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ISCM Welsh section
at World New Music Days 2022
in New Zealand

Five Memos by Mark Bowden selected to represent Wales

World New Music Days is the annual flagship event of the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary  Music). This year’s festival is being presented by the Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) and represents the best in new music submitted by ISCM sections from around the world.

Mark Bowden’s work Five Memos for violin and piano has been selected to represent the Welsh Section at the event, and will be performed on 29 August in Christchurch.

 The selected Welsh work by Mark Bowden was submitted to the international jury as part of a shortlist of six (alongside works by Sarah Lianne LewisAshley John LongBethan Morgan-WilliamsMike Parkin and Steph Power).

ISCM Welsh Section shortlist – the composers and their music:

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Mark Bowden (1979)

Five memos for violin and piano

A composer of chamber, orchestral, and vocal music, Mark Bowden’s music often comes with a bundle of extra-musical connections, embracing far-reaching literary and philosophical ideas, but its impact is a physical one. He creates music of great expressive power and his confidence handling large forces and forms is unmistakable. Mark’s work has been described as ‘an exceptional and absorbing pleasure’ (the Guardian), ‘invigorating’ (the Times) and ‘powerfully dramatic’ (BBC Radio 3). Read more...