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]

Igal Myrtenbaum

Igal Myrtenbaum: Comping the Empty Wheel

Dr. Igal Myrtenbaum is a composer, lecturer and educator. His work and passion ranges from synchronizing sounds to studying how people synchronize, through learning communities and multi-cultural environments. Composing both electronic and music for acoustic instruments, his projects and works are performed world-wide and he is giving lectures and clinics to a variety of audiences from…

Alice Ping Yee Ho

Alice Ping Yee Ho: Begin

Alice Ping Yee Ho (b. 1960) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian composer acclaimed for her “distinctly individual”style and “organic flow of imagination”. She has written in many musical genres and received numerous national and international awards, including the 2016 Louis Applebaum Composers Award, the 2014 Prince Edward Island Symphony Composers Competition, the 2014 Kitchener Waterloo…

Olli Koskelin

Olli Koskelin: Animal II

Olli Koskelin (born 16 April 1955) was tutored in composition by Jukka Tiensuu and Eero Hämeenniemi as well as the French composer Tristan Murail. Koskelin also studied the clarinet at the Helsinki conservatory and musicology at the University of Helsinki. He has taught music at the Dance Department of the Theatre Academy in Helsinki since…

Karen Tanaka

Karen Tanaka: Sleep Deeply

Karen Tanaka was born in Tokyo in 1961. Her works have been performed by distinguished orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France among many others. After studying composition at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, she moved to Paris in 1986 to study…

Adrian Lam

Adrian Lam: Recreational Mathematics

Adrian Lam graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and obtained his M.Phil. in Music from the University of Hong Kong. He learned the piano with Eva Lue, Colin Stone and Raymond Fischer, and studied composition with Christopher Colemen, Christopher Keyes and Joshua Chan. He holds a distinction in LTCL Piano,…

Asta Hyvärinen

Asta Hyvärinen: Star Child Arise/Star Child Aria

Asta Hyvärinen (b. 1963) has described her composition style with the term “surrealist-cubism”. This means the structures are based on the surrealistic (subconscious) process and the sonic details appearance as cubistic. She uses also the term “whole tonality” which means equality of any kind of sounding material (chromatic; microtonal; noises & any kind of unpitched…

Chien-Wen CHENG

Chien-Wen Cheng: Lotus in the Rain

Chien-Wen Cheng (b. 1972) received his D.M.A. in Music Composition at the University of North Texas, specializing in interactive computer music. Currently he works as associate professor in the Department of Interaction Design at National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan. He has won numerous composition awards and honors mainly including: “best background score” at…

Helena Skljarov

Helena Skljarov: Bugs

Helena Skljarov (b. 1993 in Zagreb) graduated in musicology from the Music Academy, University of Zagreb in 2017. In 2014, she began the study of composition at the same university in the class of Prof. Berislav Šipuš. In 2018, she received the Rector’s Award for her composition Pulsar which was premiered in Zagreb by a student orchestra…

Veli Kujala

Veli Kujala: Coral Fantasy

Veli Kujala (b. 1976) studied concert accordion and composition at the Sibelius-Academy receiving his Doctor of Music degree with distinction in 2010. He is a prizewinner of many international competitions for soloists and for composition. His compositional output covers a wide variety of genres ranging from electro-acoustic to orchestral works. His composer portrait CD Hyperorganism…

Evelyn Frosini

Evelyn Celeste Frosini: Samoa

Evelyn Celeste Frosini (b. 1983) is a composer and sound designer. She studied Composition at the National University of Arts (UNA) and Sound Design at the National School of Cinematographic Experimentation and Direction (ENERC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently, she is a professor, Co-Director of the DaMus Electroacoustic Ensemble in the National University of the…