Due to the global pandemic, the 2020 ISCM World New Music Days which had been originally scheduled to take place in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand, has been officially rescheduled for 23-30 August 2022.
The festival concerts will be programmed from ISCM official submissions and independent submissions to the 2020 Call for Works as well as New Zealand works selected by the Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ), the organizers and host of the 2022 WNMD. ISCM’s General Assembly will take place during the Auckland portion of the festival after which delegates and other festival attendees will travel to Christchurch where the festival will continue alongside the Asian Composers League Festival, marking the first-ever concurrent convenings of the ISCM and the ACL.
We would also like to draw the attention of both members and individual submitters to the ISCM Young Composer Award (YCA) presented during each ISCM WNMD festival to a composer under the age of 35 whose work was performed during the festival. The YCA consists of a cash prize and a commission for a new work to be presented at a future edition of the ISCM World Music Days.
The artistic team for the 2022 ISCM World New Music Days is Glenda Keam (Festival Director, and President of the ISCM), Samuel Holloway (Associate Director – Artistic), and Chris Gendall (CANZ President, and ExCom member of the ACL).
For more information, please contact [email protected].