Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association

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The Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA) is the only national association of electroacoustic music in Greece. It is registered as a nonprofit organization (act. 1059.91/2001). Its members are active composers and sound artists who creatively use advances in music technology, producing a variety of musical forms of sonic art in their work. HELMCA became the official Greek federation of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (ICEM) in June 2006,[1] and it is the national member of the IREM (International Rostrum of Elactroacoustic Music, a part of UNESCO). It has more than 70 members, and organizes national and international events.

HELMCA was founded in 2002, as a result of a new interest in electroacoustic music in Greece. This period has been characterized by a number of emerging composers, with national and international activity in festivals and distinction in competitions. Courses in music technology and electroacoustic music are part of the curriculum in higher-education institutes.[2]

Aims[edit]

Among the future aims of HELMCA are:

  • Development of the sonic arts in Greece
  • Promotion of sonic art in Greece, Europe and worldwide
  • Strengthening collaboration and solidarity
  • Protecting ethical and financial interests

Previous aims have been realized by:

  • Hosting cultural and scientific events
  • Educational activities and initiatives
  • Development of infrastructure for encouraging artistic and scientific research
  • Publications
  • Promotion and communication
  • Participation in national and international artistic and scientific festivals, conferences and competitions

Activities[edit]

Many of HELMCA’s activities are part of international partnerships and collaborations:

  • ICEM CD recording with HELMCA participation, France 2008
  • Festival Synthèse, Bourges, France 2008
  • CIME-AMEE concert, Valencia, Spain 2008
  • HELMCA concert at SARC, Belfast 2008
  • RTP - Música Contemporãnea, Portugal 2008
  • ICEM + Elevkonsert på IDKA Kulturkiosken, Sweden 2008
  • Participation at the International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music, Lisbon, Portugal 2007
  • Participation at the 15th Audio Art Festival, Kraków, Poland 2007
  • CEMAT (Centri musicali attrezzati – Federation of Italian Electroacoustic Music Centers) international series of electroacoustic music, Rome, Italy 2006
  • Festival Synthèse, Bourges, France 2006

Electroacoustic Music Days[edit]

Electroacoustic Music Days
GenreElectronic music, electroacoustic music
Location(s)Greece
Years active2002-present
Founded byHellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association

The Electroacoustic Music Days is an annual event which takes place in various cities and institutions throughout Greece. During these event, some of the latest electroacoustic works from Greece and abroad are showcased:

  • Rethymno, Crete, Greece 2010
  • Liksouri, Keffalonia, Greece 2009
  • Rethymno 2008
  • Liksouri 2007
  • Rethymno 2005
  • Corfu, Greece 2004
  • Corfu 2003
  • Corfu 2002

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ICEM International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music
  2. ^ HELMCA - last accessed on 31 October 2008.

External links[edit]

  • HELMCA – Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association]