The 3rd edition of the new music convention ARTMUSFAIR designed for composers and professionals from the European contemporary music scene is opened in the Capital of Poland simultaneously with the 53rd Warsaw Autumn Festival and in the year of 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.
"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 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. We are very proud to return to Warsaw and hold this major four day event that is to coincide 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) as well as with Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, where the main activities around ARTMUSFAIR 2010 are hosted. It goes along with an international conference of "Electronics meets 21st Century Music" and in partnership with a music concert series of the RE:NEW MUSIC project as well. The ECF - initiator of ARTMUSFAIR - is representative of composer 30 organisations in 28 European countries.