Yasunoshin Morita wins 2013 ISCM Young Composer Award in partnership with Music on Main

Japanese composer Yasunoshin Morita has won this year’s International Society for Contemporary Music Young Composer Award. Presented in partnership with Vancouver’s Music on Main, the prize includes a commission for the 2015 World New Music Days in Slovenia.  Morita’s winning piece, The History of Songs & Words for choir was performed in Vienna on November 13, 2013 during this year’s World New Music Days. For the first time, Music on Main has teamed up with ISCM to present this commissioning award to a young composer. The 2013 festival took place November 4-14 in Slovakia and Austria with more than 30 pieces by composers under the age of 35 performed. The 2014 World New Music Days will take place in Wrocław, Poland from October 3-12, 2014.