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Dear friend of Music Meeting,'Tis the time of sharing and planning. The season of relaxing and dreaming. While beautiful music plays in the background... even better music awaits you at the end of May 2023. From Hungarian dark folk guitar to African beats, from French avant-garde to Sami Joik from the northernmost part of the world. We share the originality of music from all over the world. Special collaborations, Dutch premieres, unique music meetings on stage, a Mini Meeting stage for children, good food and company. We promise a versatile programme, from spoken word to a sound system with special curated events. And as icing on the cake: the All Ears Area to meet us behind the scenes as well. We encourage you to get to know the artists and listen to their stories. The Music Meeting team is working hard to bring you the best. The mission of organising this festival is to build connections and serve our community. The light is always changing is therefore our motto for the coming year. We are experiencing radical changes worldwide, responding to them and not giving up. The light can change in all possible ways - this is how we experience it in good times and bad. But we do believe in the beautiful of tomorrow (Pharoah Sanders). Let the Whitsun weekend in Nijmegen be the weekend where we can celebrate life, sound and togetherness. Despite, or precisely because of everything. Love and light on behalf of team Music Meeting, Martyna van NieuwlandArtistic Director
Thu 23 Feb
Wed 8 Mar
Today is 8th March - International Women’s Day - we mark our declaration to be part of the @keychangeeu movement that guarantees 50/50 presence of female and non-binary musicians at the festival. Moreover, Music Meeting knows this is about more than just numbers, it’s also about exposure of female band leaders, with a strong focus on instrumentalists. We stand by our artists and ALL in the world. This year we have made a commitment more than ever to equality in our programming: ✨ Our resident Emine Bostanci will perform at the festival with Dareyn Quartet will premiere new repertoire in the formation as a quartet. Emine will also be part of the octet which will be world premiering composition commissioned by Music Meeting - the piece by Armenian composer Ardashes Agoshian titled ‘Ancient Istanbul Tales’.‘Ancient Istanbul Tales’ will be performed on SUNDAY 28 MAY ✨ ✨Sue McKenzie is a Yanagisawa UK Artist / D’Addario Woodwinds Artist and a Director of the Scottish Saxophone Academy. She uses a Burton saxophone."An exceptional saxophonist" - Saxophone Journal Magazine. Multifarious will be performing SUNDAY 28 MAY ✨ ✨ The all-female and non-binary feminist supergroup COLECTIVA explores the space between Afro-Latin music and jazz while reflecting on themes of sisterhood and female empowerment.COLECTIVA will be performing MONDAY 29 MAY ✨
Tue 18 Apr
'The light is always changing' - that’s our motto this year. We experience radical changes globally, we are commenting on them, not giving up. The light can change in every sense - as we experience the times changing for better or worse. We do believe though in the 'beautiful of tomorrow' (Pharoah Sanders). Let it be the Pinkster weekend in Nijmegen where we can celebrate life, sound and being together. Regardless of anything. From Hungarian dark folk guitar to African beats, from the French avant-garde to Sámi yoik from the Northernmost parts of the globe, the music meetings will come together from all corners of the world... Click here for the full festival programme
Mon 8 May
Dynamic drum parts resound over the almost empty beach of Egmond aan Zee. It is a remarkable meeting of the inner peace of nature, symbolized by the vast stretches of sand and the driving sounds of the percussion. Powerful as the waves of the North Sea. Strolling through the dunes, Dutch drummer Jamie Peet finds peace here in his turbulent life as a musician. Music Meeting visited Peet on the beach and in the musical venue Music Center Blue in Alkmaar. An expedition into timbres and acoustics Jamie talks about how his father, bass player Michael Peet, inspired him to become a professional musician. When hearing Elvin Jones drum on John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme', Peet was completely overwhelmed by the energy of his drumming. To make his inspirations his own, Peet prefers to immerse himself in an album and then translate this into his hands. This process manifests itself in a journey of discovery towards the ultimate timbres and acoustics.
Tue 9 May
Thu 18 May
Fri 16 Jun
Apart from manoeuvring border crossings, administrative paperwork, coping with jet lag and many other logistical issues, life on tour first and foremost provides fertile grounds for interacting with other people. People who the artists have never met before, or will never meet again. This leads to beautiful, funny or intriguing encounters, from strangers who offer help when an instrument trolley breaks to a random encounter with Paul McCartney.
Thu 25 May
Faced with radical changes in the world in the last few years, many artists had to or wanted to reflect on their music, question their role in the world, or re-invent themselves. Inspired by the writings of James Baldwin that “nothing is fixed” (pause) “the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing”, Music Meeting asks the artists ‘what does change mean to you?’
