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]

Iulia Cibisescu-Duran

Iulia Cibisescu-Duran: Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra No. 2

(Submitted by ARFA) Iulia-Narcisa Cibișescu-Duran (b.1966) is a Romanian composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, and vocal works that have been performed in Germany, France, Italy, USA, Brazil, Bolivia, and Australia. Ms. Cibișescu-Duran studied composition with Cornel Taranu and then orchestral conducting with Emil Simon and Petre Sbarcea at ”Ghe. Dima” National Music Academy of Cluj-Napoca,…

Peter Hatch

Peter Hatch: Forest for the Trees

(Submitted by ISCM – CANADIAN SECTION) Composer and music curator Peter Hatch (b. 1957) has composed works in a large number of genres, from orchestral and chamber music to instrumental theatre, electroacoustics and installations. Known for his interest in revitalizing the listening experience, Hatch’s compositions are both heady and playful, profound and humorous. His works…

Zorada Temmingh

Zorada Temmingh: Wavering

(Submitted by ISCM – SOUTH AFRICA SECTION) Zorada Temmingh is considered one of South Africa’s foremost organ improvisers. In addition to being the first South African to release a CD with organ improvisations (she has released six to date), she was also the first to do soundtrack improvisations for silent movies. For her groundbreaking contribution…

Walter Sallinen

Walter Sallinen: Angelus Novus

(Submitted by ISCM – FINNISH SECTION) Walter Sallinen (b. 1991) is a Helsinki-based composer and sound artist. Sallinen’s artistic practice explores the potential of interdisciplinarity both as a compositional tool and as a key for unforeseen collaborative concepts. Angelus Novus is the last part from Sallinen’s sound ritual UXO (2019), an electroacoustic piece for 4…

Batya Frenklakh

Batya Frenklakh: Nocturne

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Batya Frenklakh (b. 1992) is a master’s degree student in composition at Anton Bruckner Private University under the direction of Prof. Carola Bauckholt (’19-). Previously she studied with Mr. Dan Yuhas (’14-’17) and Mr. Reuben Seroussi (’17-’19), and completed her first master at The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at…

Emre Sihan Kaleli

Emre Sihan Kaleli: Adjacent rooms, for Borges

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRIAN SECTION) Emre Sihan Kaleli (b. 1987) is a Turkish composer currently based in Vienna. He studied and acquired professional experience in four countries: Turkey, Uzbekistan, the Netherlands, and Austria. Close artistic collaborations with certain soloists and collectives, namely Matthias Arter (Switzerland), Aleksandra Bajde (Slovenia), the Omnibus Ensemble (Uzbekistan), the pre-art soloists (Switzerland), the…

Karin Wetzel

Karin Wetzel: Glass Body

(Submitted by ISCM – SWISS SECTION) The compositional output of Karin Wetzel (b. 1981) encompasses works for solo instrument, ensemble, orchestra, electroacoustic works, live-electronics, and installations. As a part of her artistic-scientific research project about poly-works, Karin has created several work series over the last years, exploring the possibilities of simultaneity and dividual performance practices….

Panagiotis Theodossiou

Panagiotis Theodossiou: Between Times

(Submitted by ISCM – GREEK SECTION) Panagiotis Theodossiou (b. 1964) studied Composition, Piano, Jazz Piano, and holds a bachelor in Theology by the Greek Kapodistrian University. He holds a master’s degree in Composition Master of Music Composition-MMus by the Department of Music Studies of Ionian University, Corfu, Greece in which he is continuing his doctorate…

Mihaela Vosganian

Mihaela Vosganian: Jupiterian

(Submitted by ARFA) Mihaela Vosganian (b. 1961) received a degree in composition and a PHD from the Bucharest University of Music where she is currently professor of composition, polyphony, and contemporary languages. After graduation she received professional grants in London and Amsterdam. She has won prizes including Santa Cecilia Alba Adriatica (1992, Italy), INM Consortium…

Andrew Staniland

Andrew Staniland: Orion Constellation Theory

(Submitted by ISCM – CANADIAN SECTION) Andrew Staniland (b. 1977) has established himself as one of Canada’s most important and innovative musical voices. His music is performed and broadcast internationally and has been described by Alex Ross in The New Yorker magazine as “alternately beautiful and terrifying.” Important accolades include 3 Juno nominations, an ECMA…