The objective of this mentorship program is to interrelate the work of artist
Jean Tinguely with the dynamic percussion world: Tinguely’s art, with his
whimsical kinetic sculptures, which are happy, playful, creative, melancholy
and full of humor and the eclectical Klangkörper-expression of the percussion
universe. This workshop program has the aim to globally emphasize and
diffuse Tinguely's work. Percussion may be the closest instrument to his
rich spreading thinking, given the intrinsic sound that many of Tinguely's works
have in their essence, emphasizing the desire of the Swiss artist in many of his
works, some of them must be sound activated to be fully understood by the
audience. Discovering Tingely’s art and being inspired by it will be a key
element of this mentorship program.
4 advanced student composers will be selected. This 4 composers will be
tutored by David Moliner in monthly individual-collective online meetings
where they will be guided through different technical sections of percussion
such as: Theoretical Approaches of Percussion, Percussion Techniques,
Percussion History Writing, Percussion Historical Solo Works, Tinguely and
percussion world influence as well as Composition Lessons. One collective
meeting will take place at the Tinguely Museum so that the selected composers can analyze Tinguely's work and be inspired by it. This encounter would be necessary also for the conception of the work they are going to write for percussion and the use of the space in the museum in order to plan the concert set.
A single concert is planned at the museum during the end of June 2023 (exact date to be announced)
- Deadline for participation requests: 31 August
- Decision deadline: 14 September
Incomplete or late participation requests will not be considered.
Requests must contain:
1. Proposal Piece Idea for Percussion Solo in maximum 500 words. (The piece proposal must be around 12 minutes long). David Moliner would like to work with composers who work with small percussion instruments, such as tambourines, triangles, castanets, the human body and the voice. The concert will be around 60 minutes long.
2. Short bio
3. Portfolio of 2 scores + list of works (the scores do not have to be necessary for
8 Composers will be selected. 4 Composers will be on a waiting list until those selected confirm their participation. David Moliner will contact all of them for an interview via Zoom / Skype.
The duration of this Mentoring Program is 8 month long from October 2022 to May 2023. It will consist of a series of 8 Zoom/ Skype individual / collective meetings.
The concert date in Tinguely Museum will be announced in advance. Selected composers must write a piece for percussion of a maximum duration of 12 minutes.
Languages of the Course: English / German / Spanish / French
All materials must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 August
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