highSCORE Festival 2020

highSCORE Festival is today’s leading Italian Contemporary Music Festival offering unique programs with masterclasses specifically shaped for composers, one of the «ten summer festivals to get the contemporary music blood pumping» (Composition: Today). The upcoming 11th edition (August 10-22, 2020) features an outstanding internationally recognized faculty roster: Steven Mackey and Judith Weir, guests of honor; David Ludwig, Helena Tulve and Dmitri Tymoczko, the core of our composition faculty. Guest ensembles and performers invited to perform the music submitted by participant composers are Simone Beneventi (percussion solo), Quartetto Zuena (cello quartet) and unassisted fold (flute and guitar duo). Moreover, For the 11th edition it is possible to submit an electroacoustic fixed media stereo work with or without video (acousmatic, music concréte, soundscape, electronic music, etc.), which will be performed in a dedicated concert. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.

Founded in 2010 and set every summer in historical Pavia (Northern Italy), highSCORE Festival is an invaluable venue for emerging composers wanting to produce and promote their work, inspire audiences with their music, secure future commissions and job opportunities, and join other musicians to create a vibrant artistic community. Musicians work closely with a renowned faculty, talented visiting artists and special guests from around the world for two intense weeks of masterclasses, lectures, workshops and concerts. The Festival offers composers a choice between two programs of study – an intense Full Composition Program and a Light Composition Program – along with several concerts and recreational events to enjoy the beauty of Northern Italy. Performances during the festival are presented at cultural and historical sites throughout Pavia.

For more information: www.highscorefestival.com

To apply: http://www.highscorefestival.com/apply

22 Apr 2020