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ISCM World Music Days: Vancouver 2017

Tŷ Cerdd administers the Welsh Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), and is pleased to announce that the call for composers to submit their scores, projects or installations for World Music Days (WMD) Canada 2017 is now published. We will be submitting shortlisted works to the Canada panel in order to meet its own deadline.

It will be organised by The International Society for Contemporary Music Canadian Section, Canadian League of Composers and Music on Main. For more information visit and will take place in Vancouver from 2 - 8 November 2017.

The ISCM World Music Days festival is an annual international showcase of new music, and this year there are 14 categories for which you can submit works to be presented at the festival in Canada. Please see below for further information on the guidelines and categories.

How to make an official submission via the ISCM Wales Section:

If you wish to apply, please supply the following documents and information by 10:00 on 17 October 2016 by email to

  1. Proof of nationality (copy of passport)
  2. Short biography (Word or PDF format) and website, if available
  3. Selection of which of the 14 categories your submission falls into (please ensure you have read the aforementioned forces in full and outline your technical rider in detail)
  4. Details of your composition including Title, Duration, Year of Composition
  5. PDF of the score or for an installation/idea/concept a Word document containing your description
  6. Details of any previous performances of the work, elsewhere, if any.
  7. Programme notes (Word or PDF format)
  8. Technical rider, if necessary, to include electro-acoustic additions to the instrumentation in your score or outline equipment required
  9. A link to a sound recording or video where your work may be streamed online, plus any passwords if necessary. (This is not essential - please see ISCM Wales Checklist for further information.)

The ISCM Wales Panel this year will consist of John Metcalf, Steph Power and Guto Puw.

For any queries, please contact Gwyn L Williams at Tŷ Cerdd (029 2063 5640)

Deadline for applications 10:00 on 17 October 2016

Late applications cannot be considered.

You shall be informed no later than November 15 as to whether your work has been shortlisted by the Welsh Panel for submission.


ISCM Wales Section
ISCM Britain exists to promote the aims of the ISCM, both within Wales, in co-operation with Composers-of-Wales and with other National Sections. The Society aims to promote contemporary music and raise its public profile, through effective global networking, communication and facilitation of multilateral activities between the members.

Its mission is to:

· Raise the profile of contemporary music through the collective strength of the Society’s global network and membership makeup.

· Pursue exposure, research and performance of contemporary music through initiatives by its membership, as well as collaboration with affiliated bodies.

· Showcase the diversity of contemporary music worldwide through the World Music Days Festival.

World Music Days

The World Music Days Festival is an annual meeting of the ISCM, organised and solely funded by different sections each year, as a platform for musical exchange and a showcase of world contemporary music, without prejudice or bias on differences in musical expressions, styles, genres or media. It aims to be a meeting place for organisations, performers and composers around the world. World Music Days takes place in consecutive days in the host country and can be organised in any format which suits the artistic and practical preferences of the organiser in accordance with ISCM Statutes, reflecting the diversity of contemporary music. The festival strives to represent all legitimate members of the ISCM in one way or another through the activities of its programs, such as performances, seminars, exhibitions, etc.

Tŷ Cerdd’s mission is to promote and celebrate the creation and performance of the contemporary classical music of Wales, engaging with communities and audiences nationally and internationally. Our work includes partnerships with a range of organisations, information and advice, network building, and education. We champion new music and the work of Welsh composers and performers, and seek to ensure that they are at the heart of cultural life and enjoyed by many.