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dutch-UK Network 58/58

dutch-UK is a network started in 2015 between the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Music Composition department in Manchester (UK).

Creative bridges to explore composition as space

dutch-UK logo and image of a tent-shaped building

dutch-UK aims to address creative exchanges in the form of new musical compositions, workshops, research forums, publications and concert events between The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Starting project: Network 58/58 - As a point of departure, dutch-UK network proposed the “Philips model” as a route for exploring methodologies and dissemination of our practice as research. The Philips Pavillion Expo 58 (58 years ago in 2016!), brought together architect Le Corbusier and composers Xenakis and Varèse whose collaboration has inspired our network focus: "Composition as Space". In 2015-16 the network starts by creating new commissioned works in collaboration with virtuoso Dutch bass clarinet performer Marij van Gorkom (SONIC SPACES).

Other dutch-UK Connections. The Network aims to incorporate other Dutch and UK Institutions led by performers, musicians, enterprenuers, and technologists (to mention a few), to join forces and construct creative bridges between these two neighbour countries.