Musica Viva: New Music at the University of Göttingen

At the University of Göttingen, new music is an established tradition, which in earlier years found expression in the concert season Musica Viva. Now, the tradition is being revived: from Winter Semester 2008, the Department of Musicology will host concerts and events each semester featuring compositions from the 1950s up to the present day.

Musica Viva is not merely a concert series: it also aims to communicate the ideas and influences behind the music. Each concert is linked to a talk or lecture at which composers, musicians and musicologists offer visitors new insights into the music performed.