Remembering Walter

Walter de Schepper (photo byAnna Dorota Władyczka)

[Ed. Note: It is with great sadness that we report on the death of Walter De Schepper, who served as ISCM’s Treasurer from 2016 to 2020, on 24 January 2021. Below are some personal reminiscences of Walter by Peter Swinnen, ISCM’s President from 2014 to 2019 as well as a friend and colleague at the…

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Walter De Schepper (1963-2021)

Walter De Schepper in Beijing (2018) Photo by Anna Dorota Władyczka.

The ISCM is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Walter de Schepper. Walter was the ISCM’s Treasurer from 2016-2020, and assisted us greatly during a period of significant change. His personal enthusiastic style in meetings drew us into closer accord in relation to our financial planning, and we were also extremely grateful…

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Laura Manolache: Thinking EDEN

Laura Manolache

Laura Manolache (b. 1959) studied at the National Music University of Bucharest (NMUB) – musicology and composition; obtained DAAD research scholarships and also the scholarship offered by the Romanian Academy. Didactic activity at the NMUB since 1991; Musicology PhD in 1995. 2006 – 2012, she acted as General Director of “George Enescu” National Museum. Her…

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Kristian Blak: Water & Stone

Kristian Blak

(Submitted by ISCM – FAROE ISLANDS SECTION) Kristian Blak (b. 1947) is involved in a wide range of musical activities. Based in the Faroe Islands, he composes for international classical ensembles, performs locally and tours internationally as a musician and band leader with jazz, folk and world music groups. His compositions include works for solo…

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María Eugenia Luc: Jing


(Submitted by Musikagileak) María Eugenia Luc (b. 1958), Italian-Argentinian composer, is Artistic Director of the Kuraia Ensemble (Group of Contemporary Music) and professor at Musikene – Higher School of Music of the Basque Country. She studied composition in Argentina (National University), in Italy (Accademia Chigiana, Civica Scuola), and in France (University of Paris), receiving technical-aesthetic orientations under…

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Wilbert Bulsink: Spelingen

Wilbert Bulsink

(Submitted by ISCM – NETHERLANDS SECTION) Wilbert Bulsink (b. 1983) is a composer and musician who enjoys discovering new combinations of sounds and new structures in music. His knowledge of and experience in classical and avant-garde music, music theatre, pop and improvisation influence his work. He is interested in combining new and old ways of…

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Ângela da Ponte: Música para um ateliê

Angela Del Ponte

(Submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) Ângela da Ponte (b. 1984) holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Aveiro (PT). Presently she lives in Porto (Portugal), developing the activities of composition and teaching assistance at the Superior School of Performing Arts (ESMAE,…

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Bernhard Gander: Blood Beat

Bernhard Gander

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRIAN SECTION) Bernhard Gander (b. 1969 in Lienz) studied at the Tyrolean Provincial Conservatoire (piano, musical composition, conducting) and had subsequent composition studies with Beat Furrer in Graz, as well as pursued electro acoustic music at Studio UPIC in Paris and at the Swiss Centre for Computer Music in Zurich. He…

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Maia Ciobanu: Excessive piano II

Maia Ciobanu

(Submitted by ISCM – ROMANIAN SECTION) Maia Ciobanu (b. 1952) served as President of the Romanian section of the ISCM (2002-2003), Director of the Contemporary Music Information Center (1995-2003), and was the Founder and Chief Editor of the Contemporary Music-Romanian Newsletter. Maia Ciobanu has given lectures about her music at the Gothenburg Music Academy, St.…

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Wojciech Chałupka: Metanoia

Wojtek Chałupka (photo by Zuza Gasiorowska)

(Submitted by ISCM – POLISH SECTION) Wojciech Chałupka was born in Kluczbork, Poland in 1999. He is studying two courses simultaneously at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, composition with Dariusz Przybylski and saxophone with Paweł Gusnar. In the 2019/2020 academic year he studied with Lars Mlekusch at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.…

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