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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.

Mladen Tarbuk

Mladen Tarbuk: Twist

(Submitted by ISCM – CROATIAN SECTION) Mladen Tarbuk (b. 1962), one of the most versatile composers and conductors of his generation, developed his music career in many directions. He has composed 90 works, ranging from chamber music to large symphonic forms, or pieces for music theatre. Their performances gained a wide international resonance and enthusiasm…

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Kyla-Rose Smith

Kyla-Rose Smith: Here Again

(Submitted by ISCM – SOUTH AFRICA SECTION) Kyla-Rose Smith (b. 1982) is an acclaimed performer, violinist, and multimedia artist, best known for her work as violinist and backing singer with Freshlyground, South Africa’s premier Afropop band. She has toured extensively inside and beyond South Africa and garnered many awards including seven South African Music Awards…

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Zygmunt Krauze (photo by Adam Stępień, Agencja Gazeta)

Zygmunt Krauze: The Declaration

(Submitted by ISCM – POLISH SECTION) Composer and pianist Zygmunt Krauze (b. 1938) divides his work into four categories: the first is unistic (unitary) music inspired by the paintings of Władysław Strzemiński; the second – spatial compositions performed in specially constructed interiors; the third – “music about music”, characterized by the presence of allusions and…

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Doina Rotaru

Doina Rotaru: Jyotis

(Submitted by ARFA) Doina Rotaru (b. 1951, Bucharest) studied composition with Stefan Niculescu and Tiberiu Olah at the National University of Music, Bucharest. In 1991, she was the recipient of a composer’s scholarship from the Hague Conservatory, where she studied with Theo Loevendie. In 1997, she was awarded a PhD in Musicology for her thesis on…

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Constantine A. Lignos

Constantine A. Lignos: Chelidonaki

(Submitted by ISCM – GREEK SECTION) Constantine A. Lignos (b. 1948) studied at the Greek Conservatory and privately with J. A. Papaioannou. He also did post-graduate studies in London (Guildhall School of Music & Drama) and participated in seminars with W. Lutoslawski and H.W. Henze. Lignos has written music for theatre, cinema, electroacoustic pieces, chamber…

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Sachie Kobayashi

Sachie Kobayashi: Les cieux roulent des yeux

(Submitted by ISCM – SWISS SECTION) Sachie Kobayashi (b. 1990) now takes an interest in more intuitive creation and musical expression related to social phenomena. She started her career as a composer while complementing her research as her second master in education of music theory at Haute école de musique de Genève after completing her…

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R. Murray Schafer (photo by André Leduc)

Remembering R. Murray Schafer (1933-2021)

[Ed. Note: Canadian composer, acoustic ecologist, and ISCM Honorary Member R. Murray Schafer passed away on August 14, 2021. In honor of his memory we are posted some reflections on him from three Canadian composer colleagues which have been mostly adapted from comments that were read during the 2017 ISCM General Assembly in Vancouver during…

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Krzysztof Knittel

Krzysztof Knittel: AD-W 2014

(Submitted by ISCM – POLISH SECTION) Krzysztof Knittel (b. 1947 in Warsaw) studied sound engineering and composition at the Frederic Chopin State Higher School of Music in Warsaw with Tadeusz Baird, Andrzej Dobrowolski and Włodzimierz Kotoński. Now he is professor emeritus of the Fryderyk Chopin Music University where he was teaching composition and interactive improvisation.He…

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Hilat Ben Kennaz

Hilat Ben Kennaz: Sweet and Sour

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Hilat Ben-Kennaz (b. 1970) finished her Master’s Degree in Composition in Tel-Aviv University, with top academic of honors, under the guides of Prof. Leon Schidlowsky. Her compositions, which have been commissioned by the America-Israel Culture foundation, the “Israel Contemporary Players”, “Fragment ” Ensemble and “Meitar” Ensemble, have been performed…

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Ania Vu

Ania Vu: Tik Tak

(Submitted by the Vietnam Contemporary Music Centre [VCMC]) Ania Vu (née Vũ Đặng Minh Anh), b. 1994, writes music that explores the interplay between the sound properties and meanings of the words, musical energy related to form, and varied notions of time. he is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania and a Composer Fellow…

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