BUDAPEST MASTER CLASS IN COMPOSITION

BUDAPEST MASTER CLASS IN COMPOSITION 2019

She Lives, a leading Italian music association promoting contemporary music, is pleased to announce its Master Class in Composition 2019.
Our Master Class in Composition became a point of reference for emerging composers in the international panorama and we have had the pleasure to welcome participants from the four corners of the world: Germany, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, China, US, UK, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Iran, Japan, Russia.
Over the years we have been able to put our students in contact with the most prestigious institutions and support them in the development of their career as professional composers. Some of our Alumni have established themselves as very promising figures in the composition scene, winning prestigious competitions and having their pieces performed by renowned ensembles and orchestras.

GENERAL INFO
Period: 6-10 August 2019
Place: Zeneház (House of Music) seat of Concerto Budapest Orchestra.
Address: Páva utca 10, 1094 – Budapest
Ensemble in Residence: piano, clarinet and string quartet (members of The National Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Hungarian Opera House and Concerto Armonico). Ensemble conducted by Andreas Luca Beraldo.
Final Concert: 10 August 2019 – House of Music. Budapest

Professors: Sidney Corbett, Alessio Elia

COURSES

Sidney Corbett / Alessio Elia
– On writing for ensemble, with analytic examples from Ligeti, Lachenmann, Corbett, Romitelli, Scelsi, Elia, Grisey.

Alessio Elia
– Polysystemism, a simultaneous employment of different tuning systems. A compositional approach to microtonality related to the physical dimension of sound.
(Seminar based on lectures held at Cité de la Musique, The Hungarian Academy of Arts and Chigiana Academy)

Sidney Corbett
– Morphology and formal prototypes. Writing techniques.

The pieces of the students are analyzed and discussed by Corbett and Elia from the point of view of compositional techniques and aesthetics. The conductor and editor Andreas Luca Beraldo will provide instead a conductorial and editorial approach.

ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
Active students are entitled to attend the courses, and invited to discuss their own works with professors during individual meetings. They can also take part to the final concert with a piece written for the ensemble in residence.

PASSIVE PARTICIPANTS
Passive participants are entitled to attend the courses and the discussions of active students about their works, but they cannot discuss their own works with the professors.
Passive participants are invited to attend the rehearsals and the final concert of active students, but they cannot propose their own works.

LANGUAGES
The course is held in English.
Individual meetings can be done in the following languages:
Sidney Corbett: English, German, Spanish
Alessio Elia: English, Italian, German, Hungarian

PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPOSITION COURSE STUDENTS’ PIECES
The course provides the performance of the students pieces during the final concert (10 August – h. 19:30, House of Music).
Composers who wish to apply as active partecipants are invited to write a piece for the ensemble in residence (with conductor):
Piano, clarinet and string quartet
The piece can be written for any combination of the instruments present in the ensemble, from solo instrument to the whole group and must not be longer than 7 minutes.
Scores and parts, preferably written with a music notation software (Finale, Sibelius, etc.), must be sent as a pdf file no later than 12 June 2019, to the following e-mail address:
info@shelivesmusic.it
The best pieces will be address to major musical instutions for further possible concerts and have the possibility to be published by Edition Impronta Mannheim.

APPLICATION
There are three types of application:

- Active Participants (courses, performances of the works, group lessons, individual lessons)

- Active Participants in connection with Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition (monetary prizes, scholarships, performances of the works, possibility of publication, courses, group lessons, individual lessons)

- Passive Participants (courses, group lessons)

Detailed info at the She Lives website (www.shelivesmusic.it/masterclass)

FEES
Course Fees
Active Students: 560 €
Listeners: 300 €

DEADLINES
Deadlines for Active Partipants
enrollment and delivery of the pieces and parts

12 June 2019 (active partecipant)
15 May 2019 (active partecipant in connession with Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition)

Deadline for Passive Participants
12 June 2019 (passive partecipant)

MORE INFO
www.shelivesmusic.it/masterclass
E-mail: info@shelivesmusic.it

12 Jun 2019
300.00
Euro (EUR)