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MCICM Corona Conversations

MCICM Corona Conversations

Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music
Dates: 18 June, 25 June and 2 July 2020 from 13:00 to 14:00 CET

The current COVID-19 crisis and the lockdown measures greatly affected classical music organizations. Concerts and tours were cancelled, and classes moved online leaving musicians, educators, researchers and audiences to figure out this ‘new normal.’ The Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music is organizing an online space to share and discuss ideas and challenges during times of corona.

The MCICM Corona Conversations will provide an opportunity to discuss the current situation of online musicking as well as the future challenges that are to come. What aspects of existing online concert formats work? If not, why? How can we create new hybrid formats of both digital and live concerts? What challenges do Conservatories face when moving education online? What are the technological possibilities and shortcomings, and how can we work with them? Where is the audience in these online concert formats? How can musicians engage with their audiences and vice versa? What can we learn from other disciplines such as digital sound art?

Questions such as these will be discussed during weekly one hour Zoom meetings. A panel of experts, professionals and researchers will present their views in short pitches and discuss current and future best practice examples. Audiences are invited to contribute via the live chat. The Zoom seminars will be offered online on the MCICM website.

Upcoming Sessions:

MCICM Corona Conversations: How will symphony orchestras connect with online
18 June 2020 from 13:00 to 14:00 CET
Moderator: Stefan Rosu, intendant philharmonie zuidnederland
Speakers: Folkert Uhde, concert designer and director of several music festivals in Germany and Austria; Annetta Thoma and Elena Kountidou from Konzerthaus Berlin; Simon Highfield and Beth Wells from BBC Philharmonic

MCICM Corona Conversations: Challenges for Music Education
25 June 2020 from 13:00 to 14:00 CET
Moderator: Joachim Junghanss, Director of Conservatorium Maastricht
Speakers: Falk Hübner from HKU Utrechts Conservatoire; Edo Righini from Conservatorium van Amsterdam;

MCICM Corona Conversations: How to engage Digital Audiences?
2 July 2020 from 13:00 to 14:00 CET
Moderator: Peter Peters, Director MCICM
Speakers: Julia Haferkorn from Middlesex University London; Jon Hargreaves from the Online Orchestra and Nevis Ensemble;

To register for the event, please send an email to mcicm-fasos[mcicm]maastrichtuniversity.nl.