The ISCM World Music Days festival is a feast of contemporary music provided by the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) – one of the most important international networks of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music – the music of our time.
Each year the festival is hosted by one of the ISCM’s members. The host nation has some flexibility in determining the individual themes that drive the programming of the festival, either by presenting a showcase of activity from around the world, or applying other criteria for the selection and programming of works.
Within the ISCM World Music Days an annual conference is held, during which the ISCM delegates have an opportunity of meeting and discussing the issues related to contemporary music.
The ISCM World Music Days festival was first held in Salzburg in 1923, and during its long and distinguished history it has been hosted by over fifty cities around the world. In October 2014 the festival will take place in Wroclaw.
Although the ISCM World Music Days is a festival of contemporary academic music, the principal idea for the 2014 edition is to show the most significant music phenomena that generally characterize new music.