Transcending boundaries – The first musical right and the internet: Freedom of musical expression, the potential of digital media for musical expression and its repression

The digital shift provides challenges as well as opportunities for the music sector. It offers almost infinite access to resources that can foster artistic creation, as well as increased dissemination of music and information. At the same time it is perceived to create a dichotomy between authors’ rights and privacy rights. This session will explore how the digital environment can contribute to the freedom of musical expression and what is standing in the way.



Tolga Tüzün, is an electro-acoustic music composer. He studied composition at the Istanbul Technical University, Center for Advanced Music Studies and continued his studies with a Ph.D. in Music Composition. Between 2003-2005, he taught harmony and composition at Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. Tolga Tüzün participated in the yearlong composition and computer music course at IRCAM during 2005-2006. He is currently teaching composition and computer music at Istanbul Bilgi University and serving as the head of Music Department.

Peter Tschmuck is professor for Culture Institutions Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with a research focus on music business/industry research, the economics of copyright, the research on cultural institutions and cultural policy evaluation.

Reda Zine (b. 1977) is a moroccan artist. He is, since the early 90's,  one of the founders of L'Boulevard Festival of Casablanca. He lead & produced several musical projects axed on fusion between African heritage and post- modern style between France (Cafe Mira) and Italy ( Hardonik, Voodoo Sound Club. He also lead as a teacher Fawda Trio & African Symphony for Improvisers a workshop focused on conduction improvisation tecnics).  He’s actualy Art director of ItWillBeWonderful a p2p production of Creativ Commons MENA.


Stef Coninx (1960) studied musicology and also practised music as a singer, guitar player and choir conductor. He is the  director of the Flanders Music Centre and  Secretary of IAMIC; he is also member of EMO (European Music Office), and board member of EMC. The Flanders Music Centre is a major partner in the ISCM World Music Days 2012 that will be organised in Belgium.