2018 ISCM World New Music Days
2018 Beijing Modern Music Festival
In May 19-26, 2018, the annual ISCM World New Music Days 2018 and Beijing Modern Music Festival 2018 will be held in Beijing.
Founded in 1922 at Salzburg, Austria, International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is an organization aimed to promote contemporary music. It holds World New Music Days in a different country each year, with the purpose of promoting the composition and performance of top contemporary music works. A large number of master composers have earned their fame through ISCM in its 92-year history. Upholding the concept of aesthetic diversity of music, ISCM displays the diverse development of contemporary new music, and encourages composers to submit works of various styles. Over the years, a large number of works by renowned composers have been performed by ISCM. The wonderful performance of the chamber music works and new symphonic works by young composers from all over the world has left deep impression on people.
ISCM is comprised of country representatives, group representatives and individual honorary members. The executive committee holds a plenary meeting each year for discussing, assessing and casting votes on all kinds of topics related to ISCM. Each member section submits six pieces of work (In addition each individual person can submit one piece of work) to World New Music Days each year for appraisal. Exhibition performances of the selected works would be staged during the music festival.
Beijing Modern Music Festival (BMMF) is a state-level music gala supported by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture and sponsored by Central Conservatory of Music. BMMF has grown mature over the years and has become a modern music gala with great influences both at home and abroad. Rich music achievements have been scored over the years of accumulation. For example, more than 400 concerts for selected music works have been held, more than 100 lectures and master classes have been given, and a large number of academic monographs, music scores and audio-visual products have been published.
In 2018, the organizing committee of BMMF under Central Conservatory of Music will host the ISCM World New Music Days in Beijing, China.