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General Assembly

ISCM Extraordinary General Assembly to be Scheduled Online Via Zoom on 27 June 2020 from 14:00 – 16:00 PM CEST





Due to the pandemic of COVID-19 and all related restrictions, our planned 2020 General Assembly in New Zealand had to be cancelled. The Executive Committee has been working hard to create an opportunity for us to meet virtually.



ISCM World New Music Days 2020 Postponed





ANNOUNCEMENT - 16 March 2020

With much sadness, I must announce that the double festival of ISCM World New Music Days and Asian Composers League Festival cannot take place in 2020. We were very much looking forward to presenting this ambitious double festival for the first time in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This difficult decision has been necessitated by recent global developments, as governments attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, in particular the border closures and other restrictions that many countries have been putting in place over the past few days.








Due to travel restrictions and other measures that are evolving very quickly on a global scale, we are aware that most international visitors to New Zealand will be unable to travel to the ISCM2020 World New Music Days / Asian Composers League 2020 Festival. We are working through the implications with the Executive Committees of the ISCM and the ACL in order to announce a clear decision. As Festival Director, I will be making a formal statement on this website and by email on Monday afternoon (NZ time).

Kia kaha.

Glenda Keam (Festival Director and ISCM President)



Newly Elected ISCM ExCom - Glenda Keam is New President





Irina Hasnas, Ol'ga Smetanová, Frank J Oteri, Glenda Keam, Tomoko Fukui, George Kentros - not pictured Walter De Schepper, Wolfgang Renzl



Tomoko Fukui and George Kentros Elected to the ISCM Executive Committee






The current Executive Committee of the ISCM, pictured left to right: Frank J. Oteri, Peter Swinnen, Glenda Keam, Walter De Schepper, Tomoko Fukui, George Kentros, and Ol'ga Smetanová 



Julia Gomelskaya (1964-2016)





Julia Gomelskaya (1964-2016)

Julia GomelskayaWe were very sad to learn the tragic news that composer Julia Gomelskaya was killed in a car accident on December 4. Many members of the ISCM community know Ms. Gomelskaya as the delegate from the Odessa-based Association New Music which is the official Ukranian Section of ISCM. Ms. Gomelskaya was a fixture at the ISCM General Assembly for many years.



New Secretary General and Treasurer of our Society starting from 2016





After intense consultations and speaking with several interested persons, the Executive Committee has appointed Olga Smetanov as Secretary General and Walter De Schepper as Treasurer. 



THE 2015 ISCM WORLD MUSIC DAYS - Report by Frank J. Oteri





By Frank J. Oteri on October 23, 2015

A view of Ljubljana from one of its highest points, Ljubljana Castle.

Before trekking to Ljubljana, Slovenia for the 2015 World Music Days (WMD), the signature annual music festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), I had attended three previous editions of this one-of-a-kind event. There is no other music festival on the planet that attempts to bring together a selection of recently composed music that has been vetted by new music organizations from countries on six continents.



Selection of Works ISCM World Music Days 2016, Tongyeong, South Korea





The ISCM and our Associate Member, the Tongyeong Intl. Music Foundation are pleased to announce the work selection for the ISCM World Music Days 2016!
The list can be seen here, and more information is available on the website of the ISCM 2016 World Music Days Festival.



Nuno Costa wins the ISCM Young Composer Award 2015





On 2 October 2015, at the final concert on of the ISCM World Music Days in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the winner of the 2015 ISCM Young Composer Award (supported by Music on Main) was announced. It is the aim of the ISCM to promote exposure, research, and performance of contemporary music on an international scale, and to showcase diversity in musical creation, without prejudice to differences in musical expressions, styles, genres or media; nor regarding race, religion or politics.




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