About us

The Association is a section of the International Society for Contemporary Music. 


Since its conception in 1927, it anxiously thrives to cover up a wide range of current music. 


"Even a superficial review of the programs of the ISCM Basel shows that the notion of pluralism in the new music is not a mere slogan. It is no longer possible to resume aesthetically or programmatically the goals of an institution such as the ISCM in a declaration of intent. Fortunately: in its eighth decade of existence is the work of the Basel section driven by the idea of showing ​​the broadest possible panorama of contemporary music. "Pluralism" must herewith be perceived not as a burden, but rather as a pleasure on multifacetedness

To live out this desire is only possible in close cooperation with various institutions, ensembles, organizers and actors of new music in Basel and beyond. 

Not randomness or indifference, but binding curiosity and passion is the conductive feature of the honorary Board's work. Various personalities of the Basel music and art scene have been supporting this work with great dedication since the very beginning. Them and all those others who have made this ​​possible, through intelectual and financial support, through their skills and talent as performing artists, goes our gratitude."


Michael Kunkel, August of 2008. 


Our Board currently consists of 7 members:

MARIANNE SCHUPPE (presidency) | 



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