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]

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…

Anna Arkushyna (UKR flag)

Anna Arkushyna: Images of Dust

Anna Arkushyna was born 1989 in Lutsk (Ukraine). In 2017 she completed her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (in the composition class of Prof. Beat Furrer). From 2015 to 2019, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Music, in the class of Prof. Marko Ciciliani and Prof. Daniel Mayer. Since 2020, she…

Harry Suilamo

Harri Suilamo: Die Trauben hängen saftig – Bernhard-Fragmente II

Harri Suilamo (born 1954 in Uskela, Finland) initially graduated from the University of Turku with a degree in musicology, after which he continued his studies at the Sibelius Academy as a pupil of Paavo Heininen. Suilamo’s compositional output focuses primarily on chamber music. He has also composed pieces for children and young performers. By 2016,…

Bogdana Frolyak

Bohdana Frolyak: Lux aeterna

Bohdana Frolyak (born 1968 in Vydyniv, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine) made her first musical steps in her native village under the guidance of Vasyl Kufliuk, a village teacher who gained his musical education in Warsaw. In 1986, she graduated from Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv Musical School after studying piano, music theory and composition. In 1991, she graduated from Lviv Conservatory as a composer. Her teachers in the academy…

Stephen Yip

Stephen Yip: By the Lotus Pond

Stephen Yip, born in Hong Kong and now living in U.S.A., received his doctor of musical arts (D.M.A.) at Rice University and bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Israel, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy,…

Victoria Poleva

Victoria Polevá: No man is an Island

Ukrainian composer Victoria Polevá (born 1962 in Kiev) has been stylistically identified with “sacred minimalism” whose most famous practitioners include Arvo Pärt, Peteris Vasks, John Tavener, and Henryk Gorecki since the late 1990s. An important period in Victoria Polevá’s creative work is related to intensive studies and embodiment of texts from divine services. The daughter of…

Karmella Tsepkolenko

Karmella Tsepkolenko: Alles, Ausser – Was Noch Alles Ist…

Ukrainian composer Karmella Tsepkolenko (b. 1955 in Odessa) has written orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano works that have been performed in Europe, Asia, and North America. Prof. Tsepkolenko studied composition with Aleksandr Kogan and piano with Grigory Buchynsky and Yelena Pannikova at the School of Stolyarsky in Odessa from 1962–73. She then studied composition with…

Oleksandr Kozarenko

Oleksandr Kozarenko: Prieres à la Vierge Marie

Oleksandr Kozarenko (born 1963) in Kolomyia in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast is composer, pianist and musicologist. He was a graduate of Kiev Conservatory where he took piano lessons from Volodymyr Vorobyov and studied composition with Myroslav Skoryk. In 1984 he became a winner of the Mykola Lysenko International Music Competition and two years later won  All-Ukrainian Competition  diploma. Ten years later he became a recipient…