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Celebrating André Laporte at 90

The Royal Conservatoire of Brussels will honor Belgian composer and ISCM Honorary Member André Laporte in celebration of his 90th birthday in a ceremony on Wednesday November 17th at 17:00 (CET) at the conservatoire (Regentschapstraat 30, 1000 Brussels). Dr. Yves Knockaert will give a short introduction on the career and oeuvre of the composer, drawing…

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Remembering R. Murray Schafer (1933-2021)

[Ed. Note: Canadian composer, acoustic ecologist, and ISCM Honorary Member R. Murray Schafer passed away on August 14, 2021. In honor of his memory we are posted some reflections on him from three Canadian composer colleagues which have been mostly adapted from comments that were read during the 2017 ISCM General Assembly in Vancouver during…

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Works Chosen for the 2021 ISCM WNMD

The organizers of the 2021 ISCM World New Music Days in Shanghai and Nanning, China, have announced their selection of works which will be performed during the festival. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing dangers posed by the pandemic around the world, the festival will not be able to take place in September 2021 as was…

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Composers’ Association of Serbia Announces a Call for Scores – Deadline 31 Oct 2021

The Composers’ Association of Serbia has announced a Call for Scores for the 31st International Review of Composers, 2022 which will take place in Belgrade from 1 to 5 October 2022. The Call is open until 31 October 2021 at midnight (Central European Time – CET). Submission is FREE and not anonymous. All eligible submissions…

First Hong Kong International Composition Competition for Chromatic Harmonica 2021

The 1st Hong Kong International Composition Competition for Chromatic Harmonica 2021 is a multi-faceted musical event presented by the Hong Kong Harmonica Association. The Association envisions to enrich local and global harmonica culture with this world-class competition, which is the first large-scale global competition dedicated specifically to music for this instrument. The HK Composers’ Guild,…

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Announcing the 10th Rivers Awards Composition Competition (RACC) 2021

The Shanghai Conservatory of Music has announced the 10th Rivers Awards Composition Competition (RACC). RACC aims to promote extensive exchange between Chinese and Western music, encouraging innovative and explorative composition for Chinese and Western musical instruments, and build a high-end platform to introduce outstanding original musical works to the public. A positive theme that embodies…

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Mozarteum University Salzburg to Host International Symposium Marking ISCM’s Centenary

From 20-22 April 2022, the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, in cooperation with the Royal Musical Association and the Austrian section of the Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (the International Society for New Music – ISCM), will host a three-day international conference focused on the centenary of the ISCM. The conference seeks to examine the…

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Remembering Walter

[Ed. Note: It is with great sadness that we report on the death of Walter De Schepper, who served as ISCM’s Treasurer from 2016 to 2020, on 24 January 2021. Below are some personal reminiscences of Walter by Peter Swinnen, ISCM’s President from 2014 to 2019 as well as a friend and colleague at the…

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Walter De Schepper (1963-2021)

The ISCM is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Walter de Schepper. Walter was the ISCM’s Treasurer from 2016-2020, and assisted us greatly during a period of significant change. His personal enthusiastic style in meetings drew us into closer accord in relation to our financial planning, and we were also extremely grateful…

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John Davis is leaving the Australian Music Centre after 32 years

The ISCM has been alerted to the resignation of John Davis from his position of CEO of the Australian Music Centre (AMC).  Over 32 years working for the organization, the last 25 of which he held the position of CEO, John has actively facilitated transformation and fostered strength in the new music sectors across Australia…