Programmes

Arab Music Rostrum (AMR)

Arab Music Rostrum (AMR)
The last AMR was held March 25-26 1999 in Sidi Bou Said, at the Centre for Arab and Mediterranean Music. It was organized by the Tunisian Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the IMC, the Arab Academy of Music and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU). In conjunction with the listening sessions, a seminar on the teaching of traditional music instruments took place.

A previous Rostrum had taken place in 1990, Amman, Jordan, in collaboration with the Arab Music Academy, and the assistance of the Jordanian Ministry of Culture, the Noor Al Hussein Foundation and the National Music Conservatory, Amman.

New Talent

International Rostrum for Young Performers

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New Talent was founded in 1969 under the name "International Rostrum for Young Performers" by the Bratislava Music Festival and the International Music Council with a view to promoting the career of talented young performers through broadcasting.

Results of the 2015 edition

New Talent is today organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in cooperation with Radio and Television Slovakia.

EBU-affiliated broadcasting organisations and all IMC members are entitled to propose candidates to this Rostrum. We encourage our members to take advantage of this excellent opportunity.

Explore the New Talent website!

International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music (IREM)

International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music (IREM)

The biennial IREM was initiated in 1984 by the International Confederation for Electroacoustic Music (ICEM) and the International Music Council, who are also responsible for its organisation. The Rostrum's purpose was to make known internationally important works of electroacoustic music by fostering the exchange of works between broadcasting organisations. Due to financial reasons, the organisation of the IREM was suspended in 2008.

Works presented at the IREM were previously selected by participating radio producers and/or national federations of the International Confederation for Electroacoustic Music. After the listening sessions, the assembly of delegates selected and recommended the most important ones among the works listened to in the 2 categories: general and "young composers". These and other works were presented in concerts and broadcast after the Rostrum by the participating and other interested radio stations. Moreover, all works presented at the IRC were made available by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to its wide network of members and associate members via satellite. These dissemination schemes ensured excellent international coverage for the composers.

The IREM benefitted from the financial assistance of UNESCO and of participating radio networks.

The IREM was held every two years in a different country and was usually hosted by its national broadcasting authority working in collaboration with a local organisation in the field of electroacoustic music.

IREM tapes, scores and notes are deposited at the Music Centre The Netherlands in Amsterdam.

The last (11th) edition of IREM took place place in Lisbon, December 17-20 2007, hosted by the Portuguese federation MISO MUSIC.

IREM Results over the last years

IREM 1984-2004

Year Venue Hosting organisation in collaboration with
1984 Bourges (F) International Confederation for Electroacoustic Music  
1988 Stockholm (S) SR (Swedish Radio)  
1990 Oslo (N) NRK (Norwegian Radio)  
1992 Aarhus (DK) DR (Danish Radio) Danish Institute of Electroacoustic Music
1994 Helsinki (FIN) YLE (Finnish Radio)  
1996 Amsterdam (NL) NOS/NPS (Dutch Radio) Gaudeamus Foundation
1998 Vienna (A) ÖRF (Austrian Radio) Internationales Musikzentrum /Austrian Society for Electroacoustic Music
2000 Madrid (E) Radio Nacional España (RNE) Spanish Association for Electroacoustic Music
2002 Copenhagen/Malmö Danmarks Radio/Sveriges Radio  
2004 Rome (I) RAI Federazione CEMAT

 

Funding

GRANT HISTORY

Over the past years, IMC has successfully diversified its sources of project funding and has secured grants from a great number of foundations, corporations, governmental agencies, NGOs, IGO etc. The following list gives somes examples: 

African Marketplace Inc. (Los Angeles, USA)
Cultural Engineering LLC
Ford Foundation (New York, USA; Lagos, Nigeria)
Institute for Cultural Enterprise (New York, USA)
International Institute for Education (New York, USA)
International Music and Media Centre (Vienna, Austria)
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (Paris, France
Prins Claus Fund (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Rockefeller Foundation (New York, USA)
Swedish International Development Agency (Stockholm, Sweden).
UNESCO

Sponsorships for IMC programme activities have furthermore come from Dowling and Associates, the University of Pittsburgh, Net4Music, the City of Aachen and the Royal Conservatory The Hague.

UNESCO funding
As a non-governmental organization (NGO) engaged in formal associate relations with UNESCO, the IMC has access to UNESCO financial support which comes under two possibilities:

  • The Framework Agreement signed with UNESCO allows IMC to benefit from UNESCO funding for specific projects carried out by IMC itself or by its members. The IMC Secretariat is responsible for the selection of these projects. Funds received under the Framework Agreement with UNESCO have been allocated also to members' activities in order to enhance IMC's action for the development and promotion of diverse music.
  • IMC is also entitled to request funding from UNESCO under its Participation Programme (PP), which analyzes, evaluates and facilitates the implementation of national, sub-regional, inter-regional and regional projects directly related to the activities of UNESCO and it serves as a means of strengthening the partnership between UNESCO and international non-governmental organizations.

