Cultural Activities

ECSA’s activities include conferences, networking opportunities, concerts, communication activities, development of professional tools, surveys, etc. Cultural activities are proposed by ECSA members themselves in their respective committees and implemented by the ECSA office. You will find below some of our current projects.

The Camille Awards

The Camille Awards are a set of awards given to composers of exceptional pieces of film and audio-visual music by their peer composers. The Camille Awards honour composers of original music for audio-visual artworks in the following categories:

  • Best orchestral score
  • Best electro-acoustic score
  • Best original music for a series

The ceremony will take place October 20th 2018 in the frame of the International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF) in Pula (Croatia). It is organised jointly by the festival’s organisers and the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA). Find out more here

Capacity Triangle

The project aims at building capacities to foster the professional adaption of music creators and empowering creators through knowledge. Whilst the training sessions and webinars focus on composers and songwriters on national level, ECSA’s objective is to address the transnational nature of a music creators’ business activity. Issues such as invoicing a company in another EU Member State, obtaining royalties and working on a transnational basis will be one of the key focuses of the Capacity Triangle.
Find out more here

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Composers Directory

Developed in cooperation with ECSA supportive member LALO, The Composers’ Directory aims at connecting professional composers with schools, music schools, music colleges as well as higher education institutions and to provide a comprehensive database for businesses looking for composers. Find out more here

Creators Conference

The conference allows music creators to share their knowledge and experience on an artistic, EU policy and professional level. It provides a high level European platform where creators, music business representatives and EU policy-makers can exchange views on on-going issues affecting music authors such as freedom of expression, author’s rights, new economic models, international cooperation or fair remuneration. It is traditionally attended by over 300 guests – music creators, representatives of national governments, EU officials and policy-makers, music distributors, music publishers, broadcasters, musicians, collective management societies and right holders from the cultural sector in general, cultural institutes, academics, or NGOs active in the field of culture and human rights. Find out more here

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The European Contemporary Composers Orchestra (ECCO)

ECCO is a project of the ECF committee of ECSA. It aims to establish itself as a pan-European “body of sound” dedicated to the performance, circulation and promotion of contemporary art music. In practice, it is a network of active ensembles, orchestras and young professionals, supporting creative dialogue among composers and performers and offering young professionals the opportunity to develop their skills with ensembles experienced in contemporary performing practices on an international level. By its educational dimension, ECCO serves as a pro-active development and networking arena for professional composers and performers, especially young and emerging ones.

The next ECCO concert will take place in Belgrade on 18 September 2018 at the Kolarac Concert Hall. Find out more here

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The European Film Music Day

The European Film Music Day 2018 successfully took place on Tuesday the 15th of May 2018 in the framework of the Cannes Festival. This year again, experts in the audiovisual sector coming from all over Europe had the opportunity to discuss key issues at stake during this one day event. Amazing guests gathered on three panels to exchange on the creative process of composing film music, on the particularities of scoring music for video-games, and on working with agents and PR agencies. A formidable audience engaged in the discussions as well both during the panels and the coffee break. The panels took place in the afternoon at FNAC Cannes (83, rue d’Antibes) and were followed by a reception at Plage Quinzaine to further discuss topics of interest and to meet other professionals over a refreshing drink by the Mediterranean sea. Find out more here

New Music Incubator (NMI)

New Music Incubator is an international exchange of professional composers and performers that meet for a week of creative collaboration (phase 1). Six months later they meet again for a public performance (phase 2). New Music Incubator encourages collaboration among artists in European countries; it inspires European cultural exchange. Find out more here

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