Ars Nova – EFA/ECPNM workshop on new music

14 December 2005

The next edition of the ARS NOVA workshop on new music will take place from 6-8 October 2006 in Oslo in the framework of the ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festival Have a look at the Conference programme of Friday, 6 October, to be followed by a working session on co-operation projects on Saturday, 7 October. ARS NOVA, an annual initiative jointly set up by EFA and ECPNM, European Conference of Promoters of New Music (Netherlands), is a working group dedicated to new music. Members of EFA and ECPNM (among its 80 members from across Europe are famous festivals of contemporary music as well as small local concert organizers and new music ensembles) and cultural operators in the field of new music will be invited to take part in this working group. It partly serves as a platform for discussion on new music but first of all as a tool to set up co-productions and the commissioning of joint projects. The last, very successful edition of ARS NOVA on 22 and 23 April 2005 in Zagreb in the context of the Zagreb Biennale welcomed approximately 30 representatives from across Europe – festival representatives, cultural operators, the artists - who presented about 10 different co-production projects. The main focus in ARS NOVA meetings lies on the presentation, commissioning and start-up of co-operation projects in the field of new classical music and therewith contributes to the development and fostering of new music and its access: New music is put on the agenda of festivals. It stimulates creativity, the mobility of artists and cultural operators and the dissemination of contemporary arts and culture.