NOTE! EXTENDED DEADLINE!
Roadrunner Academy is an annual one-week event where young and upcoming composers get a
chance to write for and work with Roadrunner. Edition five takes place from february 19-25 2024, in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
During daily workshops students get a chance to work with the ensemble and an acclaimed composer
in residence. Ideas can be shared with peers, one can try out new concepts and learn more about the
instruments and different musical approaches.
We present the finalized pieces in a public concert at the end of the week in the Uilenburgersjoel,
including a performance recording.
Erica Roozendaal (Accordion), Michel Marang (clarