ISCM World New Music Days 2021 in China – Call for Works

Deadline: 5 February 2020 17:00

ISCM World New Music Days 2021 in China – Call for Works by the ISCM Irish Section (Association of Irish Composers) and the Irish Associate Member (Contemporary Music Centre)

The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days 2021 will take place in Shanghai and Nanning from September 17 – 25, 2021 (Shanghai: September 17 – 20, 2021; Nanning: September 21 – 25, 2021).

The Irish section of the ISCM (the Association of Irish Composers) and the Irish Associate Member (the Contemporary Music Centre), are happy to announce the call for works for nomination for the ISCM World New Music Days 2021. 

AIC and CMC are working collaboratively with the aim of increased representation by composers from Ireland at the ISCM World New Music Days 2021 and into the future. As the Irish section, AIC may submit up to six works for consideration and as the Irish Associate Member, CMC may also submit six additional works for consideration by the ISCM. 

At least one work from every official submission will be performed at the festival. This is a combined call from both organisations, and up to twelve pieces from Ireland will be nominated for inclusion, with at least two pieces guaranteed to be performed. Preference will be given to shorter compositions, and to pieces composed after 2012.

The AIC and CMC will convene a panel who will select up to a maximum of twelve works for consideration by the ISCM festival jury.  In the consideration of these works both AIC and CMC are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, with a particular focus on gender parity. The selection panel and the nominated pieces will reflect those values.

Submission to the AIC/CMC call for scores is free of charge. All AIC members and/or composers represented by CMC are eligible to submit for consideration in the Irish call. Individual submissions may also be submitted by composers at their own expense (see below). Please note that the Irish deadline is earlier than the one on the ISCM web page. This is to ensure composers have time to submit individual applications if they are not selected in the AIC/CMC call.

Submissions to the AIC/CMC Call for works should be sent to the AIC by 5pm on Friday 5th February 2021 by email to coordinator@composers.ie, with the subject line “ISCM 2021”.

For further details please see the attached pdfPDF iconiscm_world_new_music_days_2021_call.pdf