Concertzender newsletter january 2012
The shortest day of the year is behind us and so the days are once more becoming longer. That is a positive development. Another one is the fact that one of our programs has won the Salto Award!
And to continue in that positive vein: Hans Onno van den Berg has become our new chairman. He is following in the footsteps of Ruud Königel, who was able to accept this position on a temporary basis due to other commitments. Meet Hans in “Introducing’... .
Hans Onno wishes Concertzender a prosperous 2012: “Since the end of 2010, Concertzender has exceeded all expectations and has triumphed in the face of adversity. In Amsterdam, the station went through a veritable resurrection. This is thanks to the incredible commitment of all of those involved in Concertzender, including: program makers, presentors, technicians, coordinators, management, etc. They are inextricably bound by their passionate love for music. I wish Concertzender a 2012 in which the Phoenix not only shakes her feathers in amazement (‘I’m still alive’), but with a fresh Utrecht wind under her wings dares to dream of new horizons.”
You can also read about the Reincken Festival. In mid January you can listen to recordings of this festival which took place in May, 2011.
Last but not least we reveal the winners of and the correct answers to the last prize question contest. In January there will not be a prize question.
Reincken Festival concert recordings broadcast in January
Concertzender Live will feature two concert recordings from the Reincken Festival in Deventer.This early music festival took place in May, 2011 with ’Hanze en Bourgondië’ as theme.
» read more about Aventure in our weblog Concertzender Live
“I have known Concertzender since its conception. Jan Wolff (founder Concertzender) and Sieuwert Verster (Orchestra of the 18th Century) are friends of mine. Right at the beginning I made a program for the NOS called ‘Talking about Music’, which was an in-depth portrait of the new station with then director Aad van Nieuwkerk.
At that time, Concertzender was located above café De Kroon on the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam. Already 25 years ago I was deeply impressed by the quiet but passionate conviction and dedication of more than 150 volunteers who worked for Concertzender, many of whom had a music specialty. There were collectors, sometimes owners of unique record collections. There were also technicians and presentors of the highest calibre, all there every hour on the hour.”
Still a great deal of admiration
Broadcasts on internet
“Because that is what I want to contribute from the board; to expand the station with more broadcasting scope and thus offer more listeners a chance to tune in, listen to us, tell us what they think of us and to support us financially. So that we have more room to do what we are good at: bringing unique music to a wider audience. And can we set in motion with Vredenburg what Fabchannel started 10 years ago?”
“Since September 2011 I work independently to provide supporting services for stage productions and art institutions, such as administration and building management. I also write articles, for example about the difference between sport and art (art is healthier), the reason for the cuts in art funding, or about the changes in copyright. To read more, check out » my website.”
This month we are will not feature a prize question contest. The winners and answers of of December’s prize question can be found below.
This time there are two winners:
Your prizes are on their way. Congratulations!
Theme night eclecticism wins the Salto Award 2011
When Concertzender settled in MuzyQ in Amsterdam in 2009, all parties involved wanted to gain a clear insight into the continuing validity and future of the station. Concertzender offers a unique platform to those who compose, perform and publish music with heart and soul. And that platform needed a ‘face lift’. This was the reason why Gerard Meulenberg, editor-in-chief contemporary music and Hessel Veldman, editor-in-chief of Crosslinks, began to produce regular theme nights.
In March, 2011 Gerard and Hessel provided a platform for Seb Bassleer (collector, author and DJ), piano player Michiel Braam and singer Edward Ka Spel based on the theme ‘Eclecticism’.
This was followed in June by the theme ‘I love…’, with as featured guests, singer Beatrice van der Poel and drum talent Onno Govaert. At the end of September flute player Anna Stegmann, visual sound artist Edward Janssen and the elektronica specialists Andrea Taeggi and Koenraad Ecker were placed in the spotlight.
» listen to the award winning program with Seb Bassleer: ‘Eclecticisme. Theme night; live from MuzyQ in Amsterdam’
Foto’s: Ernie Buts 2011 (c)
The next Concertzender will appear in February.
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