Vienna/Berlin: The visionary violinist Daniel Hope will hold the opening keynote at Classical:NEXT 2013 in Vienna. The following three days will feature speakers including Will Hope (UK), director of label relations at Spotify, John Kieser (Canada/US), general manager San Francisco Symphony, Christopher Gruits (US), Carnegie Hall, Marshall Marcus (UK), of the youth orchestra network Sistema Europe, and many more.
Classical:NEXT 2013 will see 43 experts coming from 18 countries - from Canada to China and Australia - gathering to design the future of classical music together with hundreds of delegates at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (the MAK). The overall framework: A positive new outlook on classical music. Which is an attitude the jury took on for their selection, as opera producer and jury member Beth Morrison (US) states:
"We have curated speakers and performances that firmly look forward into our new century through innovation within the canon, new compositional forms, and through initiatives that promote our connectivity to one another and access to music for all."
BONN/GLASGOW – 26.02.2013. The European Music Council (EMC) together with the Scottish Music Centre are organizing the 2013 European Forum on Music which will take place from 18 – 21 April 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Glasgow as the host city has a strong history of regeneration through music and culture, which started in 1991, when the city celebrated the title of European Capital of Culture. What lessons can be learnt from Glasgow, and can these be applied to the broader European context which is currently being challenged by the financial, economic and social crisis that is affecting an increasing number of Europe’s populace.
The aim of this latest edition of the European Forum on Music will be to explore what role music and culture can play in this situation and to discuss latest trends and developments of the music sector in Europe.
Contemporary music is characterized by a quest to meet its audience in new ways. The music frequently incorporates other art forms such as performance, dance or lighting design. It is played not only in traditional concert halls, often the musicians goes in direct dialogue with the audience, and sometimes the concert form is as much a work of art as the scores performed.
NewAud is a project on strengthening such experiments with new concert forms on the international level. The goal of NewAud is to test and demonstrate the future concert forms of contemporary music in a direct cooperation between music ensembles in 17 countries.
Music China, Asia Pacific’s leading music event, ended on a positive note with the recording breaking number of participants reaffirming the fair’s position as the professional choice for reaching the burgeoning Asian market. The show was held from 11 – 14 October at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai China. Filling 86,500 sqm of exhibition space were 1,606 suppliers of musical instruments and related products from 30 countries and regions, including 11 pavilions representing Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
Commenting on the largest ever visitor numbers, Mr Evan Sha, General Manager, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd said: "This year we attracted 60,172 visitors from around the world who can depend on Music China’s offerings of high quality products and unique networking opportunities to further their business objectives. They also had the chance to learn more about the industry through our comprehensive fringe programmes, as well as being entertained by live demonstrations and indoor and outdoor concerts."
The 2012 PAMS, Performing Arts Market in Seoul will be held on October 8 - 12 (from Monday to Friday) at Korea National University of Arts and the National Theater of Korea. This year's PAMS pays close attention to the advancement of creativity and production and the trading and export of Korea's performing arts and it is being hosted by Korea Arts Management Service and supported by Ministry of Culture and Sports as well as Arts Council Korea, and International Visegrad Fund. PAMS will be a place where exchanges of ideas and information as well as close meetings and communication among those in the field of the performing arts will be greatly promoted through showcases, booths of the pertinent organizations and companies, seminars and other events. It will be a valuable venue where people in performing arts field will be able to network and get to know one another better.
Music is part of being human. It is part of our life, is an expression of emotions and a bridge to understanding. Everyone needs it, but everyone also needs a path to it. YEAH! has dedicated itself to these paths.
YEAH! Young EARopean award is the new European competition to highlight creative minds and musical ideas that arouse children and young people’s enthusiasm for music beyond youth popular culture. The competition is looking for imaginative and innovative programmes that really engage children and young people creatively in music whether within the western classical music tradition and/or other music traditions with different cultural roots. By bringing together people from different countries and diverse musical traditions this award aims to develop an understanding of each others’ cultural roots and traditions: music as an expression of identity which is able to cross borders without words.
In this international research conference from 6-9 July, and in the City of Liverpool famed for its popular music, we seek to explore the relationships between tourism, tourists and all forms/genres and sub-genres of music including: popular, classical, folk, dance, rock, jazz and hip-hop, across all cultures and continents. In the context of new and old global mobilities, we are interested in musical pilgrimage, the material and social flows of travellers and musicians, the cultural and economic policies that promote music tourism, festivals and performances for tourists, ethnographies of touristic encounters with music, the place of music in the representation of tourism destinations and, the role of music in the construction of tourist discourses, narratives and memories.
The European Festivals Association (EFA) celebrated its 60th anniversary with a Jubilee Gala from 23-25 May 2012 in Bergen, Norway. Debate was shaped by 180 participants from 46 countries and regions in the world, by delegates from sister festival networks from Africa, Asia and the Arab region, by Alumni of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers, and by politicians of EU, national and local levels.
Topics such as innovation, business and audience participation in digital times are feeding into the Bergen Agenda which is to characterise EFA’s work in the years to come. Furthermore, the Association released its Jubilee publication and first film entitled “60 Years On: Festivals and the World” and admitted five new members. The gathering saw many festive highlights including an artistic closing moment with Carte Blanche.
Looking through the pages of this latest IFPI Digital Music Report, you see a striking paradox: on one hand, there is the innovation and drive of a business that has led the way for creative industries in adapting to the digital age; on the other hand, the extraordinarily difficult environment in which these changes are taking place. This is the ninth report that we at IFPI have produced documenting the evolution of the digital music sector worldwide. It has been a challenging and often painful transition, but as we enter 2012, there are reasons for real optimism. The digital music business has now reached out to encompass the globe. The largest international legitimate digital music services are present today in no fewer than 58 countries – this number has more than doubled in the last twelve months.
With more than 300 delegates registered, new registrations every day, and all expo stands sold out we are looking forward to a great first edition of Classical:NEXT. (30 May - 2 June in Munich, Germany)
The organisers of Classical:NEXT have confirmed that all trade fair stands for the first edition of Classical:NEXT in 2012 are now taken. Almost all the stands were reserved within the first few weeks and only early birds managed to get a stand, as Daniela Teuber, Director of Production, reports: "We are very happy with the high demand for our stands, not just from German companies but from all around the world. As trade fair space is limited this year, we unfortunately had to turn people away. With companies already expressing interest for 2013, we are looking at a bigger trade fair area for next year."