Since its establishment in 1980, the Stuttgart ECLAT Festival has become one of the most prestigious platforms for New Music in Germany and certainly one of the those most open to experimentation.

ECLAT’s aim is to present innovative trends in music today and to show their connection with the important compositions of the 20th and 21st century. For this reason ECLAT is also an important forum for the promotion and presentation of young composers. Every year there are premieres and first performances in Germany of works by renowned musicians from all over the world

The ECLAT’s unique artistic range reaches from new forms of musical theatre through unusual chamber music projects to large-scale orchestral concerts. Through the inclusion of film, literature and new media, ECLAT is always in touch with other artistic fields.