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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.

Benoît Mernier (photo by Bernard Coutant)

Benoît Mernier: Piano Trio

(Submitted by ISCM – Wallonian Section) Benoît Mernier was born in 1964 in Belgium. He studied organ and improvisation with Firmin Decerf and harpsichord with Charles Koenig, continuing his studies at Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège where he graduated in many subjects, including the Higher Diploma in organ in the class of Jean Ferrard, for…

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Abril Padilla

Abril Padilla: Grimja

(Submitted by ISCM – SWISS SECTION) Abril Padilla is a Buenos Aires-born composer and sound artist who has been living in Basel since 2006. Her compositions are mainly electroacoustic and radiophonic, but she also writes for instrumental ensembles. Her creation Emulsion d’air (2019) with the ensemble Contrechamps was supported by the Nicati-de-Luze Foundation and recorded…

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Sukhi Kang

Sukhi Kang: Lye-Buhl

(Submitted by ISCM – SOUTH KOREAN SECTION in remembrance the late Sukhi Kang (1936-2020), Honorary Member of the ISCM, who is Honorary President (Chairman) of ISCM Korea section and Founder of the PAN Music Festival.) Sukhi Kang was born in Seoul, Korea, on October 22, 1934. He graduated from the Seoul National University College of Music, and continued his…

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Violeta Dinescu

Violeta Dinescu: Cime lointaine

(Submitted by ARFA) Violeta Dinescu was born in 1953 in Bucharest, Romania. She graduated with distinction in composition, piano and pedagogy (1977) at the Ciprian Porumbescu Conservatory in Bucharest. From 1978 to1982, she held a teaching position for theory of music, piano and aesthetics at the College of Music George Enescu in Bucharest. In 1982 she…

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Omer Barash

Omer Barash: Jeux jérusalemiens

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Omer Barash is a composer currently pursuing his master’s degree at McGill University, as well as serving as President of the McGill Association of Student Composers. Among his main compositional interests is the exploration of energetic and instrumental musical gestures. His music was awarded such prizes as the Svoboda…

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Saskia Venegas Aernouts

Saskia Venegas Aernouts: A veces, el silencio es la peor mentira

(Submitted by ISCM – FLEMISH SECTION) Saskia Venegas was born in Guecho in Spain in 1983 and has Spanish and Belgian nationality. Venegas studied violin at Codarts, Rotterdam with Christiaan Bor, Benzion Shamir and Gordan Nikolitch. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree she studied for a master’s degree in New Music Theatre with Michel Van der Aa,…

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Žiga Stanič

Žiga Stanič: Slovene Folk Metamorphoses

(Submitted by ISCM – SLOVENIAN SECTION) Žiga Stanič, born 1973, in Ljubljana, is a Slovenian composer, pianist, music producer, and educator. He received his doctorate degree in the field of music theory at the Music Academy of Ljubljana in 2007 where he studied piano, composition, and conducting. For his work, he received several recognitions and awards…

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Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh: Into the Outer

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRALIAN SECTION) Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh (b. 1984) is a Taiwanese-Australian composer working in acoustic and electroacoustic mediums. Her work focuses on creating immersive physical experiences and she often prefers to articulate sonic expressions in terms of choreography, phenomenology, and musical-social interactivity. Hsieh’s music has been presented internationally at events such as Beijing…

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Malin Bång

Malin Bång: splinters of ebullient rebellion

(Submitted by ISCM – SWEDISH SECTION) Malin Bång’s music is an exploration of movement and energy. Bång (b. 1974) defines her musical material according to their amount of friction to create a spectrum of unpredictable and contrasting actions, ranging from the intimate and barely audible to the harsh and obstinate. In her work she often…

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Do Hong Quan

Đỗ Hồng Quân: The Sound of the Jungle

(Submitted by the Vietnam Contemporary Music Centre [VCMC]) Prof. Dr. Composer Đỗ Hồng Quân born in 1956 is a conductor and educator. He began his studies on piano at the age of 7 at Vietnam National Conservatory and graduated piano in 1971. Then he studied composition at Vietnam National Conservatory, and he continued his studies…

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