Composition commissions issued to Zeynep Gedizlioglu, Rolf Riehm and Daniel N. Seel

Neue Musik in der SaarART 2013, Saarbrücken, Germany

The New Music scene in the Saarland is undergoing radical change. The renowned festival "Mouvement – Festival für Neue Musik" of the broadcasting corporation Saarländischer Rundfunk now no longer exists. The association Netzwerk Musik Saar is also undergoing dissolution. However, this is primarily in order to pave the way for a new formation that is to take on new functions: a regional New Music society. Its foundation event will be held in cooperation with the Saar regional art exhibition Landeskunstausstellung Saar – which will be a major show of artists from the Saarland or related to it. The exhibition will run every four years – in 2013 from April 21 to June 16, and will involve art museums across the whole state. Pandoras Box, a partnership of freelance musicians and composers from the Saarland, is planning "acoustic introductions" to the exhibition program in connection with the Landeskunstausstellung. In line with the concept of the exhibition it is also planned to present composers and musicians from the Saarland – along with those who have biographical links with the region, for instance. For this Pandoras Box will be issuing composition commissions for works lasting approx. 15 minutes dealing with one of the seven thematic areas of the Landeskunstausstellung or with a fine artist or specific work. The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation is supporting the composition commissions to Zeynep Gedizlioglu, Rolf Riehm and Daniel N. Seel.

April 21 – June 16, 2013 
Various locations in Saarbrücken, Saarlouis, Neunkirchen, St. Wendel and Merzig, Germany

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