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MUSIC-ACOUSTICABEIJING has become one of the most important music festivals, throughout.China as well as the world. It annually presents a series of electroacoustic/computer music concerts by prestigious musicians within different schools and styles from all over the world. Its traditional activities also include lectures, master classes, academic writing presentation and award, new installation art and new devices exhibition, as well as the influential National Composition Competition. 



MUSICACOUSTICA-BEIJING was established in 1994. Under the management of Prof. Zhang Xiaofu, the festival has developed, prospered and extended its programme over the last thirteen years. Musicians from all over the world are meeting at the end of each October in Beijing. The festival will be enchanted with numerous concerts and activities. As the sponsor and venue of MUSICACOUSTICA-BEIJING, the Central Conservatory of Music(CCOM) supports the festival greatly. Center for Electronic Music of China(CEMC) of CCOM and Electronic Music Association of China(EMAC) are responsible for the management and organization of the festival. Through the cooperative efforts of international academic organizations such as ICEM, ICMA and financial supports from different enterprises, MUSICACOUSTICA-BEIJING is becoming a real feast of music. Its level, standard and grand gathering make it the exclusive one in Asia. 



In the last 13 years, the festival cooperated with leading academic organizations such as INA,GRM, IMEB, GRAME, EMS and Dartmouth College.Among more than a hundred guest composers and scholars, include John Chowning, Curtis Roads Jon Appleton, Paul Lansky, Daniel Teruggi, Charles Dodge, Christian Clozier, Barry Schrader, Nell Rolnick, Marc Battier, Leigh Landy, etc. Hundreds of masterpieces by composers include Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry, Luc Ferrari, Francois Bayle, Curtis Roads were premiered here in China, and more new compositions were given world premiere in the festival. As a project of the festival, the National Composition Competition attracts and benefited young composers from all over China. 



MUSICACOUSTICA-BEIJING holds different themes each year. For instance, the theme of 2005 festival is “MIX”, in 2006, is " LANGUAGE ", and in 2007 is " SOUND . OLYMPICS ". The theme for MUSICACOUSTICA 2008 is " ASIA", in 2009, is " INTERACTIVE ", and in 2010 is “DIVERSITY”. The theme for MUSICACOUSTICA 2011 is "VIRTUAL WORLD". 


The theme is "CROSS BOUNDARY" this year. It embodies the current of computer and electronic music. The festival will host many well-known composers and performers, and will present a number of master classes and concerts. In addition, the festival will hold the Sixth MUSICACOUSTICA-BEIJING Electroacoustic Composition Competition.We wish MUSICACOUSTICA-Beijing all the best in its prosperities and reputation!





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