dutch-UK Network

dutch-UK is a network started in 2015 between the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and composition staff in the Music department at Manchester.

It aims to address creative exchanges in the form of new musical compositions, workshops, research forums, publications and concert events between The Netherlands and the UK.

As a point of departure, the dutch-UK network proposed the 'Philips model' as a route for exploring methodologies and dissemination of our practice as research. The Philips Pavilion Expo 58 brought together architect Le Corbusier and composers Xenakis and Varèse whose collaboration has inspired our network focus 'Composition as Space'.

In 2015-16, the network began by creating new commissioned works in collaboration with virtuoso Dutch bass clarinet performer Marij van Gorkom.

The network aims to incorporate other Dutch and UK institutions led by performers, musicians, entrepreneurs and technologists to construct creative bridges between these two countries.

Learn more on the dutch-UK Network website.