Cursus – Practical Training in Composition and Computer Music

IRCAM’s Cursus program offers the possibility to ten young composers eager to get acquainted with computer music, acquire the technical autonomy necessary to execute their musical ideas. The training, both a reflection on theory and learning to use the computer tools, ends with a concert during which short pieces for solo instrument and electronics, composed during the year, are performed by students from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (Paris Conservatory).

The Cursus is organized in 8 progressively more difficult modules, including classes on theory and IRCAM software (MaxOpenMusic, Modalys, AudioSculptSpat, etc.), hands-on exercises in the studio, composition and improvisation workshops with electronics, meetings with IRCAM’s research teams and guest composers, and individualized supervision of students by the educational team (Éric Daubresse, Marco Liuni, Jean Lochard, Grégoire Lorieux, Mikhail Malt) and the composer associated with the Cursus, Thierry De Mey. At every step, the students present mini projects that prepare them and lead them, from month to month, to the realization of their final compositions.

A partnership established between the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (Paris Conservatory) and the Haute école de musique de Genève enables the students enrolled in these two establishments to validate their first year of their Master’s degree by following the Cursus program at IRCAM, if selected by the reading panel.

Current call for applications for the 2018.19 academic year: from October 9 to 31, 2017

For more info see https://www.ircam.fr/transmission/formations-superieures/cursus/

 

IRCAM Artistic Research Residency

Artistic Research Residency Program 2018-2019
Applications accepted: October 2 – November 17, 2017

IRCAM’s Artistic Research Residency Program offers artists of all disciplines the opportunity to collaborate with one or more IRCAM research teams as part of a residency that can be extended in a partner institution.

IRCAM is partnering with Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany and Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), Montreal, Canada, for the 10th edition of its Artistic Research Residency Program.

The benefits of residence are many: offer a time for reflection on its practice, work with researchers to develop an new artistic research path together, develop or perfect an innovative creative tool, conduct experimental artistic research, produce the prototype of an artefact, compose the sketch of a piece, a performance, test a configuration, an innovative technical set-up like a 360-degree immersive audio / video device such as the SAT Satosphère or the ZKM’s Klangdom.

An international panel of experts, including the leaders of the expected host project-teams, will evaluate each proposal. The evaluation is based on the originality of the project and its innovative character, collaborative aspects, experience and ability to undertake the proposed project.

At the end of the final selection by an international jury, the laureates of the 2018-2019 Residency Program will be announced at the forum workshops in Paris on March 7, 2018.

Each laureate will be granted a residence at Ircam, within the expected host project-team, possibly followed by a period of co-residence at the ZKM or at the SAT, for a determined total period (between 2 weeks and six months), spanning from September 2018 to December 2019. Each winner will receive the equivalent of 1200 euros per month to cover his expenses.

For more information see https://www.ircam.fr/creation/residence-en-recherche-artistique/

Composing in the Wilderness 2018

Explore the Alaska’s inspiring backcountry, compose music about it, and have it premiered by top performers.

Now in its seventh year, this one-of-a-kind creative adventure for composers is offered by the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in collaboration with Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service of the USA.

This year we’ll be offering two field courses, both of which feature an immersive back-country experience in Alaska’s national parks, and a premiere of a new chamber piece you write.

Our long-standing program in Denali National Park and Yukon-Charly Rivers National Preserve will be offered once again; but we’re also adding a second, more immersive field course that will take participants above the arctic circle on a week-long river trip through the second-largest national park in the USA and culminate with a premiere performance in New York City! This high-end option is ideal for more experienced composers, faculty members, and professionals.

Since Composing in the Wilderness filled up last year in 48 hours, we’re instituting an easy new application process. To be considered, composers must submit their materials before November 1.

See the following website for further details: http://www.composinginthewilderness.com

Torre Della Quarda – 2018

The composition competition “Torre della Quarda” is an international event; it will be a key element of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona and it will contribute to enrich an artistic proposal which has reached in 2018 its sixth edition.

The principal objective of the competition is to give support to the composition of new musical pieces and to promote the creativity in the musical field. Our hope is to bring the best emerging talent of composition from all over the world to Savona.

The participation will be open to competitors from all countries, without limits of age, aesthetic trends and compositional styles. Our aim is to stimulate a dynamic relationship between an active audience and authors sensitive to creative innovation. The winners will receive their awards in a special ceremony during the Festival and their compositions will be played as concerts, parts of the Festival itself.

A further aim of the competition is to act as a significant occasion of cross interaction, overcoming generational and geographical divides. Different generations of composers will have the opportunity to meet and compare their various perspectives. The same will happen between musical schools of different origins, born from different cultures but sharing the universal language of sound.

