ICCM is an international centre for performance, production, and promotion of contemporary music.
London based, and one of the few of its kind in the world, the new centre is performance oriented; its ensembles, programs, and services are intended to provide a platform for the creation and performance of new works as well as to give new exposure to the significant ones from the recent past. ICCM’s mission, then, is to be a fulcrum of contemporary symphonic music on the international music scene.
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programmes & offerings
meet the composer
Meet the Composer programme affords the public and our concert goers an informal, more intimate setting where they can get acquainted with the composers whose music we are performing. This is a special opportunity to meet the creative source itself — the genius behind the music that put the notes on the paper and made the orchestra say something new, original and memorable. The program offers several venues for such an encounter: a forum-like setting, open rehearsals, panel discussions, composer interviews, or a lecture/presentation by the composer herself.
ICCM maintains an ambitious and busy recording schedule of contemporary works with top-level orchestras and ensembles from London and other major international centers. Here are some of the recordings that are taking place in the coming season.
A commissioning program that started some two years ago has continued to flourish. Here are the new works being written for ICCM-associated orchestras:
Many of our guest artists and composers teach masterclasses in their respective specialty, offering an exceptional opportunity for young musicians to receive top level instruction for free. Acceptance into the classes is open to all qualified candidates either as an auditor or a participant.
This is every composer’s dream: to have a chance to test out his/her concepts and ideas and hear them on the spot, make changes, introduce new thoughts, venture out . . . The Refinery offers just that – a composer lab where experimentation can take place.
international music academy
This is a program designed for young musicians where they have the opportunity to work side-by-side with professional musicians, get private instruction, and work with a variety of conductors rehearsing and performing contemporary music.