IT’S DIFFICULT TO BE A WORLD SHOWCASE WITH LIMITED RESOURCES: THE 2015 ISCM WORLD MUSIC DAYSBy Frank J. Oteri on October 23, 2015
Before trekking to Ljubljana, Slovenia for the 2015 World Music Days (WMD), the signature annual music festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), I had attended three previous editions of this one-of-a-kind event. There is no other music festival on the planet that attempts to bring together a selection of recently composed music that has been vetted by new music organizations from countries on six continents.
(WMD takes place in a different location every year in co-production with a local presenter, and the programming is always a combination of local new music and mandated international repertoire culled from ISCM member organizations’ submissions.)
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