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November Music presents Joey Roukens and Bryce Dessner as composers in focus 2022 


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On Sunday 14 November, November Music closed the 28e edition of the festival with the announcement of the composers in focus for 2022: Joey Roukens and Bryce Dessner. Joey Roukens will be commissioned for the Bosch Requiem 2022 to be performed by Nederlands Kamerkoor and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Compositions by guitarist and composer Bryce Dessner - known from The National - will also be performed where the American will also be on stage himself. Furthermore, Remy van Kesteren will be artist in residence next year and talented jazz composer Tijn Wybenga will present a new commissioned work. The next edition of November Music will take place from 3 to 13 November 2022.

November Music 2021
One can look back on a successful and exciting edition of November Music 2021. The programme was extremely varied and diverse audiences attended the concerts on a large scale, with lovers of electronic (dance) music, classical choral singing and world music mixing effortlessly. Such a broad format is unique within the Dutch festival landscape. A number of postponed 2020 premieres still took place including YeonDo, Seung-Won Oh's Bosch Requiem.

What November Music stands for and what has been achieved in 2021
November Music is the festival for all adventurous music lovers. Every year, it brings together the most idiosyncratic and progressive creators and musicians from all over the world. Not with the flow or against it, but with new, own currents. It is precisely by giving a place to all these different sounds that November Music allows a personal and individual story to be heard, just as the makers themselves do. The Bosch Requiem composed by Hawar Tawfiq was one of the highlights this year, as were the concerts by festival composers Rebecca Saunders and Kaija Saariaho. The collaboration with FAQ festival went well and will be followed up. Furthermore, American jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and his new trio gave their first concert in the Netherlands to a sold-out audience. In total, there were 100 concerts in 11 days with 25 premieres and 20 commissioned works.

November Music stands for experiencing modern composed music, jazz, world music, music theatre, pop, installations and genres you never thought possible yourself. November Music creates encounters and challenges creators to jump into the deep end. Sounds Now, a new collaborative project involving 10 European festivals with sound art took place for the first time.

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November Music will take place in 2022 from 3 to 13 November at various locations in 's-Hertogenbosch. For information:

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