About the ISCM

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.

The annual ISCM World New Music Days festival is the principle vehicle through which we pursue our mission. Organized each year by a different host, the festival presents music from each of our member sections, showcasing the incredible diversity of musical practice in our time. Recent festivals have taken place in Estonia, China, Canada, South Korea, Slovenia, Poland, Belgium, Australia, Croatia, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Since our founding in 1922, our network has grown to include more than 60 organizations in over 50 countries, on every continent.