The Israel Composers League (ICL) was founded in 1953. Its aim is to promote all kinds of contemporary concert music written in Israel, to improve the general welfare of composers living in the country and to bring the knowledge and awareness of music written by Israeli composers to the general public. It functions as the local section of the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) and the ACL (Asian Composers League).
The League directs its main activities to organizing concerts, competitions for composers (young composers in particular), encouragement of young performers playing Israeli music, educational lectures at conservatories and academies of music and cultural exchanges of concerts and lectures with similar organizations in foreign countries. The Israel Composers League has established its own publishing house (IMC — Israeli Music Center), which publishes and distributes our members’ works. The ICL is also active in producing CDs of Israeli music culminating with the 2003 release of Psanterin — an anthology of Israeli piano music of the 20th century.
The Israel Composers League is a nonprofit organization, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Education, membership fees and contributions.