New Music Incubator
ECSA’s activities include conferences, networking opportunities, concerts, communication activities, development of professional tools, surveys… 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:
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.
During the first of the two sessions of the New Music Incubator project the participants met and created new music pieces daily all of which were premiered every night. All concerts were internal and without audiences, and all participants had to work with different teams each day. The second session took place in Brussels on 15 February 2016 in the framework of the ECSA winter session. The concert was held at Q-O2 in Molenbeek. 18 European artists from 16 different countries gathered to recreate the process of close collaboration and to present the outcome of the work they produced when they travelled to Mrežnica. The event encompassed an eclectic mix of cross-genre, traditional, trans-disciplinary and musical compositions.
After the well-attended NMI concert in Brussels in February 2017, the next edition envisages two phases again. Phase I will take place in Konstancin (near Warsaw) from 18-23 September 2017. For three days, 20 selected new music practitioners from various EU countries will create music together. On 22 September 2017, the groups will perform a public concert as a fringe event at the Warsaw Autumn festival.
Phase II and thus the next NMI concert will take place in cooperation with the Music Academy Watermael- Boiforts in Brussels at Maison Haute on 19 February 2018 where some of the works will be re-developed and performed. Please find the invitation here.