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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.

Tiina Myllärinen

Tiina Myllärinen: Kaikki kuuluu Värinä

(Submitted by ISCM – FINNISH SECTION) Tiina Myllärinen (b. 1979) writes music that has been described as cheerfully inquisitive, vigorous, and original. She has composed orchestral, choral, chamber, and solo works and has also experimented with electroacoustic music and video. Outside Finland works by her have been performed in the United States, Italy, England, Austria,…

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Armando Santiago

Armando Santiago: Quatuor à cordes 1995

(Submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) Armando Santiago, composer, conductor and professor, was born in Lisbon in 1932, and moved to Canada in 1972. His catalogue includes orchestral, chamber music, and electroacoustic works. In the evolution of his activity, Armando Santiago has always expressed himself by means of diverse technical and aesthetic means. In his…

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First Hong Kong International Composition Competition for Chromatic Harmonica 2021

The 1st Hong Kong International Composition Competition for Chromatic Harmonica 2021 is a multi-faceted musical event presented by the Hong Kong Harmonica Association. The Association envisions to enrich local and global harmonica culture with this world-class competition, which is the first large-scale global competition dedicated specifically to music for this instrument. The HK Composers’ Guild,…

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Sheila Sanfeliz

Sheila Sanfeliz: Liaga

(Submitted by ISCM – FLEMISH SECTION) Sheila Sanfeliz Lillar (b. 1991) currently studies composition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) with M° Ivan Fedele, and electronic music at the Conservatorio Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) after studying composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, under Wim Henderickx, and at the Academy of Arts of…

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IKEDA Satoru

Satoru Ikeda: Superstring Theory

(Submitted by ISCM – JAPANESE SECTION) Satoru Ikeda, born in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka prefecture in 1961, studied composition under Hiroshi Otsuki and Shin Sato. Having received a B.A. in Education from Shizuoka University in 1983 and M.M. degree in Composition from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1987, he is currently Musical Director at Shimamura Music…

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Photographs of a pipa and a hand wearing finger picks

Announcing the 10th Rivers Awards Composition Competition (RACC) 2021

The Shanghai Conservatory of Music has announced the 10th Rivers Awards Composition Competition (RACC). RACC aims to promote extensive exchange between Chinese and Western music, encouraging innovative and explorative composition for Chinese and Western musical instruments, and build a high-end platform to introduce outstanding original musical works to the public. A positive theme that embodies…

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Hanna Hartman

Hanna Hartman: The Revenge

(Submitted by ISCM – SWEDISH SECTION) Berlin-based Swedish sound artist and composer Hanna Hartman (b. 1961) creates compositions that are exclusively made up from authentic sounds which she has recorded around the world. Sounds are taken out of their original context and thus perceived in their purity. Hanna Hartman seeks to reveal hidden correspondences between…

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Joseph Wong

Joseph Wong: Vanishing Memories

(Submitted by ISCM – HONG KONG SECTION) Joseph Wong studied composition at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of York (UK), where he obtained his MMus and PhD respectively. His major works have been performed in various music festivals and concert series in United Kingdom, Israel, South Korea, and Hong Kong. These include…

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Kirsten Strom

Kirsten Strom: Ktisis

(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

Lachlan Skipworth: Clarinet Quintet

(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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