Listen to This Year’s 50 International Rostrum of Composers Selections Now Until 14 October 2018

From now until 14 October 2018, the International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) has made audio streams available for all the compositions that were featured during this important gathering of radio programmers from around the world. On the IRC’s web page, Listen, Vote, Win, site visitors will have an opportunity not only to listen to each of the 50 works that were submitted from 23 different countries, but also to vote for their favorite pieces and have the chance to win a box of contemporary music offered by the International Music Council in partnership with some of the most important broadcasting companies of the world.
The International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) is organized by the International Music Council with the financial assistance of participating radio networks. It is an international forum of representatives of broadcasting organizations who come together for the purpose of exchanging and broadcasting contemporary art music. Until 2002, its annual sessions were held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, except for the 2000 edition which was held in Amsterdam at the generous invitation of Muziek Groep Nederland and the Gaudeamus Foundation. Since 2003, a rotation system has been put in place with the Rostrum traveling around Europe every second year while the other year, its is hosted by Radio France. Starting from 2010 the Rostrum is travelling around Europe by invitation of National Radio Brodcasters. Currently, over 30 national radio networks participate in the Rostrum presenting 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 are then 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. More information is available on the website of the International Music Council.