International Festival and Academy for New Composition and Audio-Art

13th – 17th December 2014

avantgarde tirol - new music on a high level


Walter Meixner

Walter Meixner
The „avantgarde tirol”

The art society „avantgarde tirol”, which founded the „International Academy for New Composition and Audio-Art”, has devoted itself passionately to the patronage of New Music, Audio-Art, and New Art. Together with the festival concerts, the „composer's workshop” and the „audio-art-workshop” with its masters and apprentices from many different countries provide a constantly rich source of provocative thought to New Music

In their successful efforts to make an important contribution to the circulation and acceptance of New Music and Art, these stimuli from Schwaz have created a workable and pulsating connection of great creativity and motivation between Austria and Poland. This was only possible through consistent and purposeful work. Thanks to the society's international contacts and thus to the „European Conference for Organisers of New Composition”, whose participants held their general meeting as well as a symposium in Schwaz during the „avantgarde schwaz 98” - the access to a continental network of New Music opened from there.

To stick to the picture and language of global data communication: this - judged on an international level - relatively small festival, has the power to become both a highly-frequented log-in point and a provider for artists and arts of a new kind. In my opinion the best conditions are already there. Good luck!

Walter Meixner

1998 Head of the Music Section of the
Department for Arts and Culture of the
Tyrolean Regional Government

June 1998
© Walter Meixner
published in the Programme of the 6th Academy 1998

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