24th February 2015
SOLD OUT - If you want to be put on a waiting list, please contact our Project Manager, Ms Clothilde Fery on clothilde.fery@composerallianc
ECCO aims to establish itself as a pan-European “body of sound” dedicated to performance, circulation and promotion of contemporary art music as well as gaining new audience. In practice, it is a network of active ensembles, orchestras and young professionals, supporting creative dialogue among composers and performers and offering young professionals the opportunity to develop their skills with ensembles experienced in contemporary performing practices on an international level. By its educational dimension ECCO serves as a pro-active development and networking arena for professional composers and performers, especially young and emerging ones. It also aspires to combine music with different forms of artistic expressions and techniques, e.g. electronics, multimedia or crossover art performance.
We are pleased to announce that the Sturm und Klang Ensemble from Brussels was selected to serve as a core of ECCO for this year’s edition of the Creators Conference. The passionate ensemble’s name, Sturm und Klang, is a contemporary response to the Sturm & Drang ideal. The ensemble shares an appetite and a strong commitment to projects that claim dynamism, sensitivity and creativity and highly values energy, fire and enthusiasm. It will be conducted by its artistic director, Thomas van Haeperen.
This year, ECCO will include four international young professionals, who will be given the opportunity to work directly with the experienced members of Sturm und Klang as well as the participating composers whose pieces were selected for the program! Two of them will be chosen among the young professionals who work in Belgium and another two from different countries in Europe.