Bringing together leading performers and composers of new music, the second edition of New and Newest Music Festival will be held online on 26, 27 and 28 February. The festival will offer the audience and researchers an intense and interactive experience through a three-day programme comprised of online panels, film screenings, and workshops under the artistic direction of Matthias Osterwold.
The first day of the festival will focus on the rise of new music in Turkey and across the world, along with its conceptual premises and evolution as a music genre. On its opening day, the festival will present online screenings of films that explore the presence of new music within the avant-garde, providing a detailed framework both for new listeners and for the afficionados of the genre.
During its second day, the festival will bring into focus the creative processes of composers from different generations with online panels on the conventions of new music and its future projections.
On its third and final day, the festival will feature online workshops that invite participants to experience the production processes of new music, as well as hosting an online panel that will address the intricate relationship between new music and technology through contemporary practices.
Friday, 26 February 2021
18:00 New Music 101: Development and Practices of New Music in the World and in Turkey
20:00 Across and Beyond Genres: A Conversation on the Theory of New Music
Alper Maral, Onur Türkmen, Tolga Yayalar
Moderator: Michael Ellison
22:00 Film Screening: A Selection from the Performance Archives of Composers Inside Electronics, Inc.
Saturday, 27 February 2021
16:00 Contemporary Composers on Creative Processes
Mahir Cetiz, Zeynep Gedizlioğlu, Mehmet Can Özer
Moderator: Jeremy Woodruff
18:00 Tradition and Future in New Music: Roots, Trends, Perspectives
Sandeep Bhagwati, Turgut Erçetin, Brigitta Muntendorf, Enno Poppe
Moderator: Matthias Osterwold
Sunday, 28 February 2021
16:00 Behind the Stage: IBULOrk Workshop
18:00 Behind the Stage: Istanbul Composers Collective Workshop
20:00 Algorithms and Live-Coding: Contemporary Practices
Uğur Can Akkaya, Kerem Altaylar, Selçuk Artut
Moderator: Konstantinos Vasilakos