A festival-prelude in addition to master-classes was organized a week before the festival. Meetings with Mikhail Bronner, James Clarke, Violeta Dinescu, Friedrich Gauwerky, Carin Levine, Alfred Melichar, Arne Mellnas, Vache Sharafyan, ensembles Q-O2, Triolog, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, neue musik zurich ensemble and others. The number of world premieres is increasing. For the first time the festival receives an artistic theme - Four Elements. Performances by representatives of authentic music traditions of Armenia, Korea and Mongolia give new dimensions for the development of New Music. A special emphasis is laid on various forms of music theatre. Contemporary dance-performance by Arila Siegert attracts attention.