Posts by: ISCM

ISCM

 

ISCM

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.

Hui Ye: ‘it was so quiet that the pins dropped could be heard…’

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRIAN SECTION) Hui Ye (b. 1981 in Canton, China) is a media and sound artist based in Vienna, Austria. In her artistic practice she works with different media: video/film, installation, composition, and live sound performance. Having an artistic background as a composer and sound performer, exploring the relationship between sound and…

Read More...
João Madureira

João Madureira: Open Enclosure

(Submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) The output of Portuguese composer João Madureira (b. 1971) includes orchestral, chamber and operatic music, works for solo instruments, as well as music for film and theatre. His works have been presented at various festivals – in Portugal, throughout Europe, in Asia and South America – by several ensembles…

Read More...
Trevor Grahl

Trevor Grahl: Brennendes Geheimnis

(Submitted by ISCM – NETHERLANDS SECTION) Trevor Grahl (b. 1984), originally from the small Canadian town of Rankin, Ontario, began studies at McGill University and later at UCSD in San Diego and finally the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. His works have been performed by many groups across North America, Europe, and China including the Ives Ensemble,…

Read More...
Shanghai City skyline

ISCM World New Music Days 2021 Call for Scores Announced

We are pleased to announce the official Call for Works for the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days 2021. Members are invited to submit scores/projects for the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days 2021, taking place in Shanghai and Nanning from September 17 – 20, 2021 (Shanghai)…

Read More...
Isabel Urrutia

Isabel Urrutia: Haziak

(Submitted by Musikagileak) Basque composer Isabel Urrutia (b. 1967) studied composition, piano, and music pedagogy at the Bilbao Music Conservatory. Later she went on train with Francisco Escudero and in Paris with José Luis Campana. Her works have been premiered by international soloists such as Pierre Strauch, André Cazalet, Jean Geoffroy; by international ensembles, such…

Read More...
Alicja Gronau (photo by Marta Karska)

Alicja Gronau: Multidram

(Submitted by ISCM – POLISH SECTION) Alicja Gronau (Gronau-Osinska), born 1957 in Warsaw (Poland), graduated theory of music (with prof. Witold Rudzinski), composition (with prof. Marian Borkowski) and Postgraduate Studies of Music Theory (all with distinctions) at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (Poland). At present she is professor (Dr. Hab.) in that…

Read More...
Klaus Huber

Klaus Huber: Tenebrae

(Submitted by ISCM – SWISS SECTION) ISCM Honorary Member Klaus Huber (30 November 1924 – 2 October 2017) first studied violin and music pedagogy from 1947 to 1949 at the Zurich Conservatory with Stefi Geyer. From 1949 to 1955, he was a violin teacher at the Zurich  Conservatory. At the same time he studied composition…

Read More...
Adrian Iorgulescu

Adrian Iorgulescu: Retorts

(Submitted by ISCM – ROMANIAN SECTION) Adrian Iorgulescu (born 1951, Bucharest) studied composition at the Bucharest Conservatory, where he subsequently took his M.A. In 1990, he was awarded a PhD in Musicology. The same year, he started teaching composition and musical forms at the National University of Music, Bucharest, and since 1994 he has supervised…

Read More...
Manuela Kerer

Manuela Kerer: Gletscherquartett

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRIAN SECTION) Manuela Kerer (born 1980 in Brixen, Italy) likes to marvel and is continuously on the search for new sounds, surprises and challenges. She finished her composition studies in Innsbruck and Milan and composed for ensembles such as Kaleidoskop Berlin or Klangforum Wien and master musicians like Julius Berger, Maja…

Read More...
Franz Martin Olbrisch

Franz Martin Olbrisch: Schichtwechsel

(Submitted by ISCM – GERMAN SECTION) Franz Martin Olbrisch (born November 5, 1952 in Mülheim / Ruhr) is a German composer and installation and media artist. From 1979 to 1985, he studied composition and music theory with Frank Michael Beyer at the University of the Arts in Berlin. From 1986 to 1996 he taught music…

Read More...