Contemporary classical music

Contemporary classical music, modern classical music
20th and 21th century classical music
A list of websites

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Composers Damstadt school Electro-Acoustic Music
Integral serialism Microtonal Minimalism
Musique concrete Postmodern Spectral
20th Century music Country Index Online music

See also: The composers index


Accessible Contemporary Classical Music
Concert schedule for the classical music organization based in Chicago, devoted to performing and promoting music written since 1975.

The Archive of Contemporary Music
America’s largest collection of popular recordings with over 1.6 million discs.

Articles on Modern Composers, from The Harbinger.

Australian Music Centre

Austrian Music Centre 


Bang on a Can, a well-known American contemporary music group.

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Includes news, a diary of events and details of recordings. BCMG was formed in 1987 by players from the CBSO and Simon Rattle, Founding Patron.  Based at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham, BCMG is established as one of Europe’s leading ensembles, and tours in the UK and abroad.

Blogs *

Sequenza 21
The contemporary classical music community. News, reviews.

Classical music blogs, a web directory


Boosey and Hawkes

Boosey and Hawkes composers index.
Index of compositions recently published by Boosey and Hawkes.

British contemporary composers *

Contemporary British Composers
A web directory from Sound and Music. Sound and Music has a unique collection of scores, recordings and background material from the UK. Most of the Collection (formerly the BMIC Collection) is of post-1960 and contemporary material, but it also encompasses music and sound from the earlier 20th century, stretching back to 1900.

BBC – Radio 3 
Contemporary British Composers on Radio 3.


Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York.


Centre for the Promotion of Contemporary Composers (CPCC)
Includes information on contemporary composers. A large informational resource for composers and performers of contemporary classical music.

Composers; directories or databases of contemporary composers *

Contemporary composers web directory.

Composers Site
Includes information on contemporary composers. A large informational resource for composers and performers of contemporary classical music.

Twentieth Century classical music. Wikipedia entry.

Twenty-First Century classical composers. Wikipedia entry.

Twenty-First Century classical music. Wikipedia entry,

Contemporary classical music, Wikipedia entry.

Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland

Darmstadt School *

Darmstadt School, Wikipedia entry.

Des Internationalen Musikinstituts Darmstadt
The International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD) is an information center for contemporary music,established in Darmstadt. It runs The International Summer Courses for New Music” (Darmstadt Summer Course). In the IMD’s possession is an extensive library and an archive of music and music of the 20th century.

Deutsche Grammophon

Music of Our Time, Recordings of contemporary and 20th Century music. 


Early and Contemporary Music
Frans Waltmans, musician and musicologist, offers promising young composers – and budding music ensembles and soloists, both vocalists and instrumentalists in early music or more contemporary repertoires – the opportunity to present themselves on this site, free of charge.

Electro-Acoustic Music/Electronic Music , New Media *

See: Electro-Acoustic Music

Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC).

CNMAT – Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at UC Berkeley.

Ensemble Modern
A professional ensemble of soloists specializing in new music, based in Frankfurt.


Festivals of contemporary music *

See also: Music Festivals

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

Ultima  Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

Cortona Contemporary Music Festival

HighSCORE Contemporary Music Festival and Master Classes
The festival and classes are held annually in Pavia, Italy, in mid-July. It attracts emerging composers and musicians from around the world.

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
International annual festival attracting leading composers and performers.

La Biennale di Venezia 

53rd Intl. Festival of Contemporary Music

French contemporary music *

French contemporary music, composers. Musique Nouvelle en Liberte

Médiathèque de l’Ircam, Paris
IRCAM is a French institute for music, sound and avant garde electro-acoustical music. It is situated next to the Centre Pompidou in Paris.