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MUSICA’S ACTIVITIES IN 30 FORMATS AND IN 360° This disc shows Musica’s activities in 30 formats. Each format brings together projects and activities on the basis of their content, method or target audience. Musica targets people of all ages, right from birth. ‘Tree rings’ with numbers indicate the age group for which each format is intended. The formats are spread over 360° between two axes describing contrasting concepts:

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Find out more about our 30 formats and explore our 360° of activities! www.musicaportfolio.org

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+32 11 610 510

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3910 Neerpelt – Belgium

Would you like to know more about Musica or subscribe to our newsletter? www.musica.be

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Toekomstlaan 5B

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Musica encourages an adventurous, conscious approach to sound and music. From the very earliest age, we stimulate musical experience and interaction. We create context and room for participants to play, in order to discover or rediscover their own musicality and increase their musical confidence. We challenge music makers and artists to explore new horizons. Using innovative formats, we bring a wide audience into contact with sound art, historical and contemporary music.

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Musica follows developments in artistic and academic research closely, as well as developments in the educational and socio-cultural arenas. From this broad perspective, we create new connections, reacting to contemporary demands and needs. With its finger on the pulse of society, Musica aims to provide rich, high-quality musical participation for everyone, irrespective of age or cultural and social background.

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This model shows the diversity and coherence of Musica’s activities. It makes clear how the formats complement each other without driving wedges between different forms of music participation. Musica takes participation literally by questioning the historically developed distinction between creators, interpreters and listeners and removing it where possible. We do this by searching for common ground and universal musical principles that everyone can apply.

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Go exploring yourself!

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activities aimed at a wider audience, including those without specific musical knowledge, where the musical experience is central for active participants or listeners

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Musica’s activities in 30 formats

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AlbaNova builds bridges between the past and present. Contemporary creations inspired by the past stand alongside historical music as it has never been heard before. It is a day filled with concerts, experiments, installations and workshops. Every year, we work with a central festival guest who is involved in artistic and participative processes beforehand. AlbaNova provides stimuli for the worlds of early and new music, presents the results of laboratory work and is fertile ground for alternative forms of audience participation. Coproduction with Alden Biesen.

• Participating actively and listening • Everyone

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• Investigating and improvising • 18+

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• Investigating • 21 to 35 years old

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• Participating actively • 0 to 5 years and people accompanying the children

make music • Investigating and improvising • 21+

BABELUT FESTIVAL (working title) A travelling mini-festival for children aged 0 to 5 and their parents and grandparents. International artists and music facilitators take the audience with them on a journey of experiences including music theatre, sound installations and, above all, plenty of musical interaction. Coproduction with Traffik Theater (LU), Lucerne Festival (CH) and the Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, in partnership with the town of Neerpelt and Sint-Truiden Cultural Centre.

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ART EDUCATOR IN RESIDENCE A new talent development programme that creates context and support for young art educators in training. They come into contact with working in an informal context, receiving feedback and inspiration based on Musica’s years of experience in the field. The format aims to grow into a quality mark for young art educators. Coproduction with the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and deSingel.

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ALBANOVA LAB Promising artists and ensembles get the chance to follow a development process in the context of the AlbaNova Festival, leading to new productions that link heritage and creation or that aim to facilitate new forms of audience participation. AlbaNova Lab and its partners function as a platform enabling development on the borderline between old and new. Coproduction with Alden Biesen.

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BABELUT LAB Working with partners in the arts, welfare and education, Musica creates contexts to test out new methods and formats for musical participation and education for the very youngest of children. Artists are given specific development tasks and are coached by experts from Musica. The results of the lab sessions are included in the range of workshops and sessions offered and in productions hosted at Babelut Festival. In partnership with Kind en Gezin, Early Childhood Education (Erasmus University College), C-TAKT and Huis van het Kind, Campus O 3, Genk.

