Thursday, February 15, 2024


Sectormoment Nieuwe Muziek / Musique Contemporaine / New Music

Is there still a future for CDs? Do we want to surf along on the vinyl revival? Embrace streaming or avoid it altogether? And how do we create a fair climate for artists? These and other questions will be addressed during the new music sector meeting at the Belgian Music Days.


Practical Details:

February 15th 2024
Petite salle / Tentoonstellingshal, Royal Conservatory Brussels (Regentschapsstraat/Rue de la Régence 30)
The presentations will be held in English.



13:45     Doors open
14:00     Welcome
14:10     Facts & figures (Kunstenpunt (Flanders Arts Institute))
14:30    Keynote Esther Gottschalk (ECSA) on fair practice in publishing music
15:00    Coffee break (with information market)
15:30    Book Presentation ‘The Guidebook to Self-Releasing Your Music’ by  Matthew Whiteside
16:15    Coffee break (with information market)
16:45    Panel discussion: publishing music on cd, vinyl and through streaming

From idea to concept, from recording to release on CD, LP or an online platform. How do you proceed once you’ve planted the seed to release your music? These will be the themes we’ll discuss with our panelists who are members of an ensemble, composers or artists. We’ll search for good practices, try to identify pitfalls, and to find the key to successful partnerships. Or should you become your own publisher? 

17:30     End of the programme

Attending the sector meeting is free of charge, but registration is required using this link.

Following the sector meeting it is possible to attend the concerts of Ictus Ensemble (at 18:30) and of the Belgian National Orchestra (at 20:00) in the framework of the Belgian Music Days at BOZAR. You can order your tickets on the website of the Belgian Music Days or Bozar.

This sector meeting is an initiative of ISCM-Flanders in cooperation with Flanders Arts Institute and Forum de la Création Musicale, and takes place within the 4th Belgian Music Days festival.

Membre (s)
0.00 €
Prix réduit:
0.00 €
Rue de la régence 30



Jinwook Jung

Plan à vol de corbeau, poème n°1

Trio for voice, e-guitar and gamba


Julia Emmery


for electric guitar & percussion

commissioned by Ictus & Opéra de Lille


Maya Verlaak


for electric guitar, piano and electronics

Maya Verlaak


Jinwook Jung

Plan à vol de corbeau, poème n°15

for voice, e-guitar, gamba, keyboard and double bass

World premiere (✳︎)


Pierre Slinckx


for percussion and electronics


(✳︎) commissioned by Ictus & Royaumont foundation




Géry Cambier, double bass

Alexandre Fostier, sound

Ruben Orio, percussion

Maris Pajuste, voice

Tom Pauwels, electric guitar

Jean-Luc Plouvier, piano

Eva Reiter, viola da gamba

Pierre Slinckx, electronics




JINWOOK JUNG puts to music the poems of Yi Sang, a significant yet little-known poet from 1930s Korea. Sang’s poems resonate with dark surrealism; each word conjures the oppressive and troubled colonial era. The atmosphere is intimate, shifting, breathless. The exquisite refinement of Jung’s compositions is evident, for example, in his blend of viola da gamba and electric guitar.

JINWOOK JUNG is born in 1994 in Seoul, South Korea. 

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JULIA EMMERY was inspired by Guillaume de Machaut’s ‘Hoquetus David’ and used medieval techniques to emphasize her fascination for hidden melodies. (For example isorhythmic processes: a repeated rhythmic pattern, talea, is applied to a melodic pattern, color, of a different length). A memory came to mind: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, filmed solo, tracing a perfect geometric shape in the sand, yet dancing in an atmosphere of total intimacy. Based on choreographic sensations, the sounds are approached here as “energies in motion”, creating voices that express themselves, sincere and vulnerable.


JULIA EMMERY is born in Gent in 1989. Several of her works can be heard on her soundcloud page:



MAYA VERLAAK subtly and artfully combines experimental ethics, playfulness and instrumental sensibility. In “Roulette”, a computer listens and then redirects “in real-time” a duo for piano and electric guitar, conveying delightful harmonic surprises.


MAYA VERLAAK is born in Gent in 1990. She runs a Youtube channel:



Although a craftsman of written music, PIERRE SLINCKX has nevertheless adopted numerous traits from electronic practices: getting down to the core, pondering repetition and length, not being afraid of the sublime moment (the killing sound). Here, Ictus presents its first collaboration with Slinckx: i#1 (i as in ictus).


PIERRE SLINCKX is born in Brussels 1988. Read more on:






Ictus is a contemporary music ensemble based in Brussels, born in 1994 as the live band for Rosas dance company. Founded at a time when ensembles were considered mini-orchestras made up of virtuoso soloists, Ictus emerges today as a collective of creative musicians dedicated to experimental music in its broadest sense: written music, sound art, improvisation and electronics. Ictus is an artist-driven structure consisting of some 30 people spread over three generations. It has become a regular partner of numerous curators, choreographers and large-scale groups, such as Brussels Philharmonic and Collegium Vocale Gent, while developing its own projects in a variety of formats - from the most intimate to the monumental. Its work is available on a Youtube channel as well as a rich web archive,, with almost 300 documented projects. Ictus is conducting an advanced Master’s programme for young musicians with the School of Arts Gent.


Membre (s)
16.00 €
Prix réduit:
10.00 €
Rue Ravenstein 23

Jesupret, Henderickx & Ysaÿe: créations

Bozar présente un concert exceptionnel du Belgian National Orchestra, dans le cadre des  Belgian Music Days avec trois créations de compositeurs belges : Apolline Jesupret, Wim Henderickx et Eugène Ysaÿe. L’œuvre d’Ysaÿe est particulière car sa partition – autographe - a été retrouvée début 2023 dans les archives de Bozar dans le cadre d’un partenariat avec la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique (KBR). Eugène Ysaÿe compose son Ouverture sur des thèmes d’Atala en 1919 en hommage à son défunt frère Théo, pianiste et compositeur, s’inspirant d’une cantate que ce dernier lui a dédiée en 1892. L’œuvre n’a été jouée qu’une seule fois en 1920 à Cincinnati, sous la direction du compositeur. Au-delà de la création d'une œuvre oubliée, ce concert met en dialogue des compositeurs belges dont le travail constitue un patrimoine artistique exceptionnel. En partenariat avec Bozar, KBR organise, avant le concert, une journée d'étude dédiée aux frères Ysaÿe.

Belgian National Orchestra
Jac van Steen direction
Jan Michiels piano
Chœur de l'Institut supérieur de musique et de pédagogie - Namur chœur


Wim Henderickx La Visioni di Paura
Apolline Jesupret Nouvelle œuvre pour orchestra (2023, world premiere, commande Ars Musica)
Eugène Ysaÿe Ouverture sur des thèmes d'Atala pour orchestre et chœur (première européenne)
Kris Defoort Human Voices Only pour orchestre
Jacqueline Fontyn Rivages Solitaires - concerto pour piano et orchestre

Membre (s)
26.00 €
Prix réduit:
10.00 €
Rue Ravenstein 23