The 25 nominations for the seventh edition of “The New Austrian Sound of Music” (NASOM 2020/2021) have now been made public. NASOM is a funding program for Austrian artists supported by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA).
SELECTED ARTISTS FOR NASOM 2020/2021
A panel of experts worked together with mica – music austria and Austrian music universities to identify the five best acts in the genres of classical music, jazz, pop/electronic, contemporary music and world music. With the focus on contemporary music and a colourful mixture of ensembles, the present and culturally diverse side of the Austrian musical scene is highlighted.
Over the next two years these acts will receive support by the Austrian Cultural Forums, Embassies and Consulates General. This includes the organisation of concerts and recommendations to foreign organisers. The support provides a significant jump-start to young musicians on their way to international performances.
NASOM was initiated in 2002 by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and the Exterior and has developed over 17 years into a very successful brand for Austrian music. The success is documented by more than 430 concerts by NASOM artists in over 65 countries in 2018.
For NASOM 2020/2021, the following ensembles were chosen: