Quite the responsibility; a panel about composition assignments

The composition assignment has become a regular guest at festivals and events. Besides long-standing initiatives such as the North Sea Jazz composition assignment, corona has led to a variety of manifestations. Moderated by Martin Fondse, Composer Laureate, a panel of experts will discuss the use, approach and yield of the composition assignment. What are the demands of the client? Is the assignment an invitation, a business card, a prestige object, a constraint perhaps? Does the audience understand what is happening? Does that matter?


  • Martin Fondse (moderator)
  • Michelle Kuypers (programmer North Sea Jazz Festival/MOJO)
  • Marike van Dijk (artist/composer, North Sea Jazz composition assignment 2022)
  • Mijke Loeven (director BIMHUIS, secretary VNJJ)
  • Suzan Veneman (artist/composer, VNJJ composition assignment 2022)
  • Teis Semey (artist/composer, artist-in-residence North Sea Round Town 2022)
  • Raluca Baicu (programmer North Sea Round Town, De Doelen, BIRD)