From November 2 to 8, ISCM World New Music Days 2017 comes to various Vancouver venues.
ISCM World New Music Days 2017 is presented by the International Society for Contemporary Music, the International Society for Contemporary Music Canadian Section, the Canadian League of Composers, and Music on Main
Since its founding in 1922, the International Society for Contemporary Music has been the world's premier network for new music, hosting its festival in a different city around the globe each year.
This year, ISCM World New Music Days 2017 features over 30 new-music events, over 135 composers from around the globe, and music from 50 countries as it draws together international composers, leading new-music ensembles, culturally diverse performers, installation artists, and genre-bending improvisers.
This year, new-music fans can see marquee concerts by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, musical adaptations of literary works by Ernest Hemingway and Alice Munro, and performances using found objects and sewing machines.
Other highlights include free talks hosted by CBC Radio Two's Paolo Pietropaolo, workshops, live-viewing events held across Canada, and the Festival Hub, where composers, musicians, visitors, and audience members can learn more about the event and attend special composer sessions.
The event is scheduled to take place at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, ANNEX, Christ Church Cathedral, the Orpheum Theatre, UBC School of Music, the Vancouver Public Library, and the Vancouver Playhouse.