Wed 12 Jul
Our purpose in life. Some were born knowing it, some actively search for it their whole lives, others stumble upon it by accident. And while many would be hard-pressed to describe it, remembering the spark that started it all is usually easier. A family tradition, meeting an idol or following a spiritual belief, these musicians tell you how it all started and what has, or hasn’t changed since their passion for music was sparked and how it’s developed since. Music MeetUp is a production by Music Meeting. In this series, you get to know the people behind the music, the stories behind the tracks, the musicians who play at our festival. From Hungary to Brazil, from Ghana to the Netherlands, they give you a peak into their lives as artists and the context in which they create their beautiful music. In their own words and through their experience they tell you about their life on the road, magic encounters, exciting inspirations, culinary delights and more… Concept, research and direction by Sophie ConinProduction and editing by Jozien Wijkhuijs and Tiemen HagemanNarrator Lucy Woodward
Mon 28 Aug
One of the many perks of going on tour is the opportunity for artists to discover new cultures. Local music and art, but also different languages, customs and traditions. Touring can also make the most mundane act of eating into a memorable experience. A big part of travelling the world happens while going from plate to plate. Music Meeting asks the artists: ‘Tell us about the most amazing food experience you’ve had in a country you were visiting. Where and what was it?’ Music MeetUp is a production by Music Meeting. In this series, you get to know the people behind the music, the stories behind the tracks, the musicians who play at our festival. From Hungary to Brazil, from Ghana to the Netherlands, they give you a peak into their lives as artists and the context in which they create their beautiful music. In their own words and through their experience they tell you about their life on the road, magic encounters, exciting inspirations, culinary delights and more… Concept, research and direction by Sophie ConinProduction and editing by Jozien Wijkhuijs and Tiemen HagemanNarrator Lucy Woodward
Are you a musician that creates work with an adventurous character that definitely deserves a spot on our stage during the next festival edition? Then sign up for this open call, intended for all artists living and working in the Gelderland region.
Last summer, VPRO recorded several Vrije Geluiden Sessies in the Festivalhuis with artists from Music Meeting 2023. The session by Marja Mortensson and Daniel Herskedal can now be watched back on our website. This remarkable music comes from Norway. Except, Marja Mortensson does not sing in Norwegian but in the language of her people, the Sami. Or, to be precise, the almost extinct Åarjelsaemien Gïele or South Sami, spoken today by just five hundred people. For she believes that she can only truly express herself emotionally in that language. Unlike colleagues such as Wimme Saari, she doesn’t opt for wordless joik, in which the voice mimics natural sounds, but instead sings songs about subjects such as reindeer calves and their mothers, and about traditional customs. Herskedal, her accompanist and partner in life, is both a composer and a virtuoso player of the tuba and bass trumpet with a background in impro and jazz. And you can hear that in the music of this remarkable duo who, although deeply rooted in an ancient tradition, still sound very contemporary.
Fri 15 Sep
Ga mee op een betoverende reis door de kosmos van de liefde. Tijdens de Kunstnacht op 16 september 2023 verken je met Valkhof Museum en Music Meeting de donkere diepten van het menselijke hart. Net verliefd of net gebroken – soms val je in een zwart gat. Met een zintuigenprikkelende ervaring nemen we je mee in dit gevoel. Ga liggen en kijk omhoog. Wat zie je? Wat hoor je? Met een kleurrijke kosmos boven je begeleid door hypnotische klanken van live muziek van improvisator en componist Ada Rave voel je de grenzen van ruimte en tijd vervagen. Sluit aan bij een van de vier sessies in de Marikenzaal van De Lindenberg, dat geheel in thema staat van 'Liefde in de lucht'. Elke experience duurt ongeveer 20 minuten. De experience biedt een voorproefje van de tentoonstelling Into the Black Hole - vanaf 13 oktober te zien in Valkhof Museum.
