for participants from abroad. In this way, young, international composers can still participate in the composition course. 

SoundMine is an organization of Musica, Impulse Centre for Music in cooperation with Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and World Choir Games