next_generation X
Young musicians on stage at the ZKM Kubus
Concerts, installations, lectures
Wed, June 05, 2024 – Sat, June 08, 2024, Festival

As Europe's largest meet-up of university studios for electronic music, »next_generation« offers up-and-coming composers a platform to present their new musical developments. This year, the festival initiated and conceived by Ludger Brümmer is celebrating its 10th edition.

Over four days, »next_generation« offers an exciting and dense program with the latest positions from the fields of »fixed media«, »spatial music« and »live electronics«. The festival thus guarantees a representative overview of the current creative work of the next generation of composers in the context of technology and art.

This year, students from 27 electronic university studios from Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Switzerland are taking part. All participants will have the opportunity to present their work in concerts and installations at various locations in the ZKM or to exchange ideas about their own areas of interest in lectures and discussions. In addition, professors and lecturers will report on current developments in the individual studios and departments.


»next_generation X« program booklet

Further information on the program items and university music studios


Ludger Brümmer (Artistic Director)
Dominik Kautz (Project Management, Organisation & Booklet)

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

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