Contribution to UNESCO programme

Cooperation
IMC works with UNESCO's Culture Sector and is directly involved in many of the Culture Sector's programmes. In addition, IMC and its members participate in a number of UNESCO's projects and initiatives in the fields of culture, education and youth.


Links to some of UNESCO's programmes of the Culture sector, which are of interest to the music community:

Diversity of cultural expressions

Creative Industries

  Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity
 
Status of the Artist

Safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage

Radio Rostra and Competitions

IMC Rostra

In cooperation with broadcasting organizations, the IMC stages international Rostra which are designed to use broadcasting to bring recognition to living composers.

Rostrum = any platform, stage, or the like, for public speaking.
The initiators of the prototype of the IMC Rostra, the International Rostrum of Composers, chose the word "Rostrum" as they aimed at creating a platform that should have the specific purpose of facilitating exchange between broadcasters. Indeed, after the listening sessions, the assembly of delegates selects and recommends the most important works in the various categories. These and other works will be presented in concerts and broadcast after the Rostrum by the participating and other interested radio stations.


IMC International Rostrum for Composers. For contemporary western art music works. In collaboration with hosting radio stations and the European Broadcasting Union.  Read more...

IMC International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music. For contemporary western electroacoustic art music works. In collaboration with the International Confederation for Electroacoustic Music, hosting organisations and the European Broadcasting Union. Read more...

In the past , IMC also staged regional rostra which aimed to promote traditional music and offer performance interchange opportunities for musicians and musics from all regions of the world.
Arab Music Rostrum
Rostrum of Caribbean and Latin American Music (TRIMALCA)
Asian Music Rostrum
African Music Rostrum


Participation in EBU Competitions

IMC members participate in various other competitions in classical music and jazz organised by the European Broadcasting Union and its members.
New Talent Competition for young classical music performers (under age of 30); organised by the European Broadcasting Union and Slovak Radio. Read more...
Concertina Praga, for young musicians under age of 19
Let the People Sing, for amateur choruses

For more information about the above EBU radio competitions, click here

Programme Policy

IMC PROGRAMME POLICY

IMC is mandated to promote all types of music through its programmes. Accordingly, IMC programmes aim to contribute to the development and strengthening of friendly working relations between all the musical cultures of the world on the basis of their absolute equality, mutual respect and appreciation. IMC considers the experience of music and music-making a vital part of everyone's daily life and values the basic right for all people to express themselves and communicate through music. To this end, IMC concerns itself with all aspects of musical life, such as musical creativity, education, performance, broadcasting and promotion, copyright issues, research and documentation, and the status of musicians.

Through its programmes, IMC is committed to support its mission, which is to provide exceptional value to its membership by building knowledge, creating networking opportunities, supporting and enhancing the visibility of initiatives that help sustain people's participation in music and cultural life. IMC works in collaboration with its members and international partners in the planning and implementation of its initiatives and programmes.

In order to advocate for the concerns and activities of its membership and to promote musical diversity in the context of social, cultural and economic development, IMC has initiated a major flagship programmes, the World Forum on Music

IMC Programmes

Through its programmes, IMC promotes musical diversity and supports cultural rights for all. Accordingly, IMC programmes aim to contribute to the development and strengthening of friendly working relations between all the musical cultures of the world on the basis of their absolute equality, mutual respect and appreciation.

IMC considers the experience of music and music-making a vital part of everyone's daily life, and values the basic right for all people to express themselves and communicate through music.

Through its programmes, IMC is committed to support its mission, which is to provide exceptional value to its membership by building knowledge, creating networking opportunities, supporting and enhancing the visibility of initiatives that help sustain people's participation in music and cultural life.

Focus


IMC programmes address all aspects of musical life, among them, musical creativity and education, the livelihood of music makers, technological innovations, preservation of intangible assets, copyright issues, and accessibility.

IRC 2013 Radios

 

2013 International Rostrum of Composers

List of participating radios:

Argentina: Radio Universidad Nacional LM 
Australia: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Austria: Austrian Broadcasting Corporation - ORF
Belgium - RTBF – MUSIQ'3
Bulgaria: Bulgarian National Radio
China/Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong-Kong (RTHK)
Croatia: Croatian Radio, Zagreb
Czech Republic: Czech Radio  
Denmark: Danish Radio -DR
Estonia: Estonian Public Broadcasting - ERR
Finland: Finnish Broadcasting Co. -YLE
France: Radio France 
Germany: Deutschlandradio Kultur; Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg 
Hungary: Hungarian Radio
Iceland: Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV)
Ireland: RTE Lyric fm 
Italy: RAI Radio 3
Latvia: Radio Latvia 3 Klasika
Lithuania: Lithuanian Radio 
Mexico: IMER-Opus 94 
New Zealand: Radio New Zealand Concert
Norway: Norwegian Broadcasting Organisation
Poland: Polish Radio, Program II
Portugal: RTP Antena 2
Russia: Russian State Music Tele-Radio Centre, Radio Orpheus 
Slovenia: Radio Slovenija, Radio Slovenia ARS Programme
Sweden: Swedish Radio Ltd. 
Switzerland: RTS Radio Télévision Suisse 
Taiwan: Fu-Hsin Broadcasting Radio Station

 


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