ICSM Chairman

Christopher Fox

ISCM British Jury Reading Panel

Julian Anderson
Nicholas Hodges
Alwynne Pritchard

The British Section of the ISCM has chosen the following works for selected your work for recommendation to the International Jury:

Thomas Ades Piano Quintet
James Dillon The Book of Elements Vol IV
Richard Causton Notturno
Brian Ferneyhough Opus Contra Naturam
Simon Holt Boots of Lead


The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is an important international network of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music - the music of our time. ISCM has had a distinguished history. From its foundation in Salzburg in 1922, a receptiveness to aesthetic and stylistic diversity has been a characteristic of the Society. Today more than ever with the incredible diversity which exists in contemporary musical expression around the w orld, this ideal is still strongly supported by ISCM members.

Each year, ISCM presents the World Music Days Festival, hosted by one of ISCM's national sections, which provides a feast of contemporary music across a broad range of contemporary practice. The host nation ha s some flexibility in determining the individual themes that drive the programming of the Festival, either presenting a showcase of activity from around the world, or applying other criteria for the selection and programming of works.

The ISCM World Music Days Festival also provides an opportunity for the ISCM members to meet in their annual congress, to discuss issues affecting contemporary music and matters of mutual concern.

The ISCM British Section is managed by spnm. The activities of the ISCM British Section are funded by Arts Council England.

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