[Go Green] Gaudeamus Festival

14 Dec 2023

Gaudeamus Festival

Utrecht, Netherlands

The international festival Gaudeamus focusses on the presentation of the quality, diversity and vitality of international young music pioneers.

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As author and philosopher Amitav Ghosh points out, the climate crisis is also a cultural crisis. It is ingrained in a colonial way of thinking that shapes the way we relate to nature. So part of the green transition is a story of imagination; imagining alternative ways of relating to our direct environment. In this spirit we organised a range of events under the name In Situ/City: Naturecultures. In-Situ/City is an ongoing project that focuses on the city as an ever-changing changing collection of historical, cultural, political and social signifiers. For Gaudeamus 2022, four young makers (groups), Annabel Schouten, Gemma Luz Bosch, Espen Hjort & Mees Borgman and Matteo Gualandi, were commissioned to create new work that reflects on this theme, with a special focus on the relationship between humans and non-humans. In four articles, music journalist and researcher Joep Christenhusz dives deep into their work and themes.

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(General Editor: Simon Mundy)