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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.

Rui Penha

Rui Penha: “no man is an island”

(Submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) Rui Penha, composer and performer of live electroacoustic music, was born in Porto, in 1981. He completed his PhD in Music (Composition) at the University of Aveiro, where he worked under João Pedro Oliveira. His music is regularly recorded and played in festivals and concert halls around Europe and…

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Maija Hynninen

Maija Hynninen: in the universe everyth ng is a circle

(Submitted by ISCM – FINNISH SECTION) Maija Hynninen (b. 1977) – composer and sound artist – is working in the areas of concert music, electronic instrument design and multidisciplinary performances. The essence of her music builds on the unique moments where the parameters of this world are slightly altered to allow a glimpse of another…

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Menachem Zur

Menachem Zur: Septet

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Menachem Zur was born in Israel in 1942. He has composed over 180 works, including chamber music (including 5 string quartets), vocal, symphonic (ten symphonies, nineteen concerti), electronic music, and two full-scale operas. In 2001 he was awarded the ACUM (Israeli ASCAP) prize for life-achievements and the Prime minister’s…

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Midori Takashima

Midori Takashima: By the lake…

(Submitted by ISCM – JAPANESE SECTION) Midori Takashima (b. 1954) studied composition at Tokyo University of the Arts. I also completed the master course. In addition, she attended and studied at the Darmstadt Music Festival. Her chamber music and chamber symphony works have been featured in concerts hosted by the Japan Society for Contemporary Music. She…

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Jasper Van Paemel

Jasper Van Paemel: About Elephants

(Submitted by ISCM – FLEMISH SECTION) Jasper Vanpaemel (b. 1986) is a Belgium-based artist, working in the field of contemporary music composition and interdisciplinary multimedia set-up development. As a freelance composer Jasper made 30+ compositions, both solo and ensemble pieces. His works have been awarded by The Stephan De Jonghe piano competition 2014, ISCM World Music…

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Leslie Hinger

Lesley Hinger: Bleary

(Submitted by ISCM – CANADIAN SECTION) Lesley Hinger (b. 1983 in Canada) writes music that shimmers and glows and floats and crunches and spins out, and does other things too. Her works have been performed and workshopped across North America and Europe by various ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Arditti String Quartet, Sound…

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Dan Dediu

Dan Dediu: A Mythological Bestiary

(Submitted by ISCM – ROMANIAN SECTION) Dan Dediu (b. 1967, Brăila) studied composition in Bucharest with Ștefan Niculescu and Dan Constantinescu, and in Vienna with Francis Burt. Various composition and research grants (Herder and A. Berg, Vienna; Ircam, Paris; New Europe College, Bucharest; Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin; Villa Concordia, Bamberg) played a decisive role in his development…

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Helga Arias

Helga Arias: Milk spilt on a stone

(Submitted by Musikagileak) Helga Arias (b. 1984, in Bilbao, Basque country) studied composition with Mario Garuti (Conservatorio G.Verdi Milan) and Beat Furrer (Kuntsuniversität Graz) and computer music with Javier Torres Maldonado (Conservatorio A. Boito Parma) and Karlheinz Essl (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien). Her music has been performed in several festivals and music…

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Alexander Schubert (pixelated)

Alexander Schubert: Codec Error

(Submitted by ISCM – GERMAN SECTION) Alexander Schubert (born 1979 in Bremen) studied bioinformatics in Leipzig and Multimedia Composition with Georg Hajdu and Manfred Stahnke in Hamburg. During his studies he has worked as a musician and composer in a variety of different environments. In addition, Schubert worked at the ZKM (Centre for Art and…

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Sofia MARTINEZ

Sofía Martínez: Siempre Todavía

(Submitted by Musikagileak) Sofía Martínez (b. 1965) was born in Vitoria (Basque Country) and studied composition with Carmelo Bernaola and Emmanuel Nunes (Romainville, France). She conducted the Pf. Choir (Paris), was an organist at the lutherian “Eglise Trinité” (Paris) and stayed at the Spanish Academy in Rome. She taught music at the “Conservatoire de Paris…

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