International Society for Contemporary Music

Miso Music Portugal has been the Portuguese Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) since 1999. In this context it has been representing Portugal at the ISCM General Assemblies every year, contributing actively to the international promotion of Portuguese composers and their works.

In this sense, every year since 2000, Miso Music Portugal has been presenting to the international juries of the World Music Days, an application with 6 works by Portuguese composers, with the aim to integrate them into the Festival's programme in the following year. The selection of works lies in the responsibility of an international jury chosen by the organizing entity of the World Music Days' relevant edition.

The choice of composers for the official application of the Portuguese Section of the ISCM lies in the responsibility of the Miso Music Portugal.

Whenever possible, Miso Music Portugal has supported the travels and participation in the Festival, of the Portuguese composers with works chosen for the World Music Days.   

Since 2000 Miso Music Portugal has guaranteed that Portugal is represented with at least one work by one Portuguese composer, at every edition of the World Music Days (for the complete list of works submitted by Miso Music Portugal, selected by an international jury and performed at the World Music Days Festivals, please visit the submenu, International Events Participation).


The International Society for Contemporary Music was founded in 1922 and it involves the participation of around 60 countries. Its main objectives are the promotion on international scale of all the aspects connected with the creation of contemporary music, as well as encouraging the production, creation, research and diffusion of new works, pedagogy, etc… Among the various initiatives developed by the ISCM, one should highlight the World Music Days Festival, which since decades has affirmed itself as a relevant moment in the international calendar of contemporary music festivals, and which aims at promoting the musical creation of all member countries, programming annually around 150 works by composers from the world over!

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