Aspasia Nasopoulou

Composer's Treat

A yearly composer's residency

In 2016 I initiated a yearly composer's residency taking place till 2020 in Buitenwerkplaat Starnmeerdijk.
Since 2019 the Composer's Treat initiative is hosted by Stichting Cultureland.
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It is a one week residency in a place that is not traditionally music oriented, and gives composers the chance to work calmly outside of their box and to connect with new artists and in the same time bringing ‘another’ audience closer to contemporary creation.
Guest composer for 2018 was Jasna Velickovic. Together with Marijn Korff de Gidts she developed a new composition for magnetes and percussion which was presented in de Ruimte last June.The piece is selected and it will be performed in ISCM world music days this coming May.
Guest composer in 2017 was Anna Veismane from Latvia. She was “coupled” to musician Ekaterina Levental (harp and voice).
Guest composer 2016 was Maria Christina Krithara (GR).
-Guest for 2019 was Merlijn Twaalfhoven (NL).
Merlijn, composer and founder of The Turn Club, a lab for arts in society, explores in his projects the richness of cultural diversity and human interaction, often engaging musicians of contrasting styles, local traditions, or children in large events. He collaborates with artists, scientists, diplomats, and other idealists in new and creative ways.
The outcome of his residency was presented with interactivity with the audicence on 22nd of June 2019 at Plein Theater, Amsterdam.
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-Guest composer for 2020 was Fojan Gharibnejad.
Her final presentation was 1st of March 2020 at Plein theater in Nieuwe Noten Series.

Guest Composer in 2021 Saskia Vanegas is collaborating with the Two Envelopes duet, harpsichord & percussion.
From 2022 the residency will be taking place in a new location.