Tue 19 Sep
Music Meeting is on the hunt for new talent! As a musician, do you create work with an adventurous character that absolutely deserves a place on our boards during the next festival edition? Then register for this open call, intended for all artists who live and work in the Gelderland region. All entries will be judged by an independent jury, consisting of Laia Canals and Jermaine Kanbier. A number of criteria are crucial, such as artistic potential, adventurous character and originality of the work. Laia Canals is director of Tempi, a Danish organization focused on the national and international promotion of music rooted in tradition - such as folk and global roots. She has a long track record in this area for both musicians and the industry itself, and is also highly experienced as advisor for governments and companies. Jermaine Kanbier is junior programmer at Bimhuis Amsterdam, where he is currently responsible for various productions and concert series. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Conservatory of Amsterdam. During and after his studies he started playing for various theater productions and artists. This call is intended for artists working within: - global music and beyond- improvised music & jazz and beyond - multidisciplinary projects including music More visibility in the global music scene, financial support and various career opportunities: there are a lot of great things involved when performing at Music Meeting 2024. Are you interested in this? Then convince us through this call, preferably in image and sound, and who knows, you might shine live at our festival next year! Stage experience, a background in music or art education are not requirements. Music Meeting also welcomes self-taught musicians. This call is open from September 1 to 30, 2023 and is exclusively intended for musicians who live and work in Gelderland. The jury will decide in October. The 38th edition of Music Meeting will take place from May 18 to 20, 2024. Music Meeting follows the fair practice policy. For questions: email@example.com. Registration form Open Call
Thu 12 Oct
In September, Music Meeting issued an open call for Gelderland talent, with the main prize being a place on our stage during Music Meeting 2024. An independent jury selected a winner from no fewer than 65 applicants: the band Meika. The jury consisted of Laia Canals, director of Tempi, and Jermaine Kanbier, junior programmer at Bimhuis Amsterdam. Meika is a band around singer and composer Emmie te Pas, who studied at the conservatory in Arnhem. She then spent two years in New York, where she immersed herself in the jazz scene. She finds her inspiration in jazz and soul, such as the music of Gretchen Paralto, Avishai Cohen, Kneebody, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu. You can hear this clearly in the music of Meika, the band that serves a scintillating mix of soul grooves and jazz improvisation, in melodic storylines that are told straight from the heart. You can hear them live at Music Meeting 2024, listen to some warm-up songs below. Line-up:Drums: Dirk de NijsBass: Teun CreemersKeys: Sjoerd van Eijck Trumpet: Joel Botma Vocals/composition: Emmie te Pas
Op zaterdag 28 oktober beluister je in Doornroosje een bijzondere double bill, tijdens Festival Jazz International Nijmegen. Bezoekers van de zevende editie van FJIN genieten van twaalf optredens van de fine fleur van de jazz en geïmproviseerde muziek uit Zwitserland, Scandinavië, de Verenigde Staten, Nederland en meer. Brebl, Stadsschouwburg en De Vereeniging, Doornroosje, Lindenberg Cultuurhuis, LUX, Music Meeting en Podium JIN presenteren vijf dagen lang bekende artiesten en opkomende talenten, vertrouwde jazzklanken en projecten die de ruwe randjes van de jazz opzoeken. Het Verenigd Koninkrijk blijft maar nieuw jazztalent voortbrengen. In Londen en Manchester bloeien de laatste jaren jazzscenes op. De Manchester jazzscene bracht tenorsaxofoniste Chelsea Carmichael voort die naast haar werk met het tienkoppige SEED Ensemble, Theon Cross en het Neue Grafik Ensemble naam nu voor zichzelf maakt. In 2019 deelde Carmichael het podium met collega-saxofonist Shabaka Hutchings, die zo onder de indruk was van haar spel, dat hij haar als eerste artiest tekende bij zijn nieuwe platenlabel Native Rebel Recordings. Haar zinderende debuutalbum, The River Doesn’t Like Strangers, verscheen in 2021. Voor dit album putte ze inspiratie uit de roots van haar Jamaicaanse vader. Carmichaels warme klanken zijn de stabiele factor tegen een gevarieerde begeleiding van soms overstuurde gitaren en Caribisch-getinte percussie. De Zwitserse violist Tobias Preisig is beslist geen hokjesdenker. In zijn muziek zoekt hij de raakvlakken tussen experimentele, elektronische en ambientmuziek op. Met projecten als Egopusher (met drummer Alessandro Giannelli) en Levitation (met organist Stefan Rusconi) verkent Preisig verschillende muziekstijlen. Maar in zijn soloconcerten wordt zijn rijkheid aan muzikale ideeën pas echt duidelijk. Hoewel improvisatie een essentieel onderdeel is van zijn muzikale identiteit, noemt Preisig zich zeker geen jazzmuzikant. Met onorthodoxe technieken en technologieën probeert Preisig de grenzen van zijn instrument te verleggen, op zoek naar nieuwe universums in de noten die hij speelt. Zo lukt het hem strijkend of strummend over de snaren, en met gebruik van loops en samples, om de spanning in de muziek op te bouwen. De resultaten zijn zo groots en meeslepend dat je bijna vergeet dat ze van één muzikant afkomstig zijn. Tickets
