• 27 - 30 SEPT 2021

Classical:NEXT is where the networks meet! Network Meetings are where professional networks from all across the globe get together to brainstorm, discuss, develop and find new members.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 11:15 – 12:00 | Interactive Space

Global Orchestra Network Meeting
Generation Y and orchestral life in the age of digitisation

Coordinated by Anselm Rose (Germany), Deutscher Orchestertag Ltd.

Creative hammock in the office? Working hours when you please? Just accepting a job that brings ‘something meaningful’? The Generation Y – and presumably all subsequent generations – seem to be completely different from before. At least, that’s what you’ll believe if you follow editorials and bloggers. Or the head honchos in business and industry, who are already adjusting working conditions to the expectations of this new generation, to whom long-term contractual commitments and status symbols mean as much as the Samsung Galaxy 2 or privacy settings on Facebook – namely, nothing.

One would think this applies only to Google, Apple or those stereotypical hipster creative agencies, but not to orchestras. Or does it? Does it explain the problem of finding new musicians – as the universities and music conservatoires suggest? And if so, how do we react? And what does this mean for orchestral management? And what has all this to do with digitisation? Are orchestras stuck on analogue in a digital age, or does the revival of vinyl herald a new golden age?

Join us for a vital discussion on strategic developments in our globalised orchestra world.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 15:45 – 16:30 | Interactive Space

Networking Session for Music Export Organisations
Who and what drives music export in contemporary and classical music?

Coordinated by Virgo Sillamaa (Estonia), Music Estonia

In recent years we've seen a rapid growth and development of national music export offices (MEOs) as new types of platforms driving music internationalisation and export. Initially aimed at boosting the independent actors' (such as artists, songwriters and the companies representing them) export capacity and access in mostly non-classical music sectors, the MEOs have recently become increasingly versatile in function and open to all kinds of genres.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 17:00 – 17:45 | Interactive Space

IAMIC Network Meeting
How is music information and documentation contributing to music sector development?

Coordinated by Kostas Moschos (Greece), International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC)

A session convened by IAMIC, the network of national music centres, on how the collection, organisation and promotion of resources and information on music activities and products can lead to increased mobility of artists and export of music, thus resulting to new business models and audience development.

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 10:15 – 11:00 | Interacive Space

Community/Independent Radio Network Meeting
Two Australian approaches to new music broadcasting at grassroots levels

Coordinated by Lisa Cheney (Australia), Making Waves New Music

Community radio is the traditional voice of the underdog. Unlike its commercial counterpart, it is a platform for niche conversation and new talent. In art music circles, community broadcasters give a voice to demographics underrepresented in mainstream programming. This said, the way in which community 'radio' is created and accessed is changing. The rise of grassroots podcasts and self-published playlists has given voice to diverse conversations about compositional practice, fulfilling roles traditionally held by community radio makers.

This session will explore the shared responsibilities to new music held by old and new community and grassroots media. Using the Australian MBS model and website/podcast Making Waves as starting points, the presenters will examine best practice in new music broadcasting and explain why they chose to come together to support new music communities.

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 12:15 – 13:00 | Conference Room 3

Latin America Hang-Out Connection
How to work with and connect the dots in the Latin American classical/new music scene

Coordinated by Thiago Cury (Brazil), Festival Musica Estranha/AguaForte Label

How many times have you had the chance to meet, in person, so many different professionals from the Latin American classical/new music scene? We invite Classical:NEXT delegates from Latin America to participate in a collaborative discussion. What have been the positive developments and success stories in the international music exchanges field between Latin America countries, or between Latin America and Europe, USA or Asia? What are the gaps, barriers and opportunities to work collaboratively to strengthen classical/new music in the region? Bring your case studies of best practice approaches, bring your ideas to share and discuss!

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 11:15 – 12:00 | Interacive Space

A local referendum on Creative Europe, EU's support programme for culture

Coordinated by Bradley Allen, (Canada/Denmark), Creative Europe Desk Denmark
Maxime Zeef (The Netherlands), Creative Europe Desk NL|DutchCulture

Should we apply or should we not? Come and cast your vote on the future of the European Commission's cultural support programme, Creative Europe.

