Kirsten Strom: Ktisis

Kirsten Strom

(Submitted by ISCM – NEW ZEALAND SECTION) Kirsten Strom (b. 1994) is a young New Zealand composer, conductor and creative writer. Her award-winning music has been performed internationally, commissioned, and aired on national radio. Her work often draws from mixed media, music with a conscience, the profound themes of the Bible, and the complex beauty of…

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Lachlan Skipworth: Clarinet Quintet

Lachlan Skipworth

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRALIAN SECTION) The music of Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth (b. 1982) has been described as featuring ‘bold, innovative textures, and compelling melody’. His vivid musical language communicates a unique personal voice across orchestral, chamber, vocal and experimental music, and is coloured by three years spent in Japan, where his immersion in the…

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Heidi Baader-Nobs: Evasion

Heidi Baader-Nobs

(Submitted by ISCM – SWISS SECTION) Heidi Nobs was born on December 5, 1940 in Delémont. She was trained as a teacher at the Ecole Normale in Delémont, where she received her first piano and violin lessons. She then began part-time violin studies at the Basel Music Academy with Rodolfo Felicani. Due to a chronic inflammation…

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Tomasz Skweres: Impact

Tomasz Skweres

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRIAN SECTION) Tomasz Skweres (b. 1984) is a Polish-Austrian composer, who lives in Vienna and Regensburg in Germany. As a composer he won many prizes, competitions and received scholarships and received commissions by Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Festival Wien Modern, Niederbayerische Philharmonie, Apollon Musagete Quartet and by many…

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Terri Hron: Nesting

Terri Hron

(Submitted by ISCM – CANADIAN SECTION) Terri Hron is a musician, a performer and a multimedia artist. Her work explores historical instrumental performance practice and repertoire, field recording, ceramics, movement and video. She often works in close collaboration with others. Besides composing and performing works for and with others, she produces performances, gatherings and events.…

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Stefan Hejdrowski: Les Ciels Rapportés

Stefan Hejdrowski

(Submitted by ISCM – Wallonian Section) Stefan Hejdrowski (b. 1993) is a Belgian composer based in Liège. In 2016, he graduated from the Conservatory of Liège with great distinction in Michel Fourgon’s composition course. The same year, he won the Ça Balance Classique prize from the Province of Liège. His works have been performed at festivals…

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Alexandra Nilsson: Öländsk Svit

Alexandra Nilsson

(Submitted by ISCM – SWEDISH SECTION) Alexandra Nilsson (b. 1979) is a composer, musician and performer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work stretches across acoustic and electroacoustic music, sound art, noise and performative practices. Lyrical as well as brutal, minimalist and maximalist, her art extends the very delicate and subtle expressions to the harsh and…

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Mozarteum University Salzburg to Host International Symposium Marking ISCM’s Centenary

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From 20-22 April 2022, the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, in cooperation with the Royal Musical Association and the Austrian section of the Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (the International Society for New Music – ISCM), will host a three-day international conference focused on the centenary of the ISCM. The conference seeks to examine the…

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Hanspeter Kyburz: Cells

Hanspeter Kyburz

(Submitted by ISCM – SWISS SECTION) Hanspeter Kyburz was born in 1960 in Lagos, Nigeria to Swiss parents. In 1980 he began his composition studies, initially in Graz with Andrzej Dobrowolsky and Gösta Neuwirth, from 1982 to 1990 with Gösta Neuwirth and Frank Michael Beyer at the University of the Arts in Berlin and then…

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Hana Ajiashvili: Cicada’s Singing

Hana Ajiashvili

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Dr. Hana Ajiashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1972 and received a Master Diploma in piano and composition from the Music Sarajshvili Academy in 1995. In 1996, she continued her composition studies with the composer Vladimir Tarnopolsky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, and worked with the Studio…

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