IMC News

Access! successfully staged


The Working Group Youth of the European Music Council held a highly successful European Forum on Music entitled Access! in Turin, Italy from 15th-17th October 2010. The more than sixty participants from all corners of Europe, mostly in their twenties, agreed that this was an invaluable opportunity to network and learn from one another.


Documentary released to celebrate IMC Member of Honour Prof. Tran Van Khe

khe.jpgPhuong Nam Film will issue a documentary entitled “Tran Van Khe – Inspirer” on July 24 to celebrate Professor Tran Van Khe’s 90th birthday.

On this occasion, the famous professor’s memoirs will also be re-published.

The documentary is directed by Pham Hoang Nam, with script written by Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc. It is the portrait of Prof. Khe, a talented music researcher, performer and presenter.


Contemporary music on the radio to be highlighted in Lisbon

Paris, May 27, 2010 -
 From May 31 to June 4, the International Music Council organises, in cooperation with Portuguese Radio, the 57th International Rostrum of Composers. The event will be hosted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

The 2010 Rostrum will gather representatives from 34 national radio networks from four continents, which present some 70 works composed within the five years preceding the Rostrum. Finnish Radio Executive Producer Heikki Valsta will chair the sessions. After the listening sessions, the assembly of delegates will select and recommend 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. The results will be announced on June 4 at 15:00 at a press conference to held at the Gulbenkian Foundation.


Sustainable futures for music cultures project publishes first newsletter

'Sustainable futures for music cultures: Towards an ecology of musical diversity’ is a five year international research collaboration investigating ecosystems of nine music cultures, with the purpose of gaining understanding that will empower communities to forge musical futures on their own terms. The project, which is coordinated by the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane and where the International Music Council participates as industry partner, has recently its first newsletter published.


European Forum on Music

efm_recto.jpgThe first European Forum on Music took place from 15 – 18 April 2010 in Vienna's University of Music and Performing Arts. It was a huge success and the participants, coming from across the world, took many ideas and conclusions from the varied and interesting discussions that took place. You can see the results of the conference as well as photographs and presentation downloads here.


UNESCO launches Anti-Piracy Observatory to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

UNESCO is celebrating World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April by highlighting the need to preserve creativity from piracy. The Day also marks the launch of celebrations in Ljubljana (Slovenia), World Book Capital for 2010.


The world's music community met in Tunisia

Paris, November 2, 2009. At the closing of the 3rd World Forum on Music (Tunis, October 17-22 2009), the 150 participants from 59 nations were unanimous: This third edition had offered an outstanding knowledge-building and knowledge-sharing platform while contributing to setting the stage for the free celebration of music in the world!


International Music Council looks with positive spirit towards its future


Paris, November 3, 2009. The 33rd General Assembly of the International Music Council, held in Tunis, October 21-22, 2009, adopted a series of key decisions that will pave the way to building greater capacity of the organization and its members to work towards its vision to be the world's leading professional organization dedicated to the development and promotion of diverse music.


IMC reveals key elements of 3rd World Forum on Music

newslogo.jpg  Paris, September 2, 2009. The International Music Council (IMC) is pleased to reveal key elements of the programme of the 3rd IMC World Forum on Music to take place in Tunis, October 17-22, 2009, under the title "Access to musical diversity". The Forum is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Preservation of the Tunisian Republic.


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