Reports from the 2023 ISCM World New Music Days in South Africa

A mouth bow duo performing in Johannesburg's Untitled Basement on November 25, 2023 during the 2023 ISCM World New Music Days in South Africa

[Ed. note: From 24 November to 3 December 2023, the delegates of the International Society for Contemporary Music met for the first time on the continent of Africa for the 2023 ISCM World New Music Days, an historic festival in Johannesburg, Soweto, and Cape Town, South Africa which featured repertoire submitted by ISCM member organizations…

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Rodrigo Herrera Muñoz: Postre Colchaguino

Rodrigo Herrera Muñoz

Rodrigo Herrera Muñoz (b. 1981) studied composition at the Catholic University of Chile, being a student of Alejandro Guarello, Pablo Aranda, and Rafael Díaz. His works have been performed by the following groups: Symphony Orchestra of the University of La Serena, PUCV Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Universidad de Los Andes, Chilean Chamber Orchestra, Chilean Symphony Orchestra,…

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Iryna Kyrylina: Zapalyu svichu

Iryna Kyrylina

Iryna Kyrylina (25 March 1953 – 4 September 2017) was a Ukrainian composer. She was born in Dresden, Germany, and studied with R.I. Vereschagin at the Kiev Musical College, and with M.V. Dremlyuga at the Kiev Conservatory, graduating in 1977. After completing her studies, she taught at a Kiev Music School and directed children’s choirs.…

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João Madureira: Open Enclosure

João Madureira

(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…

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ISCM World New Music Days 2021 Call for Scores Announced

Shanghai City skyline

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)…

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In Memoriam Stephan Dunkelman (1956-2020)

Stephan Dunkelman standing outside and holding his jacket on his arm,

Stephan’s spirit possessed an uncommon lightness, suppleness and expansiveness because it was blessed by something larger than life. As a wonderful composer, his music is replete with these qualities. But, Stephan’s gifts were multifold. He was also a wonderful person, highly intelligent, extremely generous, kind, loving, honest and decent while still remaining true to his…

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2014/01/22-01/26 Ultraschall, ‘the other festival for innovative music’

Supported by Deutschlandradio Kultur and the kulturradio of the rbb, is on New Music. HAU Hebbel am Ufer is hosting three concerts with a total of five ensembles. They will provide a sonic space for the enormous variety of contemporary music – without aesthetic blinders and often in that transitional space to theatre, which is…

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Michael Seltenreich Wins the 2018 ISCM Young Composer Award

Israeli-born, USA-based composer Michael Seltenreich has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 ISCM Young Composers Award for his 2010 flute-clarinet-violin-‘cello-piano-percussion sextet Sparks & Flares which was performed by the Ensemble Tempus Loquendi under the direction of Jiao Yang at the Central Conservatory of Music’s Prince Mansion Concert Hall during the 2018…

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