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Project presentations

The presentation of EMC members’ activities is an important part of the EMCs' Annual Conference where we offer our members the possibility to share their experience, papers and projects with other members.

Moderator: Helena Maffli-Nissinen

The Europa Cantat Festival

The European Choral Association - Europa Cantat is a network whose flagship event is the EUROPA CANTAT Festival organised every three years in another city/ country. We will explain which are the direct and indirect tangible and intangible effects of this festival with 3.000 to 5.000 people on the host city. For example we will show with figures how much the city directly gets back in comparison with what they invest into the event and quote remarks from city officials.
Presented by Sonja Greiner (Europa Cantat)

View the presentation here.

European Day of Early Music - 21st March 2013

The European Day of Early Music, coordinated by REMA (Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne / European Early Music Network) was organised for the very first time on 21 March 2013. On that day, many events, such as concerts, conferences, open rehearsals, promoting Early Music, took place all over Europe. 19 of them were streamed live on the online platform www.u-sophia.com, thus giving online audiences the opportunity to watch live concerts from different countries during the whole day.
Presented by Björn Ross (European Early Music Network)

View the presentation here.

The Singing Cities Iniiative

Within the span of a generation, hundreds of millions of people will have trained their voices and will be singing together. To make this happen, The Aarya Foundation launched Singing Cities with Berlin, Brussels, Namsos/Norway and Newcastle Gateshead – an initiative supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. Singing Cities offer continuous singing activities to all citizens and organise yearly voice festivals. More cities are joining the initiative, from Europe and the other continents.
Presented by Philippe Rixhon (Aarya Foundation)

View presentation here.

SafeMUSE – Safe Music Havens Initiative

The aim of the SafeMUSE project (by the Norwegian Musicians’ Union) is to establish a safe city/safe haven system for persecuted artists who work in the field of music (performers/musicians, composers and tradition bearers), inspired by ICORN, the International Cities of Refuge Network’s scheme of safe cities for authors/writers, but adapted to the field of music, and in close cooperation with Freemuse, the World Forum on Music and Censorship.
Presented by Jan Lothe Eriksen (International Federation of Musicians)

View presentation here.