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]

Stefan Prins

Stefan Prins: Generation Kill

(Submitted by ISCM – GERMAN SECTION) Stefan Prins (Belgium, b. 1979, Belgium) graduated as an engineer before studying piano, composition, and electronic music at the Royal Flemish Conservatory, the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. In 2017 he obtained a PhD in composition at Harvard University under the guidance of…

Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman-square

Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman: Kropka Na Ogonie & Soroka Fruwa

(Submitted by ISCM – FLEMISH SECTION) Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman was born in Rwanda but grew up in Belgium from the age of two. She’s an independent radio producer, vocalist and composer trying new directions by fusing radio art, vocal art and composition. Her main focus is her personal field recordings: a large collection of unique sounds and soundscapes from rural and urban contemporary East‐Africa. Sound‐bit…

Sanda Majurec

Sanda Majurec: Contrattempo

(Submitted by ISCM – CROATIAN SECTION) Composer and harpsichordist Sanda Majurec (b. 1971, Croatia) graduated with a degree in composition at the Music Academy in Zagreb with prof. Stanko Horvat and harpsichord under Višnja Mažuran. She furthered her studies in Semmering with Erich Urbanner, in Szombately with Michael Jarrell, and in the Darmstadt Summer Courses. She…

Norio Fukushi

Norio Fukushi: Seigai-Ha

(Submitted by ISCM – JAPANESE SECTION) Norio Fukushi (b. 1945) studied at Tokyo University of the Arts and in France, where his composition teachers included Tomojiro Ikenouchi and Olivier Messiaen. Writing for both Western and traditional Japanese instruments, his compositions comprise orchestral, chamber, and solo vocal and instrumental music. He has had major works performed in…

Linda Bouchard

Linda Bouchard: Flocking for Orchestra

(Submitted by ISCM – CANADIAN SECTION) Linda Bouchard (b. 1957, Quebec) has been an active composer, orchestrator, conductor, and producer for over thirty-five years. Winner of both Composer of the Year from the Conseil Québecois de la Culture and the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1999, Bouchard received…

Onur Dülger photo by Stefanie Luger

Onur Dülger: Barzakh

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRIAN SECTION) Onur Dülger, born in 1980 in Istanbul, received two BAs in composition from Istanbul University and University of Music Vienna. Two M.A.s for instrumental and electroacoustic composition from the University of Music Vienna, and a DMA at Boston University with Michael Obst, Karlheinz Essl, Chaya Czernowin, Joshua Fineberg. His pieces,…

Aglaia Graf

Aglaia Graf: Birth of Gods

(Submitted by ISCM – SWISS SECTION) Swiss composer and pianist Aglaia Graf played her debut with orchestra at the age of 14 and began her professional musical studies in the class of Adrian Oetiker at the «Hochschule für Musik Basel» in Switzerland. After having received her Master’s in Performance with distinction in 2007, she furthered her…

Eliott Delafosse

Eliott Delafosse: 1010011010

(Submitted by ISCM – Wallonian Section) Eliott Delafosse is a French composer and sound artist based in Brussels who is very interested in the interaction between electroacoustic and instrumental writing and the ambiguity that can exist at their border. His experience in electronic music feeds his acoustic work, and vice versa. His works have been performed…

Laura Manolache

Laura Manolache: Thinking EDEN

(Submitted by ARFA) Laura Manolache (b. 1959) studied at the National Music University of Bucharest (NMUB) – musicology and composition; obtained DAAD research scholarships and also the scholarship offered by the Romanian Academy. Didactic activity at the NMUB since 1991; Musicology PhD in 1995. 2006 – 2012, she acted as General Director of “George Enescu” National…

Kristian Blak

Kristian Blak: Water & Stone

(Submitted by ISCM – FAROE ISLANDS SECTION) Kristian Blak (b. 1947) is involved in a wide range of musical activities. Based in the Faroe Islands, he composes for international classical ensembles, performs locally and tours internationally as a musician and band leader with jazz, folk and world music groups. His compositions include works for solo…