IMC announces the results of the 2010 International Rostrum of Composers

logo irc Good Paris, June 7, 2010. The 57th International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) took place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, May 31 - June 4 2010, organised by the International Music Council and Portuguese Radio (RTP, Antena 2).
The 2010 Rostrum gathered representatives from 31 national radio networks from four continents, which presented 67works composed within the five years preceding the Rostrum. Finnish Radio Executive Producer Heikki Valsta 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.

One of the most important projects in promoting contemporary creation in music via radio broadcasting for over 50 years, the Rostrum has been fulfilling an additional mission since the launch of a new formula in 2003: to become a forum for professional exchange among radio music producers. Still, its central purpose, supported closely by the European Broadcasting Union, is to provide contemporary musical creations the largest possible number of broadcasts worldwide. For instance, the works presented at the 2009 Rostrum received almost 500 broadcasts by the participating radio networks as well as by other broadcasting organizations; the 2009 selected works in the two categories were broadcast by as many as 28 radios.
Pursuing its aim to respond to delegates’ professional interests and needs, the Rostrum’s listening sessions were this year again complemented by a workshop on the role and use of Internet in the radio environment, which was a highly appreciated opportunity for knowledge sharing and capacity building.

Press release

To view the list of participating radio stations, click here

Go to the IRC 2010 blog

For further information about the International Rostrum of Composers - click here

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