Contemporary Encounters by Meitar Ensemble

Master Course for Composers


Submission period

Fri Aug 30 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Nov 1 at 8:59 PM UTC

Results date

Sat Nov 30 at 5 PM UTC
CEME 2020

29.12.19 - 4.1.20
Helmut Lachenmann (Germany)
Philippe Leroux (Canada)

RA’ASH center for electro acoustic music, Tremolo Netanya

CEME (Contemporary Encounters by Meitar Ensemble) Festival and Master Courses are a unique platform for the promotion of contemporary music and exposure of engaged young musicians to this special musical field. In CEME 2020 Meitar Ensemble will host two celebrated composers: Helmut Lachenmann (Germany) and Philippe Leroux (Canada). They will be joining us for 5 full teaching days, working with a class of highly-gifted young composers who were hand-picked for this master course.

On the performative side, the Meitar Ensemble and its conductor in residence, Pierre-André Valade, will join forces with the wonderful Ensemble l'Itinéraire from France. The participants of the composition master course will write short pieces that will be premiered by the members of the ensembles as part of the festival's program, in addition to major pieces by Lachenmann & Leroux.

Meitar Ensemble is one of the most prominent contemporary music groups in Israel. For the past eight years the ensemble has been hosting CEME Festival and Master Courses with the purpose of nurturing young musicians who share the love for new music in order to provide them with the tools and the stage to perform exciting contemporary repertory of composers from all over the world.

During a week of intensive work both the ensemble members, its guests and the students participating in the master courses discuss and examine (both in the classrooms and on the concert stage) the current issues of the New Music world while the more experienced musicians teach and enrich the young musicians who seek further development and knowledge in this field.

CEME 2020 will be the festive inauguration event of the new RA'ASH electro-acoustic music center in Tremolo, Netanya where most of the activity will take place. This is part of Meitar Ensemble’s continuous and fruitful collaboration with Tremolo - The Israeli Percussion center.

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