The candidates for the participation in the competition must pay a fee, under title of a donation, as a reimbursement of expenses (not refundable) of:
Euros 15 for section 1 (chamber music)
Euros 35 for section 2 (orchestra)

Scores must be received no later than 15th April 2018

For instrumentation and further information see http://www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en/composition-competition-2018/

CALL FOR SCORES “RISUONANZE 2018”

Associazione Culturale TKE is calling for pieces to be performed at the “Risuonanze 2018 – incontri di nuove musiche” Festival, which will take place in Friuli Venezia Giulia region – Italy.

The Call is open to composers of any nationality and age.

Pieces should be written or the specified instruments and chamber groups; use of tape and/or electronics is not allowed.

The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance in Italy; if selected, these works will be presented as “world premieres” or “Italian premieres”.

Works of any aesthetic and stylistic direction, not longer than 6 minutes in duration may be submitted.

All music performed in the Festival will be radio-broadcast and professionally recorded; composers will be given a copy of the recording of their works.

18 Euros (non-refundable) must be payed via bank transfer or PayPal as a donation for contribution to costs; this amount allows to submit 1 to 6 different works.

Festival “Risuonanze 2018” is based on the direct relationship between composers and audience, so composers attending the performances are much appreciated. In that case, there is no refund for travel and lodging fees.

Associazione Culturale TKE may select one or more pieces in each category; it may also decide not to choose any composition.

Submission deadline: March 19th, 2018

Please see the following page for the range of available instrumentation: http://www.risuonanze.it/calls/call.html

Risingholme Orchestra Composition Competition

The Risingholme Orchestra is pleased to announce the Janet and John Emeleus Composition Prize for “Meaningful Musical Miniatures”.

Open to all Cantabrians, the competition encourages composers of all ages to hear their work performed in a concert scheduled for 1 July 2018 in The Piano: centre for music and the arts.

Cash prizes to a total value of $1,000 are available.

Finalist works will be given a performance in a concert by the Risingholme Orchestra.

For more information please see: https://www.risingholmeorchestra.co.nz/

Australian and New Zealand Viola Society Viola Composition Competition 2017

Entries are invited for the 2017 ANZVS Viola Composition Competition.

Aim: To promote composition and performance of new viola works in Australia and New Zealand.

Closing dates for all 2017 Divisions: 2 August 2017

Conditions of Entry:

  1. The composer must be a resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand
  2. Divisions. There are two age divisions:
    Student: Under 18 years old as of 31 July 2017
    Open: 18 years old or over as of 31 July 2017
    Categories: (Both divisions have two categories)
    Composers may submit one entry in each category:
    Viola Solo Category: Viola Solo (unaccompanied)
    Viola Ensemble Category: Two or more violas
    (only viola ensembles – no other instrument allowed)
  3. Pieces are to be up to five minutes duration.
  4. The composition must indicate metronome markings and duration.
  5. The composition must not have been previously performed in public, or previously published, nor may it be a transcription in part or whole ofanother work that has been previously published or performed.
  6. Each composition including score and parts, is to be submitted electronically including a soundfile and entry form. Email a request for the official entry form and detailed guide to Olwyn Green: cogreen@actrix.co.nz with the heading: ANZVS Viola Comp Entry Form Request
  7. The manuscript must be easily legible when printed on A4 portrait sheets with consideration given to convenient page turns (if needed) for the performer. The composer must be identified on the manuscript itself by a nom-de-plume to ensure anonymity.
  8. Judging: ANZVS has appointed a panel of three judges with a range of experience in composition and performance on the viola. The panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. Prizes for each division:
    Student: $250 in prize money for each category
    (Solo & Ensemble) to be distributed at the judges’ discretion.
    Open: $500 in prize money for each category
    (Solo & Ensemble) to be distributed at the judges’ discretion.
    Special prizes: Up to $100 to be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
    The judges reserve the right not to award a prize or modify the amount of any prize.
  10. The winning, highly commended compositions and entries from composers who attend the viola days will then be performed in the workshop and awards session:
    September 3rd, 9:00–10:30 am at the 44th International Viola Congress in Wellington
  11. Results will be published in the issue of the ANZVS Journal after all the prizes have been awarded.
  12. Manuscripts and photocopies will be retained to be used in workshops at the congress. At all times copyright remains with the composer.

Closing date 2nd August, 2017.

MANIFESTE-2018, THE ACADEMY

June 18 30, 2018

At the center of ManiFeste, the academy offers young composers, artists, and musicians from the four corners of the globe to take part in composition workshops, In Vivo dance and theater workshops, interpretation master classes, and classes on computer music.

Applications accepted Sept. 26 – October 30, 2017

For more information see https://www.ircam.fr/lacademie/

Cursus – Practical Training in Composition and Computer Music

September 2018 – June 2019

The Cursus program enables 10 young composers to learn the software designed by IRCAM applied to composition. Objective of the program: acquire the technical autonomy necessary to create a musical work with electronic presented during ManiFeste.

Applications accepted October 4 – 25, 2017

For more information see https://www.ircam.fr/transmission/formations-superieures/cursus/