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Musica’s activities in 30 formats

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A fixed series of workshops enabling participants to develop a shared musical vocabulary with very young children and their guardians. The emphasis is on the development of a practice, with the necessary space for participant reflection and feedback. Parents and guardians are made aware of how to apply the forms of play and methods offered in their daily interactions with this target group.

experience explore • Improvising, participating actively and investigating • 0 to 5 years and people accompanying the children

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• Improvising and participating actively • 0 to 5 years and people accompanying the children

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• Improvising and listening • Everyone

make music • Investigating and improvising • 21 to 67 years old

explore • Investigating and listening • Everyone

CAFÉ IMPROVISÉ (working title) A search for the sources of inspiration and creative context of a classical masterpiece through musical encounters and historical improvisation practices. From the early evening until late at night, visitors can come and go as they please in an informal club setting. There is a succession of performances resulting from educational processes or improv sessions with professional musicians (and possibly also with poets, artists, etc.) Coproduction with Concertgebouw Brugge.

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BABELUT WORKSHOPS Musical encounters and opportunities for play for babies, infants and toddlers, where they explore the possibilities of the voice, body and musical dialogue with their parents or guardians, led by a Musica coach. Parents and guardians get ideas and methods to try out for themselves with their children.

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CONNECT International experts inspire a select group of ‘ambassadors’ from the world of professional music and part-time arts education on issues of content and needs in musical practice. This input serves the participants as a basis for experimentation in their own practice with the methods offered. During return sessions, they exchange experiences and are involved in the critical evaluation and development of an international publication, application, online tools and training courses.

10 DATING THE ARTIST (working title) A few weeks before a concert, a process of exchange between the musicians and audience is set in motion. The audience becomes a participant in the process of preparing a production, and conversely, the musicians become conscious of the audience’s background and motivations. The aim is to create awareness of the personal context and motivations of everyone who participates in a concert. Coproduction with Concertgebouw Brugge.

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Musica’s activities in 30 formats

experience • Listening and participating actively • 6-7 years old

explore • Investigating • 18 to 67 years old

make music • 18 to 35 years old

explore create • Investigating • 16 to 21 years old

explore • Listening • Everyone

11 EERSTEKLASCONCERTEN This interactive journey of experience, in partnership with a different, renowned ensemble each time, confronts more than a thousand children in their first year of school each year with classical or contemporary composed music and its interpreters. These ‘first class concerts’ break down the borders between listening, active experience and performing together. The format was awarded a European YEAH! Award in 2015. In partnership with Concertgebouw Brugge, deSingel and cultural centres.

12 SHARING EXPERTISE Musica shares its expertise and results from labs and field work with the cultural sector and academic world at large. We organise study days, meetings of experts and advisory groups in connection with festivals or cultural events. Musica also organises several guest lectures in various higher education programmes.

13 IYAP The International Young Artist’s Presentation (IYAP) gives young vocal and instrumental artists and ensembles a helping hand into the international scene for historical music practice. The selected artists and ensembles receive intensive teaching and coaching from one or more leading international artists. What is more, they also have the chance to perform at the early music festival Laus Polyphoniae in Antwerp and the opportunity to present their project to a committee of international representatives of the music world. Coproduction with AMUZ.

14 YOUNG CURATORS Young people are given the responsibility of organising a concert at Concert­ gebouw Brugge. They take a creative approach to the classical concert format, adapting it to the world they live in. Elements of production and communication as well as artistic considerations may be encountered. Coproduction with Concertgebouw Brugge.

15 KLANKATLAS Klankatlas is a cross-border online platform for sound art and musical heritage in public places. This unique collaboration between Belgian and Dutch partners makes Klankatlas an important port of call for the experience of sound in the Low Countries. The website brings together sound points and sound routes on a virtual map, with the ambition of expanding into a reference point for the experience of sound. Sound routes are linked to digital sound­ scapes using GPS technology, inviting visitors to participate in immersive explorations of sound. In partnership with Intro in Situ, Resonant, Flanders Festival Kortrijk, Soundtrackcity (NL), BBOT and Gonzo (circus).

