to provide the public with the opportunity to experience and learn about contemporary music
to commission and/or perform new works from composers of varied nationalities
to allow school pupils, students and members of the general public to compose and perform new music
Every year, the Festival endeavours to present the latest trends and developments in contemporary composition, with a particular emphasis on chamber music, mixed-media events, electroacoustic music and experimental music. New or recent works from artists of international standing are performed, where possible, in the presence of the composer.