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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.

Aleksandr Shymko

Aleksandr Shymko: Dreams of an Old Forest

Aleksandr Shymko (b. 1977) is a Ukrainian composer and pianist who was born in the town of Borshchiv in the Ternopil region of Ukraine. He graduated from the Chernivtsi Music School in the western Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi as a pianist. In 1998 he studied composition under Yuri Ischenko at the Kyiv Conservatory, graduating in…

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Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar

Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar: Warianty

Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar (5 September 1924,Lviv, now Ukraine – 27 September 2009, Kraków) was a Polish composer, music educator and pianist. She was born in Lwów, Poland (now Lviv, Ukraine), and after World War II studied at the State Higher School of Music in Kraków with Stanisław Wiechowicz for composition and Jan Hoffman for piano. After…

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Iryna Kyrylina

Iryna Kyrylina: Zapalyu svichu

Iryna Kyrylina (25 March 1953 – 4 September 2017) was a Ukrainian composer. She was born in Dresden, Germany, and studied with R.I. Vereschagin at the Kiev Musical College, and with M.V. Dremlyuga at the Kiev Conservatory, graduating in 1977. After completing her studies, she taught at a Kiev Music School and directed children’s choirs….

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William Kuo

William Kuo: geht auf wie eine Blume

William Kuo is a Canadian composer of experimental music. His music has been presented at Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Netherlands), Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik (Austria), Cluster New Music Festival (Winnipeg, Canada), Festival Voix Nouvelles (France), and ManiFeste Festival (France). Notable collaborators in recent years include TAK Ensemble, NIKEL, Quasar Quatuor de Saxophones, Ensemble Klang, Asko|Schönberg, Ensemble Multilatérale,…

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Alexander Krasotov

Alexander Krasotov: Rhythmotecture

Alexander Krasotov (Олександр Олександрович Красотов; 5 May 1936  Odessa – 5 October 2007  Tianjin, China) was a Ukrainian composer and laureate of many national and international prizes. He attended the Odessa State A. V. Nezhdanova Conservatory (now Odessa State A. V. Nezhdanova Music Academy), studying composition with Tamara Sidorenko, piano with B. Charkovs’kyi, and musicology with…

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Poly Hau-Yee Ng

Poly Hau-Yee Ng: memory fleeting ii – dementia

Poly Hau-Yee Ng (b. 1969) is presently teaching at the department of composition at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She frequently participates in music composition projects with the arts education section of the Education Bureau, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, RTHK Radio 4, and the Hong Kong Arts Centre, including the…

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Lesia Dychko

Lesia Dychko: Slava

Lesia Dychko (b. 1939) is one of Ukraine’s most significant composers of choral music although she has created music is a wide range of idioms including two operas, four ballets, and numerous chamber works as well as the symphony Pryvitannia zhyttia (Welcoming Life) for soprano, bass, and chamber orchestra, based on the words of the imagist poet Bohdan…

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Juhani Nuorvala

Juhani Nuorvala: The Five Chords That Shook My World

Juhani Nuorvala (b. 1961) is a Finnish composer whose broad stylistic palette ranges from pop-influenced tunes and dance rhythms to gentle ambient soundscapes. Starting from the 2000s, Nuorvala has written most of his music in alternative tuning systems. He has composed chamber, orchestral, vocal, and electronic works. He has also created the music and sounds…

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Svyatoslav Lunyov: Tristium (I, II, III)

Svyatoslav Lunyov (b. 1964 in Kiev, Ukraine) began his music education at the age of seventeen when he discovered the world of classical music. In 1986, he received a degree in engineering and was subsequently was recruited to serve in the military in Hungary for two years. In 1988, at the age of twenty four,…

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ISCM-Musika Bulegoa Choral Composition Competition Winners Luis Serrapio and Carlotta Ferrari 

ISCM-Musika Bulegoa Choral Composition Competition Winners Announced

Last April, as part of the “ISCM Collaborative Series” initiative, Musika Bulegoa and Musikagileak, the Basque partners of the ISCM, announced a Composition Competition for works for amateur choirs, intending to give new momentum to the contemporary choral scene. After analyzing more than forty works from all over the world, the jury, joined by Mikel…

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