Zwerm premier at Ruhrtriënnale

Zwerm’s new project “Our Ears Felt Like Canyons” will premier at this years Ruhrtriënale in Essen, Germany on august 21st!

Our Ears Felt Like Canyons combines Pierre Schaefer’s ideas of acousmatic listening and Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening in an immersive concert-setting with newly composed music by Christopher Trapani, Joanna Bailie and Alexander Schubert.

The ear is the center, vision is obscured, immersion is the key word.

Further performances at Transit Festival in Leuven, HCMF in Huddersfield and Spor festival in Aarhus. For further details on this project, click here.

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Cohort’s new website!

Welcome to our brand new website!

Feel free to look around and check out our current members and their activities!

Cohort is an association of new music makers, ensembles and chamber groups offering administrative and promotional support while stimulating theoretical reflection within the field of new music.


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Tiptoe with Croene and Alessandrini

Founding members of Tiptoe Company, Pieter Lenaerts and Jona Kesteleyn, ànd pianist Frederik Croene are balancing in between performance, chamber music, sound art and free impro. Partner in crime is composer and soundartist Patricia Alessandrini. Acoustic and electronic stringinstruments are connected, creating new logics. Objects, E-bows and feedback-loops generate sound and movement.

28/05/2017 Qo2 Brussels

20/10/2017 deBijloke, Ghent

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Nadar Summer Academy 2017 edition!

For the sixth time, Nadar will organize  an intensive Summer Academy from the  3rd of July – 7th of July 2016 in Sint Niklaas (Belgium), in collaboration with the Matrix Centre for New Music. Members of the ensemble will coach performers and composers from 14 to 20 years in playing and creating new music.

Besides being coached when performing contemporary music on their instrument, every participant will get an introductory workshop on electronics and improvised music and will learn how to play other instruments such as balloons, matches, megaphones etc.

Composers will be coached by Nadar’s composers-in-residence Daan Janssens and Stefan Prins. The compositions made by the student composers can be performed by the instrumental students and/or members of the ensemble during the final concert.

The Nadar Summer Academy will also perform at Concertgebouw Brugge on the 31st of May 2017.


Please don’t hesitate to contact Rebecca Diependaele on 0032 (0)499 18 54 51 or rebecca/at/matrix-new-music-beMore details:

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