The GMEA – National Centre for Music Creation of Albi-Tarn and LINEA Ensemble organize together CIEL 2023, composition, interpretation and musical research workshops between 16th and 23rd July, 2023 in Cordes-sur-Ciel.
In the summer of 2022, a few weeks and kilometers apart, LINEA and the GMEA each imagined a new format dedicated to the training of young musicians. CIEL Academy (LINEA) and Experiences (GMEA) had in common the desire to share and exchange around the creation of new works by crossing the experiences of musicians from different generations.
In 2023, LINEA and the GMEA decide to join forces to rethink and develop their projects and implement a new time dedicated to training and creation, focused on composition and giving full place to experimental approaches and to interpretation.
A contemporary music ensemble and a musical creation center dedicated to all-out experimentation (improvisation, electronics, sound art) join forces to offer a new approach to transmission based on the sharing of experiences, curiosity and crossing aesthetics.
CIEL is a collaborative time for shared creation open to both composers and instrumental performers.
Composers are to write a new work which will be premiered by the musicians of LINEA ensemble and the participating performers during a concert part of the programme of the Cordes-sur-Ciel Festival. They will be advised in the writing of this piece by composers Zeynep Toraman and Jürg Frey as well as the musicians of LINEA ensemble.
The selected instrumentalists will perform alongside LINEA musicians. They are also free to present a repertoire of their choice to deepen it with the tutors.
Collaboration between young composers and young performers is also encouraged in the development of research and creation work.
In addition to the workshops and rehearsals, participants will present and discuss their artistic paths to enrich the program of this intense week.
Just like in 2022 period instruments will be on the front line in a process of discovering their specific sound qualities and their use in a creative process. LINEA musicians will perform on both historical and modern instruments: flutes, bassoons, horns, violin, cello and guitar/theorbo/oud.
In addition this year the possibility of working with electronics and sound will be offered to participants.
Works may be written for solo instrument, chamber music or ensemble, acoustic or amplified, or mixed.