ARS NOVA continues - results of the ARS NOVA meeting in Zagreb

12 August 2005

ARS NOVA continues! The working group on New Music will continue serving as a platform for discussions on new music and the production and commissioning of joint projects. This has been decided in Zagreb during the last ARS NOVA meeting on 22 and 23 April 2005, organized by the European Conference of Promoters of New Music (ECPNM) together with the European Festivals Association (EFA). At the invitation of the Music Biennale Zagreb who celebrated not only its 23rd edition of its bi-annual festival but also hosted the World Music Days 2005 of the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM), the more than 30 participants of the ARS NOVA working group had the unique opportunity to meet, network, gather and discuss with composers, organizers, artists, journalists, editors, cultural managers, colleagues and the lovers and supporters of New Music. About one hundred representatives, organizations and artists linked to New Music from 50 different countries worldwide have been present – an ideal framework to talk about the current situation of New Music, about its history, about its future and about concrete possibilities to collaborate and commission joint projects. Please read the final memo and have a look at some nice pictures.