NZ has won the bid to host the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World Music Days 2020.
The World Music Days is the annual, flagship festival of the ISCM, involving composers and performers from more than 50 countries.
The Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) has been a member of the ISCM since 2004, and sent dozens of our composers to World Music Days in places like Ljubljana (Slovenia), Tongyeong (South Korea), and to this year’s festival in Vancouver where the bid to host 2020 was confirmed on Wednesday.
Former CANZ President and Vice President of The ISCM Executive Committee, Glenda Keam, will be directing the 2020 festival.
In conjunction with the ISCM, the Asian Composers League (ACL) will hold its festival in Christchurch – 13 years on from the last Asia-Pacific Festival in New Zealand in 2007.