Music for a Busy City

Music for a Busy City expands on traditional music encounters by taking compositions out of the concert hall and into the urban landscape. The project features five new pieces of recorded music, each created in response to a specific characteristic location in the city centre of The Hague.

Music for a Busy City consists of new commissioned compositions by Ain Bailey, Genevieve Murphy, and Pete Harden, Yannis Kyriakides will be presenting two new pieces. Between 10 and 15 minutes long, these recorded pieces become part of the spaces that inspire them – playing in rotation every 90 mins, so you can journey around town and hear each one in succession.

Explore the city

Music for a Busy City can be visited on 10, 11 & 12 September 2021, daily from 12.00-19.15. Admission is free. You can find the starting times for each location on their specific page on this website.

De Gevangenpoort, Buitenhof 33
De Passage, Passage 72
De Bijenkorf, Wagenstraat 32
Spinoza Memorial Stone, Sint Jacobstraat 131
Spinoza Statue, Paviljoensgracht 72

Visit online

The audience can also explore the digital map and access these musical works remotely, supported by 360-degree photography and video. Look up, look down. Look left, look right. Listen and explore

Music for a Busy City is part of the Rewire 2021 - offline edition, held on 10, 11, 12, 18 September in The Hague. Visit rewire for the complete festival programme and tickets.