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

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2014_ISCM - BRITISH SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

  • Year: 
    2014
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    The board of ISCM has seen a shift in its membership with new members Emily Hall and Annie Mahtani joining. We had a change of Chair from Deirdre Gribbin to Mark Bowden (a longstanding member) and a Vice-Chair, Annie Mahtani, elected. Pierre Alexandre Tremblay has been re-elected for a second term on the panel.

    With support from the ISCM Members Support Fund, the ISCM British Section (Sound and Music), in partnership with Croatian Composers Society, Estonian Composers’ Union and ISCM Swedish Section, selected eight composers, to participate as a cohort in an exchange and networking programme in each participating country. Selected composers were Sol Andersson (Sweden), Magnus Bunnskog (Sweden), Mirela Ivičević (Croatia), Sanja Drakulić (Croatia), John Chantler (UK), Patricia Alessandrini (UK), Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes (Estonia) and Helena Tulve (Estonia).

    The project aimed to showcase and share internationally the growing portfolio of activities that comprise ‘being a composer in the 21st century’. A programme of events was devised in each country with this in mind through collaboration between the selected composers and the host Sections in each country, designed to:

    • showcase and share interesting examples of composers being involved in activities such as programming or curation, or music education, that bring them into direct contact with audiences – so for example, attending a composer-led festival like Sounds of Stockholm; joining education activities; participating in a symposium
    • offer productive face-to-face networking opportunities and introductions with key contacts of the host Section

    The exchange was documented by the composers themselves and with the help of film-maker Darren Michael, whose short film summarises a lot of the value that was found by the composers themselves. The film can be viewed at http://soundandmusic.org/projects/iscm-composer-exchange-and-networking-opportunity

    Moving forward, the British Section is currently supporting Ty Cerrd (the Welsh Information Centre) to become an official member and Welsh Section of ISCM and is in discussion with Scottish counterparts to look into this possibility there.

    Future plans include looking to maximise the opportunities for composers to attend World Music Days and have networking occasions in place whilst they are attending, as well as seeking to partner with fellow ISCM sections to open up networks for composers.

 

 

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