The listening sessions are the main activity of the International Rostrum of Composers, the heart of the Rostrum+ project. It is an international forum of representatives of broadcasting organizations who come together for the purpose of exchanging and broadcasting contemporary art music.
Currently, over 30 national radio networks participate in the Rostrum presenting some 60 works composed within the five years preceding the Rostrum. After the listening sessions, the assembly of delegates selects and recommends the most important works in two categories: general and “young composers”. These and other works will be presented in concerts and broadcast after the Rostrum by the participating and other interested radio stations.
Moreover, all works presented at the IRC are made available by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to its wide network of members and associate members via satellite.
These dissemination schemes ensure excellent international coverage for the composers.
In the framework of the Rostrum+ activities, a special showcase session, Windows on the World, is presenting works from composers coming from countries where contemporary music has no or very limited radio programming.
During the project life (2015-2018), the IRC will travel to Tallinn, Estonia (2015), Wroclaw, Poland (2016) and Palermo, Italy (2017).
For more information about how to participate, please contact us.
International Rostrum of Composers – 63rd Session
Wroclaw 16-21 May 2016
International Rostrum of Composers – 62nd Session
Tallinn, 12 – 15 May 2015