After touring through 6 Belgian cities the ISCM World New Music Days will visit two countries in 2013. Košice (Eastern Slovakia), Bratislava and Vienna will organize a variety of concerts featuring works for chamber choir, recorders and electronics, symphony orchestra pieces, sound installations, compositions for solo instruments, ensembles, and more. ISCM members and individual composers all around the world are taken part!
Visit the festival website.
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
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. Applications can be sent all through the year at www.centreforcomposers.org
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:
Elected Honorary Member 2011
In the General Assembly of the ISCM in Zagreb in April 2011, the Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina was unanimously elected as Honarary Member.
Sofia Gubaidulina was born in Chistopol in the Tatar Republic on 24 October 1931. She studied the piano (with Grigory Kogan) and composition, and graduated from the Kazan Conservatory in 1954.
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.
'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.
At ABC Classic FM you'll find photos and audio/video recordings.
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.
Music Center the Netherlands
In a decision made by the Dutch Ministry of Culture last year, Music Center the Netherlands (MCN) will no longer receive government subsidies as of 2013. This means that our organization will terminate on 1 January 2013.
MCN after 2012? There is so much to cite that must not be lost with the closure of MCN: consider the unique collections of the Music Information Center (Dutch Jazz Archives, Gaudeamus collection, Pop collection), music publisher Donemus which represents the interests of more than 600 composers, or all our activities in the field of national and international promotion. The work MCN has done in the past and continues today is immense.Continuation of activities
MCN is doing everything it can to prolong its activities. For this reason MCN is in discussion with a number of other organisations and institutions interested in the continuation of successful MCN-activities and projects, so that the Dutch music world can endure. At the moment we are working on securing the future of a number of activities. They include, among others: