New Music For Guitar II

Call for Composers


Submission period

Mon Jan 16 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Feb 19 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Mon Feb 27 at 05PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Course fee 400 €
Dates: 13-18 July 2023 (6 days)

The composition masterclass is open to all those interested in composing a piece for electric guitar and who wish to experience this under the guidance of Pierluigi Billone, working closely with the young performers of the simultaneous electric guitar masterclass held by Tom Pauwels.

The starting point will be the organic integration of direct and creative manipulation of the instrument (preferably excluding additional tools, apparatus, extensions, etc.) with the possibilities of electronic sound processing programmes.

The privileged technical focus will be on the principles and formalisation of preliminary sound explorations, the creative and conscious use of the programmes and the development of an effective and coherent notation.

The compositional focus will be on the open and critical consideration of the principles of processing and development of the sound material chosen by the participant.

The culmination of the experience is the composition of a short piece for electric guitar (recommended duration 6/8 minutes, maximum duration: 10/12 minutes), also in the form of a étude, or a preliminary study and/or a portion of a larger subsequent work, or as a documentation of a preliminary exploration of open possibilities.

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