ISCM World New Music Days 2024 - Faroe Islands: Call for Works

28 August 2023 16:00 - 25 September 2023 23:00

The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland – the official Irish Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) – invites CMC-represented composers, and former members of the Association of Irish Composers (AIC) to submit their scores for World New Music Days (WNMD) Faroe Islands 2024.

ISCM World New Music Days festival is an annual international showcase of new music – representing contemporary work from across the globe, and this year it will take place in the Faroe Islands from 22 – 30 June 2024. There are 18 categories for which submissions are invited to be presented at the festival. 

How to make a submission via the ISCM Irish Section

Please see below for further information on the requirements, categories and guidelines. 

Submit your application with all accompanying documents by 23:00, Monday 25 September 2023 through our online form

Submissions to the CMC ISCM WNMD call are free of charge.  All CMC-represented composers and composers who were members of AIC in 2022 are eligible to submit works for consideration in the Irish call.

See the full guidelines for submission along with the list of categories in the call here.

Application notes

  • Only one work per composer may be submitted, by either official submission or individual submission (see below for details of how to make an individual submission).
  • Priority will be given to works shorter than 10 minutes in duration, except where specifically noted in a category description, and composed after 2014, with highest priority given to works composed after 2019.
  • A panel will be convened by CMC to assess the applications. Up to six works across four of the categories will be selected by the panel.
  • Works that do not conform with the category requirements in regard to instrumentation or duration will not be considered.
  • Deadline for applications 23:00, Monday 25 September 2023
  • Late applications will not be considered. 

Queries: please contact Jonathan Grimes,​​

Composers from England, Scotland and Wales:​

Any CMC-represented composers or composers who were members of the AIC in 2022 from England, Scotland and Wales are eligible to apply to their relevant national ISCM Section, bearing in mind that composers may only submit one work in total. 

Further information on these is available from our colleagues in Ty Cerdd and Sound and Music

Individual Submissions:​

Individual submissions may also be submitted by composers at their own expense. Individual submissions are not guaranteed a performance. Space in the festival for Individual Submissions is limited, but the festival will consider all submissions and perform those that can be included. You can make an individual submission through the ISCM website from 1 September onwards

Image: Faroe Islands - Nicolo Melloni © Getty Images