Ania Vu: Tik Tak

Ania Vu

(Submitted by the Vietnam Contemporary Music Centre [VCMC]) Ania Vu (née Vũ Đặng Minh Anh), b. 1994, writes music that explores the interplay between the sound properties and meanings of the words, musical energy related to form, and varied notions of time. he is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania and a Composer Fellow…

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Daan Janssens: (…dans son presque silence…)

Daan Janssens

(Submitted by ISCM – FLEMISH SECTION) Daan Janssens (born in Bruges in 1983) studied composition at the Ghent Conservatory with Frank Nuyts, Godfried-Willem Raes and Filip Rathé. He visited several international composition seminars and master classes. Since October 2016, he has taught composition and orchestration at the Royal Conservatory Ghent. Janssens has collaborated with both Belgian…

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Meilina Tsui: The Great Steppe

Meilina Tsui

(Submitted by ISCM – HONG KONG SECTION) Meilina Tsui (b. 1993) is an award-winning composer and pianist born in Kazakhstan and based in Hong Kong. Tsui’s works have been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Kazakh State Philharmonic, Israeli Chamber Project, Mivos Quartet, Quartetto Indaco, Kazakh State String…

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Miguel Azguime: De part et d’autre

Miguel Azguime (photo by Perseu Mandillo)

(submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) The creative universe of Miguel Azguime (b. 1960) reflects an approach based on his multifaceted capacities as composer, performer and poet. This three-dimensionality concomitantly challenges a certain, almost mystical vision of the art. The beginnings of his music path are marked by the participation in various formations dedicated to…

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Dimitri Voudouris: Panta Rhei

Dimitri Voudouris

(Submitted by ISCM – SOUTH AFRICA SECTION) Dimitri Voudouris, born in 1961 in Athens, Greece, is a citizen of South Africa. Voudouris is a clinical pharmacist and self-taught composer who curated UNYAZI, the first electro-acoustic music festival and symposium in Africa, in 2005. His compositions are for acoustic instruments, electronics, multimedia, dance, and theatre. His…

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Works Chosen for the 2021 ISCM WNMD

Shanghai City skyline

The organizers of the 2021 ISCM World New Music Days in Shanghai and Nanning, China, have announced their selection of works which will be performed during the festival. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing dangers posed by the pandemic around the world, the festival will not be able to take place in September 2021 as was…

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Rebecca Saunders: dust – module 1

Rebecca Saunders

(Submitted by ISCM – GERMAN SECTION) Berlin-based British-born Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967) is one of the leading international composers of her generation. Her compositions focus on the sculptural and spatial properties of organized sound, often created in close collaborative dialogue with a variety of musicians and artists. Saunders has received numerous prizes, including the Ernst…

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Chris Cree Brown: Inner Bellow

Chris Cree Brown

(Submitted by ISCM – NEW ZEALAND SECTION) Chris Cree Brown (b. 1953) is currently a freelance Composer and Sonic Artist. In 2018, he retired from his position as Associate Professor at the School of Music, University of Canterbury. His main interests include conventional instrumental composition, electroacoustic and computer music, and inter-media art. In August 2018, he…

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James O’Callaghan: Piano reduction

James O'Callaghan (Photo by Anna Van Kooij)

(Submitted by ISCM – CANADIAN SECTION) James O’Callaghan (b. 1988) is a composer and sound artist based in Montréal praised for his “mastery of materials and musical form.” (Electromania, Radio France) His music has been described as “very personal… with its own colour anchored in the unpredictable.” (Goethe-Institut) Never having studied an instrument, he came…

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