Throwback to the Contemporary Music Focus
This year’s edition of the rainy days festival, curated by the Luxembourgish composer Catherine Kontz, put light on numerous musicians and composers from Luxembourg. In this frame, Kultur | lx organised its first Contemporary Music Focus by inviting curators, ensembles and publishers involved in the contemporary music sectors in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Hungary, Czech Republic, Belgium and Croatia.
During this weekend of contemporary music, Kultur | lx organised activities allowing the international guests, the artists and the professionals coming from the Luxembourgish music sector to meet and exchange. For instance, the speedmeeting session gave Luxembourgish artists the opportunity to present their current projects to the international delegation. In addition, the Philharmonie and the Federation of Luxembourgish Authors and Composers jointly organized forums of discussions moderated by Catherine Kontz, and called Coffees with Composers. These meetings offered composers Nik Bohnenberger, Albena Petrovic, Roby Steinmetzer, Camille Kerger and Marco Pütz the chance to talk about their own artistic practices.
Since its establishment, Kultur | lx has been working actively on the promotion of the Luxembourgish musical creation on an international scale. This includes the integration of international networks such as the Impuls neue Musik fund, as well as the Focuses, which contribute significantly to the identification of the Luxembourgish scene. These key moments are also valuable networking platforms at a European level encouraging cross-border collaborations and the circulation of works.