PRESS RELEASE – ECCO concert in Vienna

7 composers from 7 different countries: special performance by ECCO featuring the Wiener Concert-Verein ensemble

Following a Europe-wide call disseminated among 27 European countries, 7 outstanding composers made it to be performed on 12 October by the Wiener Concert Verein. The concert was conducted by two student conductors of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna- Svetlomir Zlatkov and Lorenz Müller. ECCO’s Artistic Committee consisting of Jana Andreevska (Macedonia), Dušan Bavdek (Slovenia) and Martin Lichtfuss (Austria) selected the works along highest artistic standards:

  • ’Sinfonietta – The Night of Fireworks’– Aleksandra Chmielewska (Poland)
  • ’Respectus’– Rene Eespere (Estonia)
  • ’Brittle Fluid’– Tyler Futrell (Norway)
  • ’Plainsongs for Strings’– Jennifer Fowler (UK)
  • ’Fenster’ –Gerald Resch (Austria)
  • ’Lacrimae’– Krešimir Seletković (Croatia)
  • ’Per Archi’– Lojze Lebič (Slovenia)

“This particular ECCO project, realized with an enormous input by the ÖKB and the mdw- University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, once again stresses the necessary key elements of our joint power as music creators on all levels: collaboration, openmindedness, respect both for music history and innovation, both youth and experience. All this was done in the name of praising diversity which is, and hopefully will remain so crucial for the vitality of European culture.”          (Jana Andreevska, Chair of the ECCO Artistic Committee)

ECCO is a project ECSA’s Creative Europe Programme. 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.

ECCO is among the projects currently supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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