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For the love of new music. For the joy of encounter.

Sometimes it just takes a little curiosity. A vision. And courage. realtime – international festival for new music bremen is organized by people who are passionately committed to contemporary music. Now they want to share this passion with you.



The organizers: realtime – Forum Neue Musik e.V.

The Bremen-based association realtime – Forum Neue Musik e.V. has been active in contemporary music in all its facets and manifestations since 2012.

In forms ranging from moderated concerts, educational work and intercultural projects to audiovisual performances, the association seeks to arouse curiosity and invite more people to the new music experience.

At the realtime – international festival for new music bremen, all these different formats come together with many new ideas – and offer a stage for both established artists and young talents. The idea for the festival was conceived by the award-winning concert pianist Claudia J. Birkholz, who is also its artistic director. A lecturer in new music, Ms. Birkholz has worked at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen for over 25 years and is the chair of the association. She has performed at many contemporary music festivals internationally herself, while in Bremen, in addition to organizing various events, she launched the Smusic21 youth ensemble.

You can find more information about the association and membership on our association website: