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ISCM World New Music Days 2017

ISCM World New Music Days 2017

NOVEMBER 2 – 8, 2017

presented by
The International Society for Contemporary Music
The International Society for Contemporary Music Canadian Section
The Canadian League of Composers/La Ligue canadienne des compositeurs
Music on Main

venues throughout Vancouver

Visit the ISCM2017 website.

In November 2017, Canada welcomed the world when Vancouver hosted the ISCM World New Music Days 2017.

Since its founding in 1922, the International Society for Contemporary Music has been the world’s premier network for new music.  Its annual festival is hosted in different cities across the globe.  In 2017, the Canadian League of Composers and Music on Main welcomed more than 50 countries for a festival of new music and a 7-day celebration of new ideas, new collaborations, and new fusions.


Other ISCM World New Music Days

2022     Auckland & Christchurch, New Zealand
2021     Shanghai & Nanning, China (cancelled)
2020     Postponed to 2022
2019     Tallinn, Estonia
2018     Beijing, China
2017     Vancouver, Canada
2016     Tongyeong, South Korea
2015     Slovenia
2014     Wrocław, Poland
2013     Košice & Bratislava, Slovakia; Vienna, Austria
2012     Belgium
2011      Zagreb, Croatia
2010     Sydney, Australia

For a complete list of ISCM festivals since 1923, click here.


ISCM World New Music Days 2017
David Pay, Artistic Director
Morna Edmundson, Administrative Director
Jim Hiscott, President, ISCM Canadian Section


Presented with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, Creative BC, City of Vancouver, SOCAN Foundation, Deux Mille Foundation and Hamber Foundation.