The International Society for Contemporary Music
The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is an important international network of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music - the music of our time. ISCM has had a distinguished history. From its foundation in Salzburg in 1922, receptiveness to aesthetic and stylistic diversity has been a characteristic of the society. Today, more than ever, with the incredible diversity which exists in contemporary musical expression around the world, this ideal is still strongly supported by ISCM members.
Each year, ISCM presents the World Music Days Festival, hosted by one of the ISCM's members, which provides a feast of contemporary music across a broad range of practice. The host nation has some flexibility in determining the individual themes that drive the programming of the festival, either presenting a showcase of activity from around the world, or applying other criteria for the selection and programming of works. The ISCM World Music Days Festival also provides an opportunity for the ISCM members to meet in their annual congress, to discuss issues affecting contemporary music and matters of mutual concern.
Sound and Music administrates the British Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music.
ISCM World Music Days 2013
The programme of works selected by the international jury for inclusion in the ISCM World Music Days 2013 in Vienna, Bratislava and Kosice will feature a performance of Robert Rusconi's De Materia solida e corporea.
ISCM World Music Days 2014
The British panel has selected the following works to submit to the International Jury for the World Music Days in Wroclaw 2014:
Julian Anderson - The Discovery of Heaven for orchestra
Colin Broom - Harbinger for orchestra
Felipe Otondo - Irama
Jonathan Pitkin - Con Spirito for piano and Yamaha Disklavier
Jo Thomas - Crystal Sounds of a Synchrotron
Jobina Tinnemanns - Shakespeare and Hedgeshear
Past World Music Days events:
British Composers in World Music Days 2012 - Flanders
The programme of works, selected for inclusion by the international jury, for the ISCM World Music Days, Flanders 25 - 31 October 2012 has been announced and the ISCM Britain and SAM are delighted that the UK will be represented by six composers in the Festival:
Robert Rusconi Elegie for double bass and live electronics (selected by the ECPNM European Competition for Live Electronic Music Projects 2012, held under auspices of ISCM WMD)
3 November, Antwerp. De Singel