About Malaysian Composers Collective

MCC is a non-profit ogranisation to promote Malaysian contemporary classical music, and is registered under Persatuan Komposer Kolektif (ROS PPM-008-10-02112016).

Since its inception in 2008 MCC has chalked many milestones and firsts: it produced Malaysia's first anthology of contemporary composers 'Faith, Hope & Chaos' in collaboration with Off The Edge magazine, organised the country's first young composer's workshop with HSBC Bank in 2007, Malaysia's first new music festival in 2009 with Goethe Institut, among others.

Our projects have been covered by magazines and newspapers such as The Star, The Edge as well as radio station BFM and TV station Astro Awani and NTV7.

Through MCC's initiative, rejoined the regional fraternity Asian Composers League (ACL) after a lapse of two decades in 2009.

Through ACL we have brought Malaysian new music to the international stage, and presented the country's young composers to take part in the regional young composer's competition for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Over its first decade, MCC's activities have premiered over 50 new Malaysian compositions as well as a number from the Asia Pacific region, and brought out a new generation of young composers who have won awards internationally.

Jessica Cho made Malaysian history by winning 3rd prize at ACL Taiwan 2011, while Ainolnaim Azizol participated in ACL Singapore in 2013 and again in Tokyo in 2014 where he won 2nd prize. Subsequent competitions have seen seen young composers from across Malaysia, from Selangor's Sayyid Shafiee to Sabahan Rayner Naili represent Malaysia.

Special projects:
  1. CD Anthology 'Faith, Hope & Chaos: Malaysian Contemporary Music Vol 1' 2007-08
  2. HSBC Young Composers Workshop 2008
  3. KL Contemporary Music Festival 2009
  4. Malaysia Remixed 2012 for the launching of BFM's The B-Side magazine app
  5. 15 minutes of Fame - 1min piano works with short film 2015 - 2016
  6. Interweaves - M'sia's first Women Composers anthology - 2016 
  7. 1st Malaysian Contemporary Piano Festival and Competition 2019
  8. Publication of an anthology of Malaysian piano scores - 2020
Past and recent partners and sponsors:
  • Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
  • UCSI University
  • Yayasan Sime Darby
  • Cendana Arts Fund
  • Krishen Jit Astro Fund
  • Off The Edge magazine
  • HSBC Bank Ltd
  • KL Pac
  • Goethe Institut Malaysia
  • Segi Education Group
  • BFM Radio 89.9's The B Side
  • Selangor government
  • Pertubuhan Masyarakat Sihat Tanpa Alkohol Pulau Pinang
Join MCC

To be a member of MCC, write in to secretary-general Jessica Cho at acl.malaysia@gmail,com with your full CV and work samples. Membership is subject to approval.