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IMC President at WOMEX 2008

newslogo.jpgIMC President Richard Letts had a busy schedule during his visit to the 2008 WOMEX in Seville, October 29 - 31. During a panel organised by IMC member mica (music information center austria), he discussed together with EMC Acting Secretary General Simone Dudt and mica Project Leader Helge Hinteregger the topic "music creators in the age of digital visibility".

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Music on Troubled Soils

emc.jpgThe three day conference taking place in the Jerusalem Music Centre provided a diverse overview on different music projects taking place on troubled soil. Projects from the Balkan area, Cyprus, Palestine, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Mediterranean were presented. In the projects music served as interlocutor between peoples providing a means for dialogue as well as music served as a means to development aid to improve the social situation and functioning as a mind-opener. The conference was framed by inspiring concerts of the Mozaic choir (a cooperation between an Arab and Jewish choir) as well as by the Derech as-Salam Ensemble (with musicians from Israel and Palestine) playing songs in Arab and Hebrew.

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IMC at Fair Music Award 2008

schett_schurich_fischer_wenger_rantasa_jovanovic_riegler_c_wolfgang_simlinger_s.jpgIMC Executive Officer Silja Fischer co-presented the Fair Music Award 2008 during a ceremony held at the Esterhazy castle in Eisenstadt, Austria, on September 3.

fair music is an initiative launched by music austria and stands for more fairness in the music business. The fair music Award 2008 went to the Austrian new music label col legno, repesented at the ceremony by executive director Stefanie Schurich and artistic director Andreas Schett.  Fair Music Certificates were presented to Klangforum Wien, JazzWerkStatt Wien and the London-based lable Honest Jon’s Records, who had been selected among the over 100 nominees.

For the Press release (in German), click here.

IRC 2008 Laureates honoured

irc2008_laureates2.jpgRadio France honoured the two composers whose works had been selected at this year's International Rostrum of Composers at a ceremony held on July 24 in presence of IMC Executive Officer Silja Fischer. Misato Mochizuki's L'heure bleue and Florent Motsch's Mémoire du vent had been selected in the "general" and "young composers" categories respectively. Both works had been produced by Radio France and presented at the 2008 IRC by the head of the Bureau of musical creation, René Bosc.

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Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity

newslogo.jpgThe First Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions was held in Paris from June 24 to 27, 2008. UNESCO has released a document presenting the decisions made during the meeting. It is available in English and French.

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Exchange session between civil society and States Parties to UNESCO Convention

newslogo.jpgOn June 23, 2008, discussions were held between civil society and States Parties to the UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The event preceded the first extraordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) on the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity, which began the next day (June 24) and continued until June 27.

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International Rostrum of Composers 2008

irc.jpgIMC announces the results of the 2008 International Rostrum of Composers held in Dublin, June 9-13, organised in cooperation with RTE lyric fm.

Paris, June 18, 2008. The 55th International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) took place at RTE studios in Dublin, June 9 - 13 2008, organised by the International Music Council and hosted by RTE lyric fm.
The 2008 Rostrum gathered representatives from 29 national radio networks from four continents, which presented 51 works composed within the five years preceding the Rostrum. CBC Executive Producer David Jaeger (Canada) chaired the sessions. After the listening sessions, the assembly of delegates selected and recommended the most important works in two categories: general and "young composers". These and other works will be presented in concerts and broadcast after the Rostrum by the participating and other interested radio stations.

Press release - Communiqué de presse

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Changes: Chances and Challenges. Music and the Future

Paris/Bonn/Barcelona, April 5, 2007.
The European Music Council, regional branch of the International Music Council, will hold its annual meeting and conference "Changes: Chances and Challenges. Music and the Future", in Barcelona, Spain, 19 to 21 April. For more information: www.emc-imc.org

IMC 2007 International Rostrum of Composers

newslogo.jpgParis, June 11, 2007.
IMC announces the results of the 2007 International Rostrum of Composers

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