ISCM-Musika Bulegoa Choral Composition Competition Winners Announced

ISCM-Musika Bulegoa Choral Composition Competition Winners Luis Serrapio and Carlotta Ferrari 

Last April, as part of the “ISCM Collaborative Series” initiative, Musika Bulegoa and Musikagileak, the Basque partners of the ISCM, announced a Composition Competition for works for amateur choirs, intending to give new momentum to the contemporary choral scene. After analyzing more than forty works from all over the world, the jury, joined by Mikel…

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International Review of Composers Call for Scores Announced

Logo for the International Review of Composers from Serbia

The Composers’ Association of Serbia has announced a call for scores for the 32nd International Review of Composers which will take place in Belgrade from 5–10 October 2023. The Call is not anonymous. The application is free of charge. The same composer can submit pieces in various categories, but it is not possible to submit…

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11th Rivers Awards Composition Competition (RACC) 2022 Announced

Shanghai Conservatory

The Shanghai Conservatory of Music has announced the 11th Rivers Awards Composition Competition (RACC). RACC aims to promote extensive exchange between Chinese and Western music, encouraging innovative and explorative composition for Chinese and Western musical instruments, and build a high-end platform to introduce outstanding original musical works to the public. A positive theme that embodies…

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ISCM Statement on Ukraine

The ISCM acknowledges with horror and dismay the invasion and war currently being waged on Ukraine. We denounce all such attacks, and their threat to life and civilization. The ISCM arose 100 years ago from a desire to contribute to world peace and respect through musical collaboration and sharing of insights. The attacks currently occurring…

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Celebrating André Laporte at 90

André Laporte

The Royal Conservatoire of Brussels will honor Belgian composer and ISCM Honorary Member André Laporte in celebration of his 90th birthday in a ceremony on Wednesday November 17th at 17:00 (CET) at the conservatoire (Regentschapstraat 30, 1000 Brussels). Dr. Yves Knockaert will give a short introduction on the career and oeuvre of the composer, drawing…

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Remembering R. Murray Schafer (1933-2021)

R. Murray Schafer (photo by André Leduc)

[Ed. Note: Canadian composer, acoustic ecologist, and ISCM Honorary Member R. Murray Schafer passed away on August 14, 2021. In honor of his memory we are posted some reflections on him from three Canadian composer colleagues which have been mostly adapted from comments that were read during the 2017 ISCM General Assembly in Vancouver during…

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Works Chosen for the 2021 ISCM WNMD

Shanghai City skyline

The organizers of the 2021 ISCM World New Music Days in Shanghai and Nanning, China, have announced their selection of works which will be performed during the festival. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing dangers posed by the pandemic around the world, the festival will not be able to take place in September 2021 as was…

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Mozarteum University Salzburg to Host International Symposium Marking ISCM’s Centenary

Universitat Mozarteum logo

From 20-22 April 2022, the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, in cooperation with the Royal Musical Association and the Austrian section of the Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (the International Society for New Music – ISCM), will host a three-day international conference focused on the centenary of the ISCM. The conference seeks to examine the…

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Remembering Walter

Walter de Schepper (photo byAnna Dorota Władyczka)

[Ed. Note: It is with great sadness that we report on the death of Walter De Schepper, who served as ISCM’s Treasurer from 2016 to 2020, on 24 January 2021. Below are some personal reminiscences of Walter by Peter Swinnen, ISCM’s President from 2014 to 2019 as well as a friend and colleague at the…

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Walter De Schepper (1963-2021)

Walter De Schepper in Beijing (2018) Photo by Anna Dorota Władyczka.

The ISCM is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Walter de Schepper. Walter was the ISCM’s Treasurer from 2016-2020, and assisted us greatly during a period of significant change. His personal enthusiastic style in meetings drew us into closer accord in relation to our financial planning, and we were also extremely grateful…

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