ARTMUSFAIR 2010 focuses on how to meet challenges of 21 century music

5 August 2010

From 22-25 September 2010 in Warsaw, the 3rd edition of ARTMUSFAIR takes place. ARTMUSFAIR is the new music convention platform designed for composers and professionals from the European contemporary music scene. It is opened in the Capital of Poland in the frame of the 53rd Warsaw Autumn Festival and the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Frederic Chopin. ARTMUSFAIR is devoted to strengthening the position of European contemporary classical music, its creators and makers, and aims to encourage music stakeholders to integrate more contemporary music repertoire into the framework of classical music programming in Europe. ARTMUSFAIR 2010 contains & features … • Conferences • trade show stands • live music stages • project stages • concert series • music clubs • open rehearsals • music installations • composers’ panels • publishers’ panels • expertise & knowledge • networking & discussion • presentations • and much more “Meet the Challenges of 21st Century Music” – under this challenging title, ARTMUSFAIR 2010 is open to representatives from the entire contemporary classical music scene and aims to attract some 500 composers, music publishers, record labels, musicians, promoters, managers and agents from across the whole of Europe. Key objectives will be the building of new and closer partnerships, the exchange of new music ideas, and the sharing of the latest best-practice examples of innovation in the contemporary music world. The previous two editions have been held very successfully in the City of Glasgow in 2009, following on from the pilot event that took place in Helsinki in October 2008 as part of the Nordic Music Days Festival. With coming to Warsaw, ARTMUSFAIR comes back to the origin where the concept of this event was developed in the course of the first General Assembly of the European Composers Forum in 2007. The major four day event that coincides with celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Polish composer Frederic Chopin and the renown festival for contemporary music – the Warsaw Autumn. ARTMUSFAIR 2010 is being presented by the European Composers’ Forum (ECF) in partnership with the Polish Composers Union (ZKP) and the Polish Music Information Centre (POLMIC). The main activities around ARTMUSFAIR 2010 are hosted at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University. It goes along and in partnership with a music concert series of the RE:NEW MUSIC project as well as with an international conference of “Electronics meets 21st Century Music”. The ECF - initiator of ARTMUSFAIR – is representative of composer 30 organisations in 28 European countries. Find out more at: