The ISCM Virtual Collaborative Series

Virtual collaborative series - from the ISCM members

The COVID-19 pandemic has made online activity more crucial than ever before by hindering numerous live events, many concerts included. Now is the right time to strengthen the online presence of contemporary music!

The goal of the project is to foster presence and coverage of contemporary music online via social media. We should not bear with just being overshadowed by popular and commercial music. Instead, let’s tease and entertain an audience looking for a new musical experience into getting acquainted with the best contemporary music available.

We hope that our social media project will, in its small way, help to motivate accessible discussions online, keeping our community more engaged. We also hope that our Facebook Showcases will build bridges between  different types of contemporary music, composed and performed in various regions of the World.

We look forward to making available internet wide all this exciting music and to nurturing a new audience for it!

– Irina Hasnas

[Ed. note: All ISCM Sections and Associate Member Organizations in good standing are invited to submit up to 6 works by composers in their region to be considered for inclusion in this newly launched ISCM Virtual Collaborative Series. There will be a new work posted every day during the first week of the launch and thereafter new works will be posted on an ongoing basis. Please come back to this site often to listen in as new works are added or to listen again to works that have already been posted. – FJO]

Solomiya Moroz

Solomiya Moroz/SAS: In D

Solomiya Moroz (b. 1981 in Lviv) is a Canadian-Ukrainian composer-performer. She has a PhD in music composition from the University of Huddersfield. Her music compositions have been presented as part of Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music, Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival in Lviv and other festivals. As a flautist and electronic…

Joseph Davies (Photo by Kasia Wozniak)

Joseph Davies: Hymn to Hermes

Joseph Davies (born in Cardiff in 1987) has been hailed as “one of the brightest of rising stars” (Bernard Clarke, RTÉ) whose music, described as “extraordinarily vivid and exuberant” (Ivan Hewitt, BBC Radio 3) has been performed and broadcast throughout Europe and the USA. Commissions range from virtuosic chamber-size works for some of the most…

Victor Kaminskyi

Victor Kaminskyi: Quasi una Sonata

Victor Kaminskiy (b. 1953) is a Ukrainian composer, teacher, theorist, and social activist. He studied at the Khmelnytsky College of Music before entering the Lviv State Conservatory M. V. Lysenka. Starting out exploring avant-garde trends, Kaminskiy turned to neoromanticism and neo-folk styles in his symphony, his first violin concerto, and the oboe concerto. After he…

Claire McCue

Claire McCue: I Regret your Sex

Claire McCue (b. 1977) is a classically trained contemporary composer, collaborator and music educator born and based in Glasgow. Her music has been performed across the UK, as well as Internationally, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Scotland. Claire also enjoys collaborative work and working with other artforms, particularly dance (having…

Maxim Kolomiiets

Maxim Kolomiiets: Compressed Light

Maxim Kolomiiets (b. 1981) is a composer and oboist from Kyiv. He graduated from the National Music Academy of Ukraine as an oboist (2005) and as a composer (2009) and from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln as a composer (class of Johannes Schöllhorn, 2016). He is the winner of the national competitions Gradus…

Mari Sainio, photo by Janica Lönn

Mari Sainio: The Raven

Mari Sainio (b. 1989) is a Finnish composer who works in different types of classical music and movieprojects around the world. She combines classical music elements with cinematic melodies and electronic soundscapes with what could be termed a ‘post-rock pathos’. Sainio, a graduate of the Royal College of Music and the Sibelius Academy, has been…

Alexander Shchetynsky

Alexander Shchetynsky: Know Yourself

Alexander Shchetynsky (b. 1960) is a Ukrainian composer born and based in Kharkiv. At the age of about 30, he developed his personal post-serial style based on combination of quasi-serial procedures and special attention to attractiveness of sound material and to melody as a source of expression. Another fundamental feature of his music is its…

Alejandra Odgers

Alejandra Odgers: La paix – le voyage

Alejandra Odgers is a Mexican-Canadian composer of over fifty works, including a dozen for orchestra. Her compositions have been played by several orchestras in Mexico (OSN, OFCM, OSX, OSCCH, OSIPN, etc.), the Orchestra of North University (Paraguay), Montreal’s University Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra MUSAIC (Manitoba), the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil and the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal), the…

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….

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…