International Public Organization "Association New Music"
Southern Ukrainian Public non-profitable organization "Svitlo"
Author and manager of the project:
International Renaissance Foundation (Cultural Link program | Cultural coordinator: Kateryna Botanova)
OSI - Armenia Assistance Foundation
Soros Foundation - Kazakhstan
Soros Foundation - Kyrghyzstan
Soros Foundation - Moldova
Fundacja Stefana Batorego - Poland
Open Society Institute - Russia (Moscow)
Odessa Branch of the Ukrainian Composers' Union
The festival-forum presents a number of various actions (performances, audio-actions, meetings, round-tables, etc.) aimed at the valuating the experience of cultural interaction in music of post-communist and particularly former-Soviet East-European and Eurasian countries as a phenomenon proceeding from the past to the future of this cultural continent.
The main goal of the festival-forum is to reset and to develop creative contacts and interaction between composers and musicologists from participating countries as well as between professional musicians and larger circles of public.
The festival-forum is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Yury Fortunatov. In spite of that his activity was not recognized by official authorities of the USSR he was well known as the informal artistic leader and teacher of a generation of composers, musicologists and performers from countries of former Soviet Union. His original conception of music creation is still popular. Since Fortunatov's personality was too broad for standard definition, the forum ideated as the homage to his memory and his heritage would be rather unordinary as to the choice and character of the planned actions.
The project' reviews some important aspects of the contemporary musical situation as well as determines priorities and methods of cultural policy for further development of musical art.
The project enriches the cultural exchange between participating countries and provides new ideas to music making and thinking.