close collaboration with leading ensembles worldwide, The EECMS
has become one of the first promoters of contemporary music
in Egypt. Hence, the European-Egyptian Contemporary
Music Society e.V. was established in 2010 as a non-profit
organization based in Germany. In April/May 2011, despite the
unstable situation in Cairo, the EECMS has managed to realize
a highly successful edition of the Cairo Contemporary Music
Days which then became an annual event. The EECMS is currently
represented in the British Council International Contemporary
Music Delegation, KAMS Korea, ISPA New York and Full associate
member of the International Society fo Contemporary Music ISCM.
Contemporary Music Days is an annual contemporary music
festival chaired by the EECMS in collaboration with the American
University of Cairo, and as this one of the most important and
influent show cases for both Egyptian and international contemporary
music in Egypt. It has been founded in 2011.
by the EECMS in 2010, the Egyptian Contemporary Music
Ensemble (ECME) presents a series of new music concerts
as Guest Artists of the Department of the Arts at the American
University in Cairo. This gathering of some of the finest Egyptian
musicians from several generations plays an important role in
fostering contemporary composition and performance in Egypt
today. The ECME has over a very short period of time become
an eminent cultural ambassador for Egypt.