The Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (EOC), founded by Daniel Kawka in 1992, is an instrumental ensemble with a nucleus of nineteen musicians, which can expand to orchestral dimensions as necessary. The EOC concentrates its activities on the music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and is well regarded as a musical communicator and interpretative body of contemporary music throughout Europe. It has a repertoire of nearly 500 works by 200 composers, and participated in some 170 premieres. One of the key ideas of the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain is to conceive each concert as a special event with original programs, open to every style and creating a genuine contact between audience, performers and creators. The Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain is regularly invited to appear at French and international festivals and venues even as it is solidly rooted in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The ensemble sees itself as part of the cultural development of the region and, together with local luminaries, it initiates innovative artistic projects that involve music of our time.
For more information, visit:www.eoc.fr