Posts by: ISCM

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Call for Works Announced for ISCM 2023 World New Music Days in South Africa

We are pleased to announce the official Call for Works for the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days 2023. Members are invited to submit scores/projects for the festival, scheduled to take place in South Africa from 24 November – 3 December, 2023. For further information about the details of this Call…

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Pedro Pinto Figueiredo

Pedro Pinto Figueiredo: Amini

Pedro Pinto Figueiredo (b.1966), conductor and composer born in Lisbon.He studied Composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (Superior Music School of Lisbon) with the composer Christopher Bochmann, and Constança Capdeville. As a Calouste Gulbenkian scholarship holder, he studied in Paris with the composer Emmanuel Nunes. There, he simultaneously participated in and finished…

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Jana Kmiťová

Jana Kmiťová: Searching (You)

Jana Kmiťová (b. 1976) studied piano and composition at the Conservatory in Košice and then graduated in composition from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She attended composition courses in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Austria, Canada, and Switzerland. She has studied also in Vienna and received the scholarship of Japan foundation NipponWien and…

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Leung Pak-hei

Leung Pak-hei: Marshmallow Dusktime

Leung Pak-hei a.k.a. Alvin Leung (b. 1997) was born and raised in Hong Kong. His compositions have been presented in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong by music groups such as Transient Canvas, the Rhythm Method String Quartet, Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble, Duo Zonda, Trio Mythos, Resonance, Stellar Trio, Music-Joint Association, Hong Kong…

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Iris Szeghy

Iris Szeghy: Vielleicht, dass uns etwas aufginge

Iris Szeghy (b. 1956) is a Slovak composer of Hungarian ancestry currently based in Switzerland. According to Slovak composer Peter Zagar, who wrote the entry for Szeghy in A Hundred Slovak Composers (Eds. Marián Jurík, Peter Zagar. Bratislava : National Music Centre Slovakia, 1998): “Szeghy’s work hitherto as a whole is remarkable for the quantity…

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Alexander Voltz

Alexander Voltz: Curtain!

Alexander Voltz (b. 1999) takes inspiration from myth, politics and history. His music has been performed and supported by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Opera Queensland, Australian National Academy of Music, Flinders Quartet, Australian Youth Orchestra, Queensland Youth Orchestras, The University of Queensland and others and he is currently Emerging Composer-in-Residence with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. His…

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Katherine Bergman

Katherine Bergman: Dream Machine

Katherine Bergman (b. 1985) is a Minnesota-based composer who draws on literature, environmentalism, and found materials to create music that has been described as hypnotic and visceral. She has received commissions and performances from leading ensembles and festivals throughout the United States, including Zeitgeist, Encore Wind Ensemble, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, Zeitgeist, Seen/Heard Trio, the…

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Oren Boneh

Oren Boneh: Her Majesty the Fool

Composer and trumpeter Oren Boneh (b. 1991) writes music characterized by its energy and dynamism. As described by Le Monde, his works are distinguished by a “constant tension between two opposing poles – one civilized and the other savage.” The music plays with listener expectations of the characters’  behaviors in order to create unpredictability and friction. Oren’s music…

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Katharina Klement (Photo by Rania Moslam)

Katharina Klement: Peripheries

Katharina Klement (b. 1963 in Graz, Austria) is a composer-performer in the field of notated and improvised, instrumental and electronic music. Her instrumental and electronic compositions emphasize spatial conceptions and crossover projects combining music, text, video, and performance art. She has a particular interest in extended playing techniques on the piano. A founder and member…

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William Blank (photo by Eddy Mottaz)

William Blank: Reflecting Black

William Blank, born in Montreux in 1957, is active as both a composer and a conductor. He is currently responsible for contemporary music at the Music Academy HEMU in western Switzerland, where he directs the Ensemble Contemporain and teaches composition and analysis. Blank’s compositions are performed throughout Europe and in the USA and Japan, in…

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