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New Music World Meets in Stuttgart

The new music world is currently meeting in Stuttgart for the International Society for Contemporary Music's 'World New Music Festival 2006'. The festival, which runs from 14th to 29th July, is held annualy in one of the society's 50 member states. This years festival takes 'grenzenlos' (without borders) as its theme which reflects the aim to question cultural borders in music. The organiser's describe the theme as referring to a 'thinking which provokes by aesthetical, technical or cultural commitment to develop a cultural explosive force.'

Alongside established composers 30 works were chosen from 581 open submissions by a panel including Wolfgang Rihm, George Benjamin, Unsuk Chin, Pascal Dusapin, Julio Estrada, Hans-Peter Jahn and Vladimir Tarnopolski.

Deatails of all 87 events in Stuttgart can be found at the festival's website.

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