Croatian composers competing for representation at the ISCM World Music Days in 2020!

The World Music Days of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) will be held in New Zealand from 21 to 30 April 2020. This prestigious festival will feature compositions from all over the world – from New Zealand to the Faroe Islands – selected by an international committee. Composers Ana Horvat and Margareta Ferek Petrić had the honor to represent Croatia at this year’s festival. Interestingly, in 2008 the Cantus Ensemble was selected as the resident ensemble of the ISCM World Music Days held in Vilnius.

At the initial screening sessions held on 4 and 8 July 2019 in Zagreb, the internal committee of the ISCM Croatian section, consisting of Ana Horvat, Iva Lovrec Štefanović, Vanja Lisjak and commission coordinator Nina Čalopek, selected composers Mirela Ivičević, Berislav Šipuš, Davor Branimir Vincze, Frano Đurović, Dalibor Bukvić, and Nenad and Alan Sinkauz.

The committee selected:
In the category for violin or viola and piano: Berislav Šipuš and his composition Three Short Tales from Blind Forest for violin and piano. Mirela Ivičević’s composition Fear.Less.Songs in the category for piano trio. Davor Branimir Vincze and his composition OLTRE IL CONFLITTO or why I left Croatia in the category for string quartet. The composition Deep See Baby by Frano Đurović in the category for orchestra, Dalibor Bukvić and his composition …aeterna… for mixed choir, and Nenad and Alan Sinkauz in the category for composer-performer. The final selection of the Croatian representative(s) at the ISCM World Music Days in 2020 will be made by the ISCM’s international committee.

The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is an international organization with over 70 members from all continents dedicated to promoting contemporary music, regardless of the genre, style or school, that will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022.


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