International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM)
ISCM Secretariat, Gaudeamus, Piet Heinkade 5, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands,
31 20 519 1800
31 20 519 1801
Henk Heuvelmans, General Secretary
ISCM is represented globally by its National Sections, independent organisations which co-ordinate the endeavours of furthering contemporary music in their countries.
Each year, ISCM presents the World Music Days Festival, hosted by one of ISCM's National Sections, which provides a feast of contemporary music across a broad range of contemporary practice. The host nation has some flexibility in determining the individual themes that drive the programming of the Festival, either presenting a showcase of activity from around the world, or applying other criteria for the selection and programming of works.
The ISCM World Music Days Festival also provides an opportunity for the ISCM members to meet in their annual congress, to discuss issues affecting contemporary music and matters of mutual concern.