The ISCM World New Music Days 2013 has taken place in Kosice, Bratislava (Slovakia) and Vienna (Austria) from November 4 to 14. The ISCM General Assembly 2013 was held during the ISCM World New Music Days in Slovakia and Austria in November. The schedule for delegates can be found here. The meeting Booklet can be viewed online and is also available for download there.
Brief history of ISCM World New Music Days in a short video! The festival took place in Slovakia for the first time in 90 years, and it returned to Vienna after 50. The works selected from the ISCM-entries can be found
here. Please check the festival website for all other information on the ISCM World New Music Days 2013.
ISCM Young Composer Award 2013
Yasunoshin Morita wins ISCM Young Composer Award 2013. The Japanese composer Yasunoshin Morita has won the ISCM Young Composer Award 2013 for The History of Songs & Words. The work for choir was performed as part of the 2013 ISCM World Music Days on November 13 in the Mittlerer Saal of the Urania Observatory in Vienna by Camerata Silesia Katowice conducted by Anna Szostak. The jury, consisting of Stephen Lias, Alper Maral and David Pay, appreciated the witty and colorful writing, in which fragmented gestures of kinetic energy coalesced into forceful rhythmic patterns. Extended techniques and layered textures created an inherent velocity, and the power of the piece was reflected in the audience's enthusiastic response. For the first time, Music on Main from Vancouver, Canada, has teamed up with ISCM to present a commissioning award to a young composer.
ISCM-IAMIC Young Composer Award
ISCM-IAMIC Young Composer Award 2012! The American composer Eric Nathan has won the ISCM-IAMIC Young Composer Award 2012 for Walls of Light. The work for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, violoncello and percussion was performed as part of the 2012 ISCM World Music Days in Belgium.For a number of years now, the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) has teamed up with ISCM to present a commissioning award to a young composer. Read more....
ISCM World Music Days 2012
The ISCM World Music Days 2012, took place from October 25 to November 4, and was a travelling festival, spread over ten days, visiting six cities: Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven and Mons.
Report on the ISCM World Music Days 2012 in Belgium by John McLachlan;
I attended the World Music Days 2012 between the dates 26th and 31st October inclusive. This means that it is just an account of one person's visit, and leaves out 5 days from before and after. My comments will surely therefore fail to cover some wonderful work or other, and I hope other reports catch those. This report takes the form of a chronicle alternating 'subjective' and 'objective' memories......Read more
World New Music Magazine #22
World New Music Magazine is published in connection to ISCM's annual festival World New Music Days, hosted by one of ISCM's national sections.
The supplement offers an introduction to atists and organisations that are representative of the contemporary Belgium music scene.
WNMM is an annually published magazine on contemporary music published by the International Society for Contemporary Music [ISCM]. World New Music Magazine is published in connection to ISCM's annual festival World New Music Days, hosted by one of ISCM's national sections.
ISCM - VICC
Composers in Residence Program
The ISCM and the VICC - Visby International Centre for Composers (in Visby, Gotland, Sweden) have agreed on an annual co-operation program: the ISCM-VICC Composer in Residence Program. In this program 6 composers per year are offered free accommodation and unrestricted use of an appropriate composing studio at the Centre for a period of 4 weeks. The program is open to composers with a link to the ISCM; applications therefore should be endorsed by an ISCM National Section or a Full Associate Member. The ISCM Executive Committee decides which 6 composers will be awarded a residency. For applications, please click here Information: www.vicc.se
ISCM-IAMIC Young Composer Award
The winner of the ISCM-IAMIC Young Composer Award 2011 is Chiu-Yu Chou (Taiwan) for her String Quartet nr. 1, performed by the 'Song String Quartet' on the 13th of April. The judges commented: "this work evokes different
moods, and showed a strong mastership in string playing techniques". On September 6, 2011 it was performed at the Gaudeamus Music Week 2011 by the Doelen Quartet:
ISCM World New Music Days 2014
Results Call for Works
ISCM Polish Section together with Municipality of Wroclaw, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Wroclaw Opera are organizing The ISCM World Music Days in Wroclaw from 3rd to 12th of October, 2014. Co-organizers are Polish Radio – Program II, Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw and University of Wroclaw, Department of Musicology.
Elected Honorary Member 2012
Kaija Saariaho Honorary Member of the ISCM
In the General Assembly of the ISCM in Belgium 2012, the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho was unanimously elected as Honarary Member. Born in 1952 in Finland, Kaija Saariaho lived a childhood embedded in music, playing several instruments. In parallel to musical studies, she started art studies, at the Fine Arts School of Helsinki, that she quickly quit to concentrate on music. At the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, she received the composition teachings of Paavo Heininen, before to follow, in Darmstadt then in Fribourg, the courses of Brian Ferneyhough and Klaus Huber.
'Living Music', was held from 30 April to 9 May 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
Here you find all information, e-newsletters as well a link to download the program book.
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World New Music Magazine #20
Open publication in new window In connection to the ISCM World New Music Days 2010, produced by Australian Music Centre and typeset and designed by Philippa Horn in a 204 pages issue.
The Lithuanian Composers’ Union, the Vilnius’ Festivals and the Lithuanian Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) organized the ISCM World Music Days / 18th Gaida Festival, from 24 October to 8 November 2008 in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.
The program book (5 MB) can be downloaded as pdf and two reports are now on line by Eve de Castro-Robinson from New Zealand and Anna Dorota Wladyczka from Poland.
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