ON – Neue Musik Köln e.V.

Melchiorstr. 3
50670 Köln

+49 221/168 15 110

Management (currently on sick leave)
Daniel Mennicken

Sickness cover for the managing director / projectmanagement
Wiebke Spieker
(available Tue-Fri)

Public Relations & Project Development
Verena Hahn
(available Mon-Wed)

Rental & Project Management
Kimberly Severijns
(available Mon, Wed, Fri)

From left to right: Verena Hahn, Wiebke Spieker, Daniel Mennicken. Photo: Sophia Hegewald

ON Cologne is a non-profit cultural institution and an active network in the field of new and experimental music based in Cologne. ON works with the independent scene for an active cultural life within the urban society towards an open, dynamic and sustainable cultural landscape of the future. In doing so, we see ourselves as an equal part among the multitude of cultural forms of expression.

Emerging from the »Netzwerk Neue Musik« (2008–2012), an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation for the mediation of contemporary music, ON has been acting as a contact point and interface for the local independent scene since 2012, thanks to the support of the City of Cologne and the State of NRW. ON offers advice and structural support for freelance artists, ensembles and organisations.

Through its own projects and series, such as the SPARK – Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater, the Cologne Ensemble Festival WERFT or the currents/ Festival für aktuelle Tiefkultur, ON is committed to networking and giving freelance musicians in the field of new and experimental music in Cologne a stage. Together with Kölner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (kgnm) and the Gesellschaft für Neue Musik Ruhr (gnmr), ON publishes the magazine NOIES musik szene nrw six times a year with insights into the scene and an extensive concert calendar.

ON Cologne is part of the EM Guide network!

Support from ON Cologne

Actors of new and experimental music in Cologne can benefit from various supportive offers from ON Cologne. ON Cologne offers access to three rehearsal rooms, a free technic rental, the Mikrostipendium (microgrant), free workshops as well as advice on planning and realizing music projects.


ON – Neue Musik Köln e.V.
Melchiorstr. 3
50670 Köln

Board of directors
Prof. Susanne Blumenthal
Thomas Gläßer
Louwrens Langevoort

Association statutes
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Webpage Programming
Yannick Gregoire

Art Direction
Studio Meike Hardt

UI/UX Design
Lucia Kolesárová

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Browser type and version | Computer name or IP address of the accessing computer | Date and time of the access | Requested file (web page, image, document) | Referring web page | Amount of data sent

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Right to information
Upon your written request, we will gladly inform you about the personal data stored about you.