Jo Sporck (1953) has conquered a unique position in present day music with a highly recognisable personal idiom. His intense lyrical approach captivates the listener. He keeps his distance from the trend of 'innovation for innovation's sake': 'Renewal happens because of inner necessity, not because of trends.' He successfully participated in the international Gaudeamus Festival. Invitations abroad followed: to musical festivals in Montevideo, New York (Charles Ives Festival), Seattle (Music of the Mystics), Antwerp (Festival of Flanders), Moscow (Moscow Autumn) Klagenfurt (Wörther See Festival) and St Petersburg. Spatial effects are of growing importance in Jo Sporck's music, for example in 'Space' for strings, voices and hobo and Subito Sera for 16 voices.