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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.

Ulpiu Vlad

Ulpiu Vlad: Sonorități şi clopoței albaştri

(Submitted by ISCM – ROMANIAN SECTION) Ulpiu Vlad (b. January 27, 1945, Zărneşti) is a Romanian composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, and vocal works that have been performed throughout Europe. Prof. Vlad initially studied music theory with Filaret Barbu and oboe with Pavel Tornea at the Music High School in Bucharest from 1958–64. He then…

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Ya-Ting Lee

Ya-Ting Lee: Vigil (2015)

(Submitted by ISCM – TAIPEI SECTION) Ya-Ting Lee’s compositions have been performed in numerous cities of Taiwan, Czech Republic, Finland, and United States, and also by several distinguished ensembles including National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Percussion Ensemble, Taipei Percussion Ensemble, University of Central Missouri Percussion Ensemble, and Red Fish and Blue Fish Percussion Ensemble. Ms. Lee…

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António Pinho Vargas

António Pinho Vargas: Monodia – Quasi un Requiem

(submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) António Pinho Vargas was born in Vila Nova de Gaia in 1951. He graduated in history from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto. He received a piano degree from the Porto Conservatory (1987) and a masters in Composition from the Rotterdam Conservatory (1990). He has served…

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Antonia Barnett-McIntosh

Antonia Barnett-McIntosh: Wild Fabrics–you couldn’t really tell

(Submitted by ISCM – NEW ZEALAND SECTION) Antonia Barnett-McIntosh is a composer, performer, sound artist, and editor. Her works incorporate slippage and forced failure, improvisation and the live space, and investigate speech as music: the pitches, rhythms, conversational overlaps of our everyday. In juxtaposing the formalities of presentation and the aesthetics of failure, she gently taps…

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Sławomir Kupczak

Sławomir Kupczak: Symphony No. 2 for 100 Motorcycles

(Submitted by ISCM – POLISH SECTION) Sławomir Kupczak (born 1979 in Wrocław) graduated from the class of Jan Antoni Wichrowski at the city’s Karol Lipiński Music Academy, followed by postgraduate studies in special and computer composition with Stanisław Krupowicz and Cezary Duchnowski as well as in theatre and film music. He participated in international courses…

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Talia Amar

Talia Amar: Reverberations

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Pianist and composer Dr. Talia Amar (b. 1989) is the recipient of many international awards including the Israel Prime Minister award 2018, The Acum Award 2019, and the Rosenblum Prize for Promising Young Artist 2016 by the Tel Aviv Municipality. Her pieces are performed by leading ensembles around the…

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Andreas Argyrou

Andreas Argyrou: Metachromatismos

(Submitted by ISCM – GREEK SECTION) Andreas Argyrou was born in 1957 in Cyprus. He studied piano, music theory and composition at the National Conservatory of Greece. He graduated with the highest distinction under the guidance of professor Michalis Travlos and he continued his studies at the Faculty of Music , Belgrade Music Academy. His…

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Bethan Morgan-Williams

Bethan Morgan-Williams: Gêmdis

(Submitted by ISCM – WELSH SECTION) Bethan Morgan-Williams (b. 1992) is a composer who writes quirky, rhythmically-intricate music. Describedas “marvellously oblique and obscure” [5against4] while being “rooted in something ancient and folky” [The Telegraph],Bethan’s music finds motivation in the apogee of musical performance. With composer-performer collaborations a keypart of Bethan’s practice, each piece is written…

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Eugene Skeef: Iphupho Lasendle – Dream Of The Wilderness

(Submitted by ISCM – SOUTH AFRICA SECTION) Eugene Skeef (b. 1950) is a South African filmmaker, percussionist, composer, poet, educationalist & workshop leader who has lived in London since 1980. He also works in conflict resolution, acts as a consultant on cultural development, teaches creative leadership and is a broadcaster. As a young activist he…

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Malika Kishino

Malika Kishino: Concerto for Koto

(Submitted by ISCM – JAPANESE SECTION) Malika Kishino, born in Kyoto in 1971, studied Law in Kyoto (diploma in 1994). She came to France in 1995, where she studied composition with Yoshihisa Taira (École Normale de Musique, Paris), Robert Pascal (Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse, Lyon) and Philippe Leroux (IRCAM, Paris). She has received grants…

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