C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface



The ISCM British Section is run through the Society for the Promotion of New Music (spnm) and continues to pursue the aims of the ISCM within Britain.

The committee continues its work planning a new project which it will launch soon after the time of writing. Entitled Out of this World, the project will aim to bring the best of World Music Days repertoire to Britain by giving our key festival and venue promoters access to materials about pieces which have been performed at the ISCM WMD each year. It is hoped that in providing this material the British Section will be able to encourage performances of works from non-British composers by British performance groups.

The committee has also reviewed the British Section�s Mission and Aims and has revised these in order to better promote the work of the ISCM in Britain. It has also renamed its ISCM Britain.

At the end of 2004, Susanna Eastburn stepped down from the section following 1 years of dedicated and inspiring work as chair and many more as a committee member. The panel is now as follows: Rolf Hind (Performer and Composer) who is the new Chair, Julia Winterson (Publisher and Writer), Philip Tagney (Broadcaster), Deirdre Gribbin (Composer and Senior Fellow at Trinity College of Music), Judith Weir (Composer), Toby Smith (Head of Performance and Programming at Royal Northern College of Music), Ann McKay (Chief Producer, BBC SO) Abigail Pogson (Executive Director, spnm). The section is in the process of recruiting new members.

Spnm continues its activity as a promoter of new music and supporter of emerging composers. Its work falls into four main categories: performance programmes, professional development schemes and opportunities for composers, an education programme and an information service including its membership and monthly magazine. The spnm continues to act as an advisor to the Arts Council England on its programme of international fellowships for composers.

For further information about the ISCM British Section and spnm, visit


Abigail Pogson

January 2005




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