The composition workshops are educational programs intended for young composers who are ready for new experience and want to create a new work, taking advantage of the experience and advice of guest composers, artists, and performers during a series of work sessions and rehearsals.
Composition Workshop: Conducted Ensemble
The Ensemble intercontemporain is offering a workshop for 8 young composers, who propose an "open" score, making it possible to work closely with the group under the baton of Julien Leroy, with advice from the instructor-composers, and to finalize the work over the two-week period. This work, carried out in close collaboration with the musicians, fosters a special relationship with young artists.
Selected composers: Huihui Cheng (China), Ricardo Eizirik (Sweden), Takuto Fukuda (Japan), Arne Gieshoff (Germany), Selim Göncü (Turkey), William Kuo (Canada), Javier Quislant Garcia (Spain), Halldór Smárason (Iceland)
Associated event: Concert: Composition Workshop for Conducted Ensemble, July 1
Composition Workshop: Chamber Music (non-conducted)
The soloists from the Ensemble intercontemporain offer 6 young composers a chamber music workshop based on experimentation and dialogues. For a week, the composers will work in-depth on an experimental piece and take advantage of privileged interactions with renowned musicians and advice from Rebecca Saunders to complete their pieces.
Selected composers: Leo Collin (France), Andrés Gutiérrez Martínez (Mexico), Alec Hall (United States), Gleb Kanasevich (Belarussia), Silvia Pepe (Italy), Amadeus Regucera (United States)
Associated event: Concert: Composition Workshop for Chamber Music, July 1
Reading Sessions for Full Orchestra
The academy jury selected 8 composers from the composers accepted for the composition workshops for conducted ensemble and chamber music with the Ensemble intercontemporain to write a short sketch for full orchestra. These sketches will each be read by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Dylan Corlay, during 40-minute sessions, advised by Beat Furrer.
Selected composers: Huihui Cheng (China), Ricardo Eizirik (Sweden), Alec Hall (United States), Gleb Kanasevich (Belarussia), William Kuo (Canada), Javier Quislant Garcia (Spain), Halldór Smárason (Iceland), Amadeus Regucera (United States)
These sessions are reserved for academy students and are not open to the public.
Composition Workshop: Percussion Ensemble
The American percussionist Steven Schick invites 2 young composers to write a new work for his percussion master class. The young composers will also take advantage of advice from Philippe Leroux to complete their pieces.
Selected composers: Anahita Abbasi (Iran), Onur Yildirim (Turkey)
Associated event: Nuit de la Percussion, June 29
Composition Workshop: In Vivo Electro
The circus artist Jérôme Thomas and the composer Mauro Lanza are offering the opportunity to 4 young composers to work with the stage set from the piece HIC: 4 people manipulating objects combine the tools that give life to dreams and seemingly impossible situations of surrealistic juggling. During the In Vivo Electro workshop, the Compagnie Jérôme Thomas and the selected composers will test together the installation of a poetic visual universe on stage, a universe that is both burlesque and musical, considering what should be shown and what should be hidden, in terms of gestures on stage and writing the electronics.
Selected composers: Stanislav Makovsky (Russia), Luca Scapellato (Italy), Guillaume Tiger (France)
Associated event: In Vivo Electro, July 2
This course offers an intensive, hands-on approach to software for musical creation developed at IRCAM. Upon completion of this 3-week course, participants will be able to use the software presented autonomously. At the end of the course, participants will present the project they developed over the 3 weeks. Projects could be a short electro-acoustic sketch or software tools for performances or sound manipulation.
Selected composers: Alessandro Anatrini (Italy), James Bradbury (Australia), Hunter Brown (United States), Christina Butera (United States), Stylianos Dimou (Greece), Judith Jackson (United-States), Stefan Maier (Canada), Daniel Miller (Canada)
The presentations are reserved for academy students and are not open to the public.