, the Gotland School of Music Composition
organized a week of composition called ”Young
Composers in the Baltic Region” with a grant from
Stiftelsen Framtidens kultur (the Foundation for
Future Culture), to which the Societies of Composers in Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden sent two young representatives each.
One of the principal ideas behind the week was to
discuss questions concerning composers, and to put the spotlight on new music and its future. Another aim of the week was to meet to discuss plans to establish an ”International Centre for Composers” on Gotland, a meeting-point for composers in the Baltic Region, similar to ”The Baltic Writers’ and Translators’ Centre”, also in Visby.
A working committee was appointed, and in November 1999
Visby International Centre for Composers (Visby Internationella Tonsättarcentrum) was officially established by its associated members:
the Society of Swedish Composers (FST),
the County Administration of Gotland,
the Municipality of Gotland and
Gotland School of Music Composition
With support from the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs, the Foundation Culture of the Future, the Municipality of Gotland and the County
Administration of Gotland, Ramon Anthin opens the office of the Centre for Composers, first envisioned in 1993.
The first constituting Assembly
of Representatives’ meeting held. Adoption of the VICC statutes.
Inauguration of the Centre by Swedish Minister of Culture Ms. Marita Ulvskog during the Swedish EU Presidency’s Conference of “Conditions for Creative Artists in Europe”. Local hosts of the conference were the three international centres for artists in Visby: VICC, the Baltic Art Center
and the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators
First Guest Composer, Kent Olofsson, arrives.
Inauguration of Studio Alpha.
During the World Music Days in Yokohama, VICC becomes part of the ISCM as associate member.
Martin Jonsson Tibblin, Sweden – CIR nr. 100
Mikko Heiniö, Finland – CIR nr. 200
World New Music Days in Visby, Växjö & Gothenburg
Horatiu Iliescu, Romania – CIR nr. 300
VICC becomes full member of ISCM as ISCM Gotland Section
Roberto Toscano, Brazil – CIR nr. 400
More than 8000
Guest nights in Carlqvist Villa
Ramon Anthin, director & founder of VICC retires, new director, Sten Melin
Linda Buckley, Ireland – CIR nr. 500