ISCM World New Music Days 2025 festival

Call for Works


Submission period

Wed Feb 21 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu Apr 25 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Wed Jul 31 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Entry fee 55 €
The Miso Music Portugal/ MIC.PT, as the Portuguese Section of the ISCM – International Society for Contemporary Music, has launched the Call for Works for the ISCM World New Music Days 2025 festival, which will occur for the first time in Portugal between May 30 and June 7, next year.

The Call, open until April 25, 2024, involves some of the most renowned and talented musicians in Portugal, comprising 14 categories, which range between music for orchestra, string ensemble and percussion group, works for ensembles of different sets and dimensions, pieces for string quartet, trio, duos and solo instruments (all of them with or without electronics), as well as compositions for youth choir, electroacoustic music, and audiovisual installations. In this Call, one must highlight the 12th Category, Solo Portuguese Guitar (with or without electronics), which aims to encourage and stimulate the creation of new contemporary music works for this unique and virtuoso instrument, constituting an essential element of Portuguese tradition, culture and identity.

The Call for the ISCM World New Music Days 2025 is open until April 25, and there are two ways to submit works for consideration: 1) Official Submissions, realised through the ISCM Sections and Members who issue their calls and invitations; 2) Individual Submissions, made independently by the composers or their authorised representatives.

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