Association / Assignments + Objectives

The Association is meant as center, supporter and initiator of contemporary music in the State of Brandenburg.

Composers, music scientists, musicians as well as music teachers of the regions Potsdam, Frankfurt (oder) and Cottbus came together in 1990 to construct an association for the State of Brandenburg to protect their needs and to follow their destinations.

First the association was founded on October 12th, 1990 as Brandenburg section of German Association of Composers (DKV), on October 17th, 1991 the constitution as well as the name were changed to Brandenburg Association for New Musik. The association is officially enrolled at the register of the city of Cottbus.

Main constitutional targets of BVNM e.V. 

  • to support the creation, performance and distribution of new compositions
  • to organize and support scientific events in the field of contemporary music
  • to support selected projects and experiments which develop contemporary music creation
  • to inform and advice members about diverse cultural, social, economical and legal questions

BVNM is organizing Brandenburg Festival of New Music “intersonanzen” since 2000 yearly in Potsdam and since 2020 the concert series “re-sonanz” in cooperation with KunstHaus Potsdam. Both events are supported by the State of Brandenburg and the Capitol City of Brandenburg Potsdam together with other cooperation partners.

BVNM, as stately association of Brandenburg, is the partner for all protagonists, actors and listeners of New Musik. It supports contemporary composers from Brandenburg as well as the work of other composers of the 20th and 21st century also with a special focus on Sorbian music culture.

Another focus is the support and intensivation of the good contacts to partners in Eastern Europe.

Through diverse media, web page, the publication of books and CDs and other projects the members of BVNM introduce themselves to the public and all interested people to create information and ideas  also for possible cooperations and new common projects – to enrich the quality of life for people in Brandenburg through multiple musical cultural experiences.

The Board:






Constitution of Brandenburg Association for New Music (BVNM e.V.)


BVNM understands itself principally as partner for all questions concerning New Music in Brandenburg

and therefore connects people to find the right partners for various musical concerns.

Here you can find the application form to become a member of BVNM e.V.

Download – Print – Sign – Send to

> BVNM e.V. – Charlottenstr.31 – 14467 Potsdam – Germany

If you don’t have a printer, we can send you the form via mail.

Membership fee yearly
Single member: 40 €
Partner members: 30 € each

To be paid before March 30th.