ISCM World New Music Days 2017 coming to Vancouver

Music on Main is thrilled to announce that Vancouver will host the ISCM World New Music Days in November 2017!

The ISCM World New Music Days 2017 will be presented by Canadian League of Composers with Music on Main. Our own David Pay will act as Artistic Director, with conductor Morna Edmundson as Administrative Director, and composer Jim Hiscott chairing the Advisory Committee.  Jim Hiscott and David Pay presented the successful bid in Wrocław, Poland.

The International Society for Contemporary Music is an international network of members from nearly fifty countries and is devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music – the music of our time.  Since 1923, its annual festival has been organized each year by a different host. The festival presents music from each of our members, showcasing the incredible diversity of musical practice in our time.

In its 91-year history, ISCM World New Music Days has only once before been held in Canada in 1984 (Toronto & Montreal). The Festival was last held in North America in 1993 (Mexico City).

We’re looking forward to working with this incredible team to strengthen contemporary music communities around the world.