In this interactive session, participants will be asked to voice their opinions on various points within the Creative Europe programme: why should we participate? What are the priorities now and what should they be in the future? Who can apply, and what kind of organisations are receiving funding? What can we do about it? What are the most common pitfalls of applications?

At the end of the session you will cast your final vote: should I apply or should I not? Don't miss out on your chance to exercise your democratic right as a European citizen!

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 12:00 – 12:45 | Conference Room 3

Conservatoires Network Meeting
Conservatoires and research

Joost van der Veen (The Netherlands), Codarts University of the Arts

In this session, we will explore the various aspects of artistic research at European conservatoires. The main question is how artistic research can provide answers to societal challenges of the 21st century. A panel of experts will discuss some of the newest research projects, the synergy of artistic research and academic research, the role of international partnerships, best practices for dissemination of results and other topics. Join us for this session, participate in the discussion and share your own research cases.

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 12:15 – 13:00 | Interacive Space

Global indieclassical Network Meeting
The second edition

Coordinated by Brendan Jan Walsh (UK/Netherlands), Classical Music Rave/BRENDING

Last year we held our first-ever global gathering of indieclassicists. This year we proudly present the progress made. You'll hear about our first regional network meetings as part of the Creative Europe supported project C3?IC. You'll learn about the workshops we gave to music students; you'll be told about the discovery of ever-more indieclassical initiatives; and we will launch our brand-spanking-new, global-online-social-network-space!

For those not yet in the know…aurally, indieclassical is classical music blended and intermingled with rock, electronica, jazz or global music. But it is also so much more than a sound or a genre - it's a mind-set, an independent approach to music making and presenting.

This session will be lively, interactive and engaging. Caffeine shortly beforehand is advised.

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 12:30 – 15:30 | Follow-up Session | Hudig Zaal

Forms of Innovation for Orchestras
For orchestra delegates only

Stefan Rosu (The Netherlands), Philharmonie Zuidnederland

This is an in-depth meeting following up on Thursday's orchestra network meeting. Delegates who represent or work with orchestras are invited to join.

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 15:30 – 16:15 | Conference Room 3

Baroque and Beyond!
Modern times for baroque music: what's next?

Coordinated by Judit Plana (Spain/Germany), Freiburger Barockorchester
with William Norris (Canada), Tafelmusik
Gregor Herzfeld (Germany), Freiburger Barockorchester

Baroque music has its own identity and audience in the classical music market. It is present in the most important concert halls and festivals, ensembles are producing new recordings each year and there is a wide audience that demands more and new “old stuff”. So yes, there is a market for baroque music and we need to think about its future!

We invite all delegates to come up with problems we all face to reach our audience, concert formats, programming and find different approaches for the bright future of baroque music.

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 16:30 – 17:15 | Conference Room 3

What's New for Ensembles' Digital Promotion?
FEVIS and BureauExport Network Meeting

Coordinated by Marie Hédin-Christophe (France), FEVIS

This network meeting is all about digital innovation in recording production and promotion. From web series to digital after-concert add-ons, from MOOC to full-experience websites, where is the future of digital music discovery heading? Examples will be selected from labels, independent orchestras and ensembles. Please contact either Marie Hédin-Christophe from FEVIS or Françoise Clerc from BureauExport to present your idea during this session.

Saturday, 20 May 2017 | 11:15 – 12:00 | Conference Room 1

Asia/Pacific Rim Network Meeting
Creating networks and developing partnerships across the region

Coordinated by John Davis (Fiji/Australia), Australian Music Centre

We invite Classical:NEXT delegates from Asia and the Pacific Rim to participate in a discussion. What have been the positive developments and success stories in the region? What are the gaps and barriers to a healthier classical/new music sector? What are the opportunities to work collaboratively to strengthen classical/new music in the region? Bring your case studies of best practice approaches, bring your ideas, bring your thinking caps, and let's discuss!