Mon 30 Oct
Hand to Earth is one of Australia’s most distinctive contemporary music ensembles. At its heart are Yolngu manikay (song cycles), a 40,000+ year-old oral tradition from North East Arnhem Land, northern Australia. These songs exist to cross vast time and space, to continuously make the continuous – known as raki, the spirit that pulls all together. Music Meeting invites you to experience the deeper ancestral treasures held in each Yolngu homeland, on 21 November in de Lindenberg. Hand to Earth is a call to open ears: eluding genre, traversing continents and fusing ancient and contemporary. The combined vocal approaches of Yolngu songman Daniel Wilfred and Korean vocalist Sunny Kim express a deeply human commonality, whilst also invoking raw elemental forces. Trumpeter and composer Peter Knight draws upon his minimalist influence to create a bed of electronic atmospheres that meld beautifully with these contrasting voices. The combination of clarinetist Aviva Endean and David Wilfred’s evocative didgeridoo sounds transport the listener to previously unimagined sonic plains. Together the ensemble wields these mystical elements with a masterful improvisational touch. In north-eastern Arnhem Land, the Yolngu people have been singing manikay for millennia. Manikay are series of songs, passed down through generations from the ancestral beings that originally shaped and named the Yolngu homelands. Accompanied by bilma (clapsticks) and yidaki (didjeridu), these manikay series are sung at ceremonies and contain ancestral knowledge essential to the Yolngu way of life. They are sacred ritual songs, but are also songs about the land, and the plants, animals, people and spirits that inhabit it. Mokuy, the ancestral ghosts, are everywhere in the landscape and mediate the transmission of the manikay. Their teachings offer a glimpse of the deeper ancestral treasures held in each Yolngu homeland. Hear the stars, listen to fire, feel the cooling of the rain, on November 21st in de Lindenberg. Tickets
Thu 23 Nov
On Tuesday 21 November 2023, the Australian ensemble Hand to Earth gave an incredible performance in the Lindenberg. They breathed new life into the ancient tradition of the manikay, ritual songs that have been passed down from generation to generation for 60,000 years. Here are some pictures of their magnificent performance. Pictures: Eric van Nieuwland
Mon 11 Dec
De 38e editie van Music Meeting Festival vindt plaats in het Pinksterweekend op 18, 19 en 20 mei 2024 in park Brakkenstein en de Lindenberg Cultuurhuis. Muzikale ontmoeting en ontdekking staan centraal tijdens dit driedaags festival voor avonturiers van alle leeftijden, dat vandaag de eerste namen van de 2024 line-up presenteert. Het festival kiest dit jaar voor een nieuwe opzet met de toevoeging van een bijzonder programma in de Lindenberg. De early-bird tickets zijn vanaf 11 december te koop.
Fri 12 Jan
Composer, violinist and music theater maker Saskia Venegas Aernouts will start a two-year development program with festival organizer Music Meeting on February 1. Over the next two years she will work intensively on her artistic and business development, under the wings of the festival. In addition to the necessary lessons, study, coaching and working visits, she will also make two new productions during this period. She presents this and other new work at Music Meeting.
Tue 6 Feb
De 38e editie van Music Meeting Festival vindt plaats in het Pinksterweekend op 18, 19 en 20 mei 2024 in Nijmegen. Muzikale ontmoeting en ontdekking staan centraal tijdens dit driedaags festival voor avonturiers van alle leeftijden. Op het programma dit jaar: de Australische programmalijn ‘Endless Skies’, artist in residence Maryana Golovchenko en vele andere artiesten van heinde en verre - en van dichtbij.
The Glasshouse, manchester jazz festival, and Music Meeting Festival have joined forces to programme two tours which will travel between venues exclusively by train. The tour serves as a pilot for a new model for sustainable touring and to help build local relationships. Flights are one the biggest sources of carbon emissions in the music industry. By taking the train, artists can significantly reduce their impact on the planet. Taking place in May 2024, both tours stop off at the three venues, as well as travelling to other venues and festivals in the UK and the Netherlands. These will include Leeds Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, Bimhuis and Concertgebouw De Doelen. The tours will set a positive example and gather useful data about touring by train that can be shared with other musicians and venues. Fusing jazz-rock and Arab traditional music, SARĀB tour across the UK and Netherlands, visiting Music Meeting Festival (19th May), manchester jazz festival (25th May) and The Glasshouse (26th May). German saxophonist Daniel Erdmann will also present Thérapie de Couple, a new German-French sextet at Music Meeting Festival (20th May), manchester jazz festival (21st May), and The Glasshouse (22nd May). The tours are funded by European Jazz Network’s Green Pilot Tour Fund which was created to support EJN members in organising tours based on the principles of sustainability, fair remuneration, inclusion, and gender balance.