ISCM Wales Submissions 2017
Tŷ Cerdd is delighted to announce the six composers selected for submission to ISCM Vancouver 2017:
Andrew Wilson Dickson - Métamorphose - Category 13 String Orchestra
Sarah Lianne Lewis - Is there no seeker of dreams that were? - Category 9A Symphony Orchestra (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra)
Ian Lawson - Prelude & Fugue - Category 11 Solo Piano
Damian Rees - Scattered Ground - Category 2A Chamber Ensemble (Land's End Chamber Ensemble)
Nancie Eloise Gynn - Sakura - Category 9A Symphony Orchestra (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra)
Maja Palser - A Cry - Category 11 Solo Piano
ISCM Wales received 23 submissions in total from 21 composers. The final announcement of the work(s) selected for the World Music Days will be made in the early part of 2017 (by the end of March at the latest), and we will inform the selected composers as soon as the statement is made.
A message from ISCM Wales Chair, John Metcalf:
The panel were conscious that this was a pivotal moment in the development of Welsh music and delighted, therefore, that there was a strong and competitive submission from composers. We now await the exciting news as to which piece or pieces of the six we put forward will be chosen by the organisers for World Music Days in Vancouver in November 2017.
World Music Days (WMD)
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.