ISCM – International Society for Contemporary Music

ISCM is an international network of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music - the music of our time.

The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is a premier forum for the advancement, dissemination and interchange of new music from around the world. Through ISCM, our members promote contemporary music in all its varied forms, strengthening musical life in their local contexts and making their music and its creators known to world.

WNMD – World (New) Music Days

The annual ISCM World Music Days Festival is organized each year by a different host. The festival presents music from each of our members, showcasing the incredible diversity of musical practice in our time.

World New Music Magazine

The WNM Magazine is an annually published magazine on contemporary music published by the ISCM. It is published in connection to ISCM's annual festival World (New) Music Days, hosted by one of ISCM's members.

ISCM Activities

ISCM arranges many activities throughout the year. These are the ISCM Young Composer Awards, ISCM-VICC Composer in Residency program and ISCM Collaborative Events that are activities co-organised by multiple ISCM Members.

Community & Opportunities

ISCM´s Community is where the ISCM members can promote and meet in activities or oppurtunities to other members like Competitions, Festivals, Conferences / Workshops or Residences.

News from the ISCM & its members

In Memoriam Sukhi Kang (1934-2020)

By ISCM | August 17, 2020

ISCM Extraordinary General Assembly to be Scheduled Online Via Zoom on 27 June 2020 from 14:00 – 16:00 PM CEST

By ISCM | June 21, 2020

1st Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival “Art Creation Awards” International Orchestral Composition Competition 2020

By ISCM | April 17, 2020

16th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition Chengdu, P.R. China, 2020

By ISCM | April 16, 2020

ISCM World New Music Days 2020 Postponed

By ISCM | March 16, 2020


By ISCM | March 14, 2020

Winners List of the 8th RACC 2019

By ISCM | January 9, 2020

The 9th Rivers Awards Composition Competition (RACC) 2020

By ISCM | January 9, 2020

A Call of Composition for International Students 2020 —The 13th Shanghai New Music Week

By ISCM | January 8, 2020

Final Evaluation of 15th SUN RIVER PRIZE (2019) Students’ New Music Composition Competition, Chengdu, China

By ISCM | December 12, 2019

2014/01/22-01/26 Ultraschall, ‘the other festival for innovative music’

By ISCM | November 19, 2019

A World of New Music Encourages the International Art of Deep Listening —the 2017 ISCM World New Music Days in Vancouver

By Hadani Ditmars | October 12, 2019

Call for Works for the 2020 ISCM World New Music Days in New Zealand Has Been Announced

By ISCM | October 12, 2019

The festival Klangbrücken«- sound bridges

By ISCM | September 28, 2019

Luc Brewaeys – The Whisky Tour

By ISCM | September 12, 2019

Call for Works for the 2020 ISCM World New Music Days in New Zealand Has Been Announced

By ISCM | May 30, 2019

Jug K. Marković Wins the 2019 ISCM Young Composer Award

By ISCM | May 28, 2019


By ISCM | May 16, 2019

Newly Elected ISCM ExCom – Glenda Keam is New President

By ISCM | May 10, 2019

XII International Accordion Composition Competition “Francisco Escudero”

By ISCM | April 14, 2019