Composition Workshop: Chamber Music with electronics

Composers, Sound Engineers, Computer-Music Designers • June 17-29, 2019 • Paris

Timeline

Submission period

Fri Dec 21, 2018 at 11:44 AM UTC

End of submission period

Tue Jan 22 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Thu Feb 28 at 5 PM UTC

RAPHAËL CENDO & ENSEMBLE NIKEL

Two-year Workshop
Session 1: Monday—Saturday, June 17—29, 2019 at IRCAM
Session 2: June 15—27, 2020 at IRCAM for selected composers
Educational Advisors: Raphaël Cendo (composer), Ensemble Nikel (Yaron Deutsch electric guitar, Patrick Stadler saxophones, Brian Archinal percussion, Antoine Françoise piano), Grégoire Lorieux & Mikhail Malt (IRCAM computer music designers)

IRCAM offers 10 young composers a two-week period during which they will have a series of composition classes on mixed music, instrumental classes given by musicians, one-on-one meetings with the composer leading the workshop, Raphaël Cendo and work sessions on their sketches with musicians. They will also have individual meetings with IRCAM’s computer music designers to fine-tune the electronic part of their work. There will not be any rehearsals with the musicians during this first session.

At the end of this two-week session, some of the young composers will be selected to complete their score (5-10 minutes) during the 2019-2020 year. They will return in 2020, from June 15—27, to rehearse their works performed in concert during the ManiFeste-2020 academy.

 


APPLICATIONS

Applications must be born after January 1, 1987
Composers can not sign up for the composition workshops more than two years in a row. They can, however, follow the academy’s activities as an auditor as long as they would like.

Applicants must create an account (or use an existing account) on the ULYSSES platform, complete their profile, and click on “apply” on the ManiFeste-2019 call for applications page. They must:

- Fill out all personal information (name, sex, age, nationality, address, valid ID, photo of the applicant’s face that can be used by IRCAM for access badges)
- Write a short biography (600 characters MAXIMUM) that can be used by IRCAM for concert programs
- List their educational experience, professional experience, awards and scholarships,
- Present 3 works they composed, at least 1 uses electronics (mp3 audio, mp4 video, score in pdf), preferably for Nikel instruments (saxophone, electric guitar, percussion and/or piano)
- All recommendation letters or documents deemed useful (pdf)


JURY

The jury will be made up of the composer Raphaël Cendo, the musicians from the ensemble Nikel, the director of IRCAM, Frank Madlener, and IRCAM computer music designers/professors Grégoire Lorieux & Mikhail Malt.


CONDITIONS

Registration fees: 300 €
The academy does not offer any scholarships or housing. Participants must find their own housing.

Selected composers  for June 2019 must (under penalty of loss of student status):

commit to writing an original score with the following characteristics:
1-3 minutes long
For one of the following groups:
- Quartet: saxophone (preferably soprano, tenor and baryton), electric guitar, percussion, piano, and electronics
- Duo: saxophone (preferably soprano, tenor and baryton), percussion, and electronics
- Duo: electric guitar, piano, and electronics
pay all registration fees in full before Tuesday, March 12, 2019
send the scores and a sketch of the electronics (sound files, patches, depending on the type of project) by email before Tuesday, May 21, 2019
bring their own laptop computer and headphones to the workshop


Composers selected to take attend in 2020 will not have any further registration fees to pay. They must:

commit to completing their final sketch presented during the workshop in June 2019
5-10 minutes long
For the grouping for which they were selected:
- Quartet: saxophone (preferably soprano, tenor and baryton), electric guitar, percussion, piano, and electronics
- Duo: saxophone (preferably soprano, tenor and baryton), percussion, and electronics
- Duo: electric guitar, piano, and electronics
send the finalized electronics and the score before March 12, 2020
bring their own laptop computer and headphones to the workshop


Composers who do not send their scores before the deadline or do not respect the instrumentation requested (including the doubles indicated), the percussion set or those who will be absent—even partially—during the workshop will be excluded from the workshop. In this case, registration fees will not be reimbursed.


APPLICANTS MUST:

• Fill out all personal information (name, sex, age, nationality, address, valid ID, photo of the applicant’s face that can be used by IRCAM for access badges)
• Write a short biography (600 characters MAXIMUM) that can be used by IRCAM for concert programs
• List their educational experience, professional experience, awards and scholarships
• Present 3 works they composed (read carefully instructions in the form, according to the workshop you want to apply for)
• All recommendation letters or documents deemed useful (pdf)

Besides, Applicants to Electroacoustic Performance Workshop are request to:
• Provide the link to download a patch they composed (Max or any other real-time software) using the platform of their choice. Please provide a permanent URL that does not require a password
• Download the questionnaire on their level of computer literacy and return it with their application online in the “Documents” section

The platform will notify you of any incompleteness before the final submission. Applicants may save their application as a draft before the submission deadline. Do not forget to finalize your application on clicking on SUBMIT button.

Do not forget to read carefully consent and release form at the end of the form before submitting your application


For any request, please contact academy (at) ircam.fr
For technical assistance please contact us at: technical.assistance (at) ulysses-network.eu



IT IS THE APPLICANT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE SHE/HE UNDERSTANDS AND MEETS THE WORKSHOP OR COURSE INFORMATION.
Prerequisite requirements, class descriptions, instrumentation, registration fees, deadlines, and indications concerning necessary material are provided in each workshop or master class description on www.ircam.fr.  
Selected applicants who do not respect these guidelines or who are absent – even for a portion of the academy – will lose their student status and their tuition fees withheld.