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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.

Zoltan Almashi

Zoltan Almashi: Nostalgie

Zoltan Almashi (b. 1975, Lviv) is a Ukrainian composer, cellist, teacher, organizer of musical life, and one of the founders and leaders of the festival of classical and modern chamber music “Gulfstream”. He was born into the family of a musicians. In 1993 he graduated from Lviv Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School named after S. Krushelnytska….

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Philip Dadson

Philip Dadson: Global Hockets

Philip Dadson (b. 1946) is a sound and intermedia artist with an interdisciplinary practice including solo performances and exhibitions, building experimental instruments and sonic objects, video/sound installation; music composition, graphic scores and improvisations on invented instruments. He is the founder of the sound-performance group, From Scratch, (1974–2002), known widely for its rhythmic and distinctive performances…

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Anna Arkushyna (UKR flag)

Anna Arkushyna: Images of Dust

Anna Arkushyna was born 1989 in Lutsk (Ukraine). In 2017 she completed her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (in the composition class of Prof. Beat Furrer). From 2015 to 2019, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Music, in the class of Prof. Marko Ciciliani and Prof. Daniel Mayer. Since 2020, she…

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Harry Suilamo

Harri Suilamo: Die Trauben hängen saftig – Bernhard-Fragmente II

Harri Suilamo (born 1954 in Uskela, Finland) initially graduated from the University of Turku with a degree in musicology, after which he continued his studies at the Sibelius Academy as a pupil of Paavo Heininen. Suilamo’s compositional output focuses primarily on chamber music. He has also composed pieces for children and young performers. By 2016,…

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Bogdana Frolyak

Bohdana Frolyak: Lux aeterna

Bohdana Frolyak (born 1968 in Vydyniv, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine) made her first musical steps in her native village under the guidance of Vasyl Kufliuk, a village teacher who gained his musical education in Warsaw. In 1986, she graduated from Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv Musical School after studying piano, music theory and composition. In 1991, she graduated from Lviv Conservatory as a composer. Her teachers in the academy…

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Stephen Yip

Stephen Yip: By the Lotus Pond

Stephen Yip, born in Hong Kong and now living in U.S.A., received his doctor of musical arts (D.M.A.) at Rice University and bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Israel, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy,…

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Victoria Poleva

Victoria Polevá: No man is an Island

Ukrainian composer Victoria Polevá (born 1962 in Kiev) has been stylistically identified with “sacred minimalism” whose most famous practitioners include Arvo Pärt, Peteris Vasks, John Tavener, and Henryk Gorecki since the late 1990s. An important period in Victoria Polevá’s creative work is related to intensive studies and embodiment of texts from divine services. The daughter of…

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Karmella Tsepkolenko

Karmella Tsepkolenko: Alles, Ausser – Was Noch Alles Ist…

Ukrainian composer Karmella Tsepkolenko (b. 1955 in Odessa) has written orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano works that have been performed in Europe, Asia, and North America. Prof. Tsepkolenko studied composition with Aleksandr Kogan and piano with Grigory Buchynsky and Yelena Pannikova at the School of Stolyarsky in Odessa from 1962–73. She then studied composition with…

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Oleksandr Kozarenko

Oleksandr Kozarenko: Prieres à la Vierge Marie

Oleksandr Kozarenko (born 1963) in Kolomyia in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast is composer, pianist and musicologist. He was a graduate of Kiev Conservatory where he took piano lessons from Volodymyr Vorobyov and studied composition with Myroslav Skoryk. In 1984 he became a winner of the Mykola Lysenko International Music Competition and two years later won  All-Ukrainian Competition  diploma. Ten years later he became a recipient…

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Hanna Havrylets

Hanna Havrylets: Chorale for Strings

Hanna Havrylets (1958-2022) was an important Ukrainian composer and teacher. She received her earliest musical education in her native village Vydyniv (in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast), studying with Vasyl Kufliuk, the author of a unique system for the development of musical hearing. From 1968 to 1977, she studied at the Solomiya Krushelnytska Secondary Specialized Music School…

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