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ISCM Young Composer Award

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.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS Re ISCM WNMD 2020

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

Jug K. Marković Wins the 2019 ISCM Young Composer Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Seltenreich Wins the 2018 ISCM Young Composer Award

 

 

 

 

Michael SeltenreichIsraeli-born, USA-based composer Michael Seltenreich has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 ISCM Young Composers Award for his 2010 flute-clarinet-violin-'cello-piano-percussion sextet Sparks & Flares which was performed by the Ensemble Tempus Loquendi under the direction of Jiao Yang at the Central Conservatory of Music's Prince Mansion Concert Hall during the 2018 I

 

 

See & Hear the Piece Which Earned James O’Callaghan the 2017 ISCM Young Composer Award

 

 

 

 

James O’Callaghan. Photo by Michael Slobodian

 

 

call for scores ISCM World New Music Days 2017

 

 

 

 

You are invited to submit scores/project for the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days 2017, taking place in Vancouver, Canada from November 2-8, 2017. In the spirit of the ISCM’s embrace of aesthetic diversity, submissions are encouraged in a wide variety of styles, reflecting the plurality of new music today. Submissions to the Festival fall into two categories: 1.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

IT’S DIFFICULT TO BE A WORLD SHOWCASE WITH LIMITED RESOURCES: THE 2015 ISCM WORLD MUSIC DAYS
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.

 

 

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.

 

 

ISCM World Music Days 2015 in Slovenia

 

 

 

 

The next ISCM World Music Days will take place in Slovenia from September 26 to October 2, 2015. All information can be seen on the festival website.

 

 

2014/10/12 - Stefan Prins wins 2014 ISCM Young Composer Award (Supported by Music on Main)

 

 

 

 

On 12 October 2014, at the final concert on of the ISCM World Music Days in Wrocław, Poland, the winner of the 2014 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. The annual ISCM Young Composers Award (YCA) is an important facet in these ongoing activities.

 

 

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