Conference Programme


European Forum on Music
Musical Diversity: Looking Back... Looking Forward
EMC Conference 2010, Vienna, Austria

Organised in cooperation with the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Austrian Music Council.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

16:30   Meeting of young participants together with the EMC Working Group
            Youth and students from the University of Music and Performing Arts
18:00   Opening of the registration. Photo exhibition '15 Years of Austrian
            Music: 1994 - 2009' (MICA)
19:30   Opening of the conference (Welcome, interactive introduction,
            musical performances from duo 'VerAnda' and the 'Aufstrich' quintet)

Friday, 16 April 2010

08:30    Registration
09:15    Welcome
09:30    Keynote 1: Simron Jit Singh (Institute for Social Ecology)
             "Negotiating Diversity: Interactions between Nature and
10:15    Keynote 2: Eva Nowotny (President of the Austrian UNESCO
11:00    Coffee break
11:30    Discussion panel:
             "Musical Diversity in Urban Areas: what role for the cities?"
             with representatives from European Capitals of Culture, including
             Katrien Laporte (Ghent), and Keynote by Ursula Hemetek, ICTM
             and University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.
13:00    Lunch break
14:30    Interactive sessions: 'Where are we now and where do we want to
             1. Musical Diversity and Education
             Chair: Franz Niermann (EAS) 
             Input: Michael Wimmer (educult), Rineke Smilde (life long learning)
             2. Musical Diversity in the Digital Environment
             Chair: Stef Coninx (IAMIC)
             Input: Patrick Rackow (ECSA) on 'intellectual property' and
             Graham Dixon (EBU) on 'public broadcasting'
17:00    Guided Vienna City Tour
19:00    Dinner hosted by the City of Vienna
21:00    Musical Diversity in Vienna: Composers' Lounge at Porgy & Bess
             jazz club

Saturday, 17 April 2010

09:15     Austrian Report on Musical Diversity: Harald Huber/Lisa Leitich
10:00     Interactive Sessions: reports, summary of the outcomes of
              the sessions on Friday, and discussion (Music Education: Franz 
              Niermann, Digital Environment: Stef Coninx)
11:00     Coffee break
11:30     Panel: The EU 2020 Strategy - what role for culture and music?
              With representatives of the European cultural policy
13:00     Lunch break
14:30     Project presentations from organisations of the EMC
              EMC Annual Meeting I
              Presentation of Candidates and Election of the Board
16:30     Coffee break
17:00     Announcement of the election results, summary and
              closing of the conference
Music - Arnoldo Moreno Latin Jazz
19:30     Concert at Wiener Musikverein (Vienna Symphony Orchestra)

Sunday, 18 April 2010

09:30     EMC Annual Meeting II (for members only)
12:30     Snack Lunch
              Individual City tours


The Conference will take place at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Wien, Austria.

You can download the conference programme here.