Barcelona Modern International Composition Course

6th Edition: Alberto POSADAS


Submission period

Mon Sep 16 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Oct 20 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Fri Nov 1 at 5 PM UTC
The Barcelona Modern Ensemble, together with the Institut Français-Barcelona, ​​open the call for dossiers for the "Barcelona Modern International Composition Course", 6th Edition.

The course is aimed primarily at young composers (selected by open call), which will be headed by a renowned guest composer.

Structured in three meetings of three days each (intensive working days: from 10 to 14 and 16 to 20 hours), selected composers as ACTIVE Participants will develop a composition project supervised by the guest composer, with the BARCELONA MODERN ENSEMBLE -Fl, Sx, Vl, Vc, Pno and director- as permanent resident ensemble, the ENSEMBLE SILLAGES -trio formation: Flute, Viola and harp- and the QUATOUR AEOLINA -Accordions quartet- as resident guests ensembles, at the disposal of students for reading sessions, workshops, rehearsals and concerts.

Selected composers from among the LISTENERS Participants will have a reading session with one of the ensembles or soloists of the course, also supervised by the guest composer as well as unlimited access to all course activities.

Course activities include individual and collective masterclasses given by the guest composer, lectures by the participants, guest speakers, instrumental workshops by the musicians of the ensembles, guest ensembles and soloists, reading sessions, open rehearsals and concerts.

The activity finishes with the premiere, in a public concert, of the works composed by the selected composers –as Active Participants- throughout the course.

The course will take place at the Institut Français-Barcelona (Carrer de Moià nº 8, 08006 Barcelona) between November 2019 and June 2020.

First meeting: January 15th, 16th, 17th 2020.
Second meeting: March 11th, 12th, 13th 2020.
Third meeting: June 17th, 18th, 19th 2020.

-June 18th, final concert QUATOUR AEOLINA.
-June 19th, final concert ENSEMBLE SILLAGES.
-June 20th, final concert BARCELONA MODERN ENSEMBLE.

The guest composer for this edition is ALBERTO POSADAS.

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