SOCAN Foundation lead sponsor of 2017 International Society for Contemporary Music’s World New Music Days

At the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) 2017 New Music Days confernece and festival in Vancouver. Left to right: Canadian composers Gabriel Dharmoo and Imam Habibi; Jim Hiscott, President, ISCM Canadian Section; Canadian composers Jennifer Butler, Jeffrey Ryan, Jocelyn Morlock, Mariah Mennie, Nicole Lizée, and Rodney Sharman; Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director, The SOCAN Foundation; Department of Canadian Heritage representatives Randy Miller, Riitta Donovan; Michael Burridge, and Erica Tao; and ISCM 2017 representatives David Pay and Morna Edmundson.
November 10, 2017

The SOCAN Foundation was the lead sponsor of the 2017 edition of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days, an annual global summit of new concert music, held this year in Vancouver from Nov, 2-8, 2017.

A key SOCAN Foundation objective is to create and expand opportunities for music creators to have their works presented. With ISCM2017 presenting 135 composers from 50 countries, the Foundation helped fill Vancouver with the energy of nearly 140 new music works, including Canadian works from SOCAN members across the country, world premieres, bold collaborations, and unforgettable concert experiences.

It was the largest gathering of contemporary music ever in Canada, and only the second time in the ISCM’s 95-year history that the conference and festival has come to our country. The ISCM conference and festival  the world’s premier network for new concert music, hosted each year in a different city around the globe.

Concert music created by composers from Italy, Japan, Sweden, France, The United States, the United Kingdom, China, and many other nations, were performed throughout the event. So were works by 30-odd SOCAN members, including Jocelyn Morlock, Nicole Lizée, Vivian Fung, Ana Sokolović, Jordan Nobles, R. Murray Schafer, Vincent Ho, and Tim Brady.