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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.

Klaus Huber

Klaus Huber: Tenebrae

ISCM Honorary Member Klaus Huber (30 November 1924 – 2 October 2017) first studied violin and music pedagogy from 1947 to 1949 at the Zurich Conservatory with Stefi Geyer. From 1949 to 1955, he was a violin teacher at the Zurich  Conservatory. At the same time he studied composition with Willy Burkhard. He continued his…

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Adrian Iorgulescu

Adrian Iorgulescu: Retorts

Adrian Iorgulescu (born 1951, Bucharest) studied composition at the Bucharest Conservatory, where he subsequently took his M.A. In 1990, he was awarded a PhD in Musicology. The same year, he started teaching composition and musical forms at the National University of Music, Bucharest, and since 1994 he has supervised doctoral theses. In 2016, the Kishinev…

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Manuela Kerer

Manuela Kerer: Gletscherquartett

Manuela Kerer (born 1980 in Brixen, Italy) likes to marvel and is continuously on the search for new sounds, surprises and challenges. She finished her composition studies in Innsbruck and Milan and composed for ensembles such as Kaleidoskop Berlin or Klangforum Wien and master musicians like Julius Berger, Maja Ratkje and Sarah Maria Sun. Her…

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Franz Martin Olbrisch

Franz Martin Olbrisch: Schichtwechsel

Franz Martin Olbrisch (born November 5, 1952 in Mülheim / Ruhr) is a German composer and installation and media artist. From 1979 to 1985, he studied composition and music theory with Frank Michael Beyer at the University of the Arts in Berlin. From 1986 to 1996 he taught music theory at the Church Music School…

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Tomi Räisänen

Tomi Räisänen: L’homme armé

Finnish composer Tomi Räisänen (b. 1976) studied composition at the Sibelius Academy. Before entering the Academy he read music at the University of Helsinki studying musicology and composition. Räisänen completed his studies by participating in several international composition masterclasses. Räisänen’s list of works contains compositions from large scale orchestral works and concertos to ensemble and chamber music. Besides writing for standard classical music…

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Petra Strahovnik

Petra Strahovnik: Prana

Petra Strahovnik was born in Celje, Slovenia in 1986. She studied composition with Uroš Rojko at the Music Academy in Ljubljana (2011) and completed a Masters Degree in Composition with Martijn Padding and Peter Adriaansz at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in 2014.From her beginnings, Petra has been following her path of discovering new…

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Octavian Nemescu sitting next to a piano.

In Memoriam Octavian Nemescu (1940-2020)

Octavian Nemescu, a name that made history in Romanian music, has left us. He was one of the most original Romanian composers, leaving behind him a benchmark, a unique and unmistakable musical creation. From spectral, archetypal or imaginary music, he burnt with passion for his ideas that he followed without divergence, without compromise. He believed…

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Stephan Dunkelman standing outside and holding his jacket on his arm,

In Memoriam Stephan Dunkelman (1956-2020)

Stephan’s spirit possessed an uncommon lightness, suppleness and expansiveness because it was blessed by something larger than life. As a wonderful composer, his music is replete with these qualities. But, Stephan’s gifts were multifold. He was also a wonderful person, highly intelligent, extremely generous, kind, loving, honest and decent while still remaining true to his…

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In Memoriam Sukhi Kang (1934-2020)

ISCM Honorary Member Sukhi Kang, a composer who is regarded as a master of contemporary Korean music, died of a chronic disease on 16 August 2020 at dawn, aged 86. Born in 1934, Kang was from Seoul and graduated from Seoul National University’s Department of Composition. In 1966, he released Korea’s first electronic music, Feast…

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ISCM Extraordinary General Assembly to be Scheduled Online Via Zoom on 27 June 2020 from 14:00 – 16:00 PM CEST

Due to the pandemic of COVID-19 and all related restrictions, our planned 2020 General Assembly in New Zealand had to be cancelled. The Executive Committee has been working hard to create an opportunity for us to meet virtually.

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