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Musica’s activities in 30 formats

explore experience • Listening • Everyone

explore create • Investigating • 15 to 35 years old

create make music • Investigating and improvising • 21+

create make music • Participating actively • Everyone

make music • 18 to 35 years old

16 KLANKENBOS Musica has created an international collection of sound art in the open air that is unique in Europe. Sixteen physical and virtual sound installations inspire visitors young and old to consciously experience sound and their acoustic environment. Everyone can explore Klankenbos independently, but there are also guided tours and educational activities for children, target groups and businesses. Klankenbos also offers an inspiring environment for innovative concert and educational formats in public spaces. In partnership with the Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof and the town of Neerpelt.

17 KLANKENBOS RESIDENCIES With the Klankenbos art collection as an inspiring context, young sound artists or students in arts or higher education courses work on their own creations, interact with international artists and present the results of their work to the public at a presentation or nocturne.

18 ARTS EDUCATION LAB Lab sessions that cluster the development of working methods around general themes such as embodiment, polyphony, improvisation, etc. In-house tutors and artistic coordinators as well as external experts are involved in the lab. The content is determined on the basis of current topics and issues in Musica’s work. The output is immediately distributed and applied in existing formats. The Arts Education Lab plays a central role in coordinating Musica’s various areas of expertise.

19 PUBLIC SOUND LAB Musica commissions artists to create a co-creative work in a local context with groups and communities in the area. The field in which they work is public space: participants and artists make the surroundings resound or turn them into the context for a musical or interdisciplinary creation. The open possibilities and local basis of these sessions and creations make them particularly well suited for reaching the most diverse of target groups. In partnership with C-TAKT and various local partners.

20 MASTER CLASSES Advanced amateurs and young professional musicians are coached by international experts. Along with other course participants, they work on a historical repertoire with the focus on making music from the original sources. At the end of the master class, the results are presented to the audience at a presentation or concert. Coproduction with AMUZ.

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Musica’s activities in 30 formats

make music • Participating actively • Everyone

experience • Participating actively • Everyone

create make music experience • Investigating and participating actively • 8 to 12 years old

create make music experience • 6 to 15 years old

explore make music • Investigating and improvising • 21 to 67 years old

21 MEDIA TOOLS Musica has been pioneering the use of educational apps and online forums for thematic music education for several years. On the basis of this experience, we have developed media formats that combine the advantages of digital and live interaction, encouraging an immediate, active approach to music. This is done initially through a growing collection of appealing ‘how-to’ videos that may replace the format of the traditional brochure, but also by developing apps and an educational gaming environment. In partnership with CultuurNet Vlaanderen and European partner organisations.

22 MOBILE INSTALLATIONS Besides the permanent Klankenbos collection, Musica also owns a number of mobile and virtual installations that enable sound interactions in public spaces. The mobile installations can be booked by festivals and music centres, inspiring participants with no previous experience to experiment with sound, movement, spatiality and musical interaction. The collection is regularly extended through commissions given to promising artists. Coproduction with C-TAKT, in collaboration with local partners.

23 MUSICAKLASSEN Pupils and teachers from primary schools spend a week getting to grips with sound and music, movement and dance, with excursions into other artistic areas. In workshops led by artists, and with a different theme each year, the week always ends in a presentation with a unique dynamic. Teachers become familiar with the theme and approach at a taster day spent with the class coaches. This format is offered both at Dommelhof and on location, tailored to individual schools.

24 MUSIC HOLIDAYS In the context of an international music festival or linked to the activities of an ensemble, children and young people take an active approach to learning about musical traditions and historic approaches to them. The week always ends in a presentation of the participants’ own creations. Coproduction with MAfestival, AMUZ and Casco Phil.

25 TRAINING COURSES A broad range of sessions for teachers that draw on the participants’ own musicality, at whatever level, and offer methods based on a coherent vision that can be applied and adapted by everyone, encouraging the creation of shared projects. In partnership with provincial training institutes.

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Musica’s activities in 30 formats

experience • Everyone

create • 18 to 35 years old

create make music experience • Everyone

make music explore • Improvising and investigating • 21 to 67 years old

explore experience make music • Everyone

26 PUBLIC SOUND In partnership with festivals, museums, cultural organisations or local authorities, Musica creates inspiring contexts in public spaces where amateur artists, ensembles and local groups can present the results of co-creative work (see Public Sound Lab) to a wider audience. In partnership with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, ChampdAction, Prospekta/Museumnacht Antwerpen and local partners.

27 SOUNDMINE SoundMine is an international course for composition and creation led by prominent artists. Young people and adults with a passion for composition and creation spend five days expanding the horizons of their own musical imagination. All week, they work intensively towards a presentation at which their creations are performed. In partnership with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Logos Foundation.

28 TAKE OVER (working title) The classical concert format is broken open by projecting an existing piece of music outside the concert hall. Musical principles of fragmentation, looping, re-composition and soundscaping, in collaboration with composers, artists, amateur musicians and local groups, are used to transform a familiar masterpiece into surprising musical interventions in public spaces. These interventions also invite tourists or casual passers-by to enjoy the performance of the original masterpiece in concert later in the same week. Coproduction with Concertgebouw Brugge.

29 UKELILA COACHING Vision development and coaching for teams of teachers from part-time arts education and primary education who, in the context of the Ukelila project in Limburg, are committed to integrated musical development for socially vulnerable children, with a view to increasing their autonomy, connectedness and confidence. The project explores and supports new pathways in general and specific musical development in a context of diversity, where ‘music as an aim’ and ‘music as a means’ merge into one. In partnership with vzw MIK.

30 UNFOLD (working title) Every facet of a masterpiece of musical heritage is highlighted through a wide range of parallel activities. The work is placed in its historical context, also investigating its meaning for a contemporary audience through lectures, lecture performances, workshops, installations and mini-concerts. Coproduction with Concertgebouw Brugge.

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MUSICA’S ACTIVITIES IN 30 FORMATS AND IN 360° This disc shows Musica’s activities in 30 formats. Each format brings together projects and activities on the basis of their content, method or target audience. Musica targets people of all ages, right from birth. ‘Tree rings’ with numbers indicate the age group for which each format is intended. The formats are spread over 360° between two axes describing contrasting concepts:

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info@musica.be

Find out more about our 30 formats and explore our 360° of activities! www.musicaportfolio.org

NOV AF

+32 11 610 510

NEC

3910 Neerpelt – Belgium

Would you like to know more about Musica or subscribe to our newsletter? www.musica.be

ROVI

Toekomstlaan 5B

CON

MUSIC

CAFÉ IMP

Musica, Impulse Centre for Music

BABEL

OLD

CONTACT

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UNF

Musica encourages an adventurous, conscious approach to sound and music. From the very earliest age, we stimulate musical experience and interaction. We create context and room for participants to play, in order to discover or rediscover their own musicality and increase their musical confidence. We challenge music makers and artists to explore new horizons. Using innovative formats, we bring a wide audience into contact with sound art, historical and contemporary music.

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BABELUT SESSIONS

MISSION

Musica follows developments in artistic and academic research closely, as well as developments in the educational and socio-cultural arenas. From this broad perspective, we create new connections, reacting to contemporary demands and needs. With its finger on the pulse of society, Musica aims to provide rich, high-quality musical participation for everyone, irrespective of age or cultural and social background.

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MAKE MUSIC

This model shows the diversity and coherence of Musica’s activities. It makes clear how the formats complement each other without driving wedges between different forms of music participation. Musica takes participation literally by questioning the historically developed distinction between creators, interpreters and listeners and removing it where possible. We do this by searching for common ground and universal musical principles that everyone can apply.

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Go exploring yourself!

SHA

– improvising – investigating – participating actively provide a more specific classification of the formats.

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activities aimed at a wider audience, including those without specific musical knowledge, where the musical experience is central for active participants or listeners

SE

talent development programmes, artistic labs, residencies and co-creative processes

RTI

The terms listening

activities led by a tutor or expert focused on making music together

EXPERIENCE

EXP E

inspiring physical or digital environments such as Klankenbos or Klankatlas encourage visitors to go exploring, independently if they wish

CREATE

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MAKE MUSIC

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EXPLORE

CREATE

Musica corporate flyer 2016 in English  
Musica corporate flyer 2016 in English  

This model shows the diversity and coherence of Musica’s activities. It makes clear how the formats complement each other without driving we...

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