Concertzender newsletter june '12
This is the last newsletter before the summer holiday. In July and August there are no editions, but in September our E-zine will appear on your digital doormat again.
The Concertzender is interested in your opinions, wishes and preferences regarding the programs we broadcast. For this purpose we have compiled a listeners’ questionnaire. You will read more about it in this newsletter. We hope you will fill in the questionnaire, so we can improve our programming even more.
The newsletter will also focus on the new program ‘Meester-Gezel’ (‘Master – Pupil’) and the concert registration of the Summer Darkness Festival.
In ‘Introducing…’ you get to meet Louis Thörig, presenter for the Concertzender.
This month’s ‘Prize question’ offers you the opportunity to win a CD by Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir conducted by Ton Koopman. Read on how you may obtain it.
And finally programmer Mariëtte Groot talks about the program ‘Pakrammel’ and its connection to the Rotterdam organization WORM.We wish you happy reading. And of course a great summer!
New program: Meester-Gezel
Friday 8 June sees the start of a new radio program, ‘Meester-Gezel’ (‘Master –Pupil’; 19.00 - 20.00 CET), focusing on the relationship between a master and his pupils.
The first episode concerns Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (in picture), who was not only a celebrated composer, but also an excellent teacher. You will hear music by Rimsky-Korsakov himself, but also works by his students Alexander Glazunov and Igor Stravinsky. The following episodes will introduce Darius Milhaud, Maurice Duruflé and Franz Liszt.
The programs have been made by our new programmer Lineke Lever. She studied piano with David Kuyken and is active as a pianist in various chamber music ensembles. She is a member of the Arte Duo, with saxophonist Aubrey Snell. In 2011 they released their first CD, ‘One 2 Ten’. Lineke also studied Dutch Language and Culture at Utrecht University.
They are also repeated on Tuesday 11.00- 12.00 CET:
X-Rated will get its own stage at the Summer Darkness Festival
The Concertzender has a rich history in recording and broadcasting contemporary experimental music. The annual Summer Darkness Festival in Utrecht (27-29 July) presents underground genres like neo-folk, dark-ambient, electro, neo-classical, tribal and pagan/balfolk as well as new-wave, EBM, industrial, synthi-pop and witch-house.
The Concertzender will record a number of concerts at the 10th edition of Summer Darkness. Bob Rusche, X-Rated’s presenter, will have his own ‘X-Rated Stage’ and will do a live broadcast. In the course of 2012 ‘Concertzender X-Rated Live’ will feature our registrations of the Summer Darkness concerts. Check our website for the schedule!
Specially for this edition Suicide Commando will perform a ‘best of 25 years set’ on Friday, and a ‘rare vintage set’ on Sunday. At his exclusive Dutch show Peter Hook will give an integral performance of ‘Closer’, Joy Division’s darkest album.
Listeners’ questionnaire – win two concert tickets for Vredenburg!
The Concertzender is continually improving its variety in programs and its reception scope. We value your input as a listener very much. Therefore the Concertzender would like to have your opinions, wishes and preferences about music.
We also would like to get to know you better: Who are our listeners? How and where do you listen to your favorite music? You can find the questionnaire on our homepage, and we hope we’ll be able to use some of the suggestions you come up with.
Even if you are not a regular listener to the Concertzender please fill in the questionnaire and tell us your wishes. Among the respondents we will raffle off tickets for the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev. The concert will take place on 4 November at the Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn in Utrecht and will commence at 15.00 hrs.» Fill in the listeners’ questionnaire on our homepage
Prize question - win a Buxtehude CD by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir conducted by Ton Koopman
This month’s prize question is: which condition did Dieterich Buxtehude have to meet to become the organist at the Lübeck Marienkirche, and whom did he succeed in this office?
What is the prize?
How to win:
We will raffle off the prize among the entrants with the correct answer. We will publish the result 14 days after the publication of this newsletter:
Previous prize question
Louis Thörig – presenter at the Concertzender
“I always listen to the Concertzender through my computer, while writing book reviews. Then I heard the Concertzender was looking for a presenter, and applied for the job. And successfully so!”
“It all started when I did a voice test in late 2011. In January 2012 I did a workshop and presented three programs supervised by experienced colleagues, varying from classical music to jazz. Since April of this year I have been presenting programs by myself.
I did have some earlier media experience, and liked it a lot. I took a media training course by journalist Jan Tromp and gained some experience in radio and TV as an expert in vitamins, when I founded the Vitamine Informatiebureau.
After a varied career in business (until August 2011) I worked as global communications manager at IOI-Loders Croklaan in Wormerveer. It is a multinational that produces and sells derivatives of vegetable oils for the food industry.
I didn’t study communication at a university or college, but learnt my communication skills at Hill & Knowlton Nederland, one of the best international agencies for strategic internal and external communication.
Want a ‘pakrammel’ (beating)?
“That is the question with which I started my period as program maker at the Concertzender”, says Mariëtte Groot, who resigned as program maker on 1 April. “I guess it was in 1997, when new music editor Bart Vonk visited us at Dodorama, an experimental music venue in Rotterdam. He asked us if we were interested in making programs for the new music department of the Concertzender.”
At the time there was no good name for the program. But at a meeting in Amsterdam Mariëtte’s colleague Kees van Huuksloot rattled a matchbox and said: “What is this? A beating!” and the program got its name.
“Dodorama became WORM in 1999”, Mariëtte continues the story. “WORM became a cultural institution, combining the functions of a stage, a music studio and a media lab. We also continued to make programs for the Concertzender. Bart Vonk, the Concertzender’s editor, was succeeded by Kees van de Wiel. And later Hessel Veldman took over from him. All this time WORM kept making programs for the Concertzender: every month an edition of my ‘Pakrammel’ and also a Radio WORM compilation by Henk Bakker.”
We never had a problem finding enough material: I could always delve into my own shop, the WORM-shop, where the cream of the crop of the avant-garde can be found. Radio WORM was compiled from material we received from artists performing at our stage.”
New program making duo for Pakrammel
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