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]

Tiina Myllärinen

Tiina Myllärinen: Kaikki kuuluu Värinä

(Submitted by ISCM – FINNISH SECTION) Tiina Myllärinen (b. 1979) writes music that has been described as cheerfully inquisitive, vigorous, and original. She has composed orchestral, choral, chamber, and solo works and has also experimented with electroacoustic music and video. Outside Finland works by her have been performed in the United States, Italy, England, Austria,…

Armando Santiago

Armando Santiago: Quatuor à cordes 1995

(Submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) Armando Santiago, composer, conductor and professor, was born in Lisbon in 1932, and moved to Canada in 1972. His catalogue includes orchestral, chamber music, and electroacoustic works. In the evolution of his activity, Armando Santiago has always expressed himself by means of diverse technical and aesthetic means. In his…

Sheila Sanfeliz

Sheila Sanfeliz: Liaga

(Submitted by ISCM – FLEMISH SECTION) Sheila Sanfeliz Lillar (b. 1991) currently studies composition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) with M° Ivan Fedele, and electronic music at the Conservatorio Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) after studying composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, under Wim Henderickx, and at the Academy of Arts of…

IKEDA Satoru

Satoru Ikeda: Superstring Theory

(Submitted by ISCM – JAPANESE SECTION) Satoru Ikeda, born in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka prefecture in 1961, studied composition under Hiroshi Otsuki and Shin Sato. Having received a B.A. in Education from Shizuoka University in 1983 and M.M. degree in Composition from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1987, he is currently Musical Director at Shimamura Music…

Hanna Hartman

Hanna Hartman: The Revenge

(Submitted by ISCM – SWEDISH SECTION) Berlin-based Swedish sound artist and composer Hanna Hartman (b. 1961) creates compositions that are exclusively made up from authentic sounds which she has recorded around the world. Sounds are taken out of their original context and thus perceived in their purity. Hanna Hartman seeks to reveal hidden correspondences between…

Joseph Wong

Joseph Wong: Vanishing Memories

(Submitted by ISCM – HONG KONG SECTION) Joseph Wong studied composition at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of York (UK), where he obtained his MMus and PhD respectively. His major works have been performed in various music festivals and concert series in United Kingdom, Israel, South Korea, and Hong Kong. These include…

Kirsten Strom

Kirsten Strom: Ktisis

(Submitted by ISCM – NEW ZEALAND SECTION) Kirsten Strom (b. 1994) is a young New Zealand composer, conductor and creative writer. Her award-winning music has been performed internationally, commissioned, and aired on national radio. Her work often draws from mixed media, music with a conscience, the profound themes of the Bible, and the complex beauty of…

Lachlan Skipworth

Lachlan Skipworth: Clarinet Quintet

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRALIAN SECTION) The music of Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth (b. 1982) has been described as featuring ‘bold, innovative textures, and compelling melody’. His vivid musical language communicates a unique personal voice across orchestral, chamber, vocal and experimental music, and is coloured by three years spent in Japan, where his immersion in the…

Heidi Baader-Nobs

Heidi Baader-Nobs: Evasion

(Submitted by ISCM – SWISS SECTION) Heidi Nobs was born on December 5, 1940 in Delémont. She was trained as a teacher at the Ecole Normale in Delémont, where she received her first piano and violin lessons. She then began part-time violin studies at the Basel Music Academy with Rodolfo Felicani. Due to a chronic inflammation…

Tomasz Skweres

Tomasz Skweres: Impact

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRIAN SECTION) Tomasz Skweres (b. 1984) is a Polish-Austrian composer, who lives in Vienna and Regensburg in Germany. As a composer he won many prizes, competitions and received scholarships and received commissions by Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Festival Wien Modern, Niederbayerische Philharmonie, Apollon Musagete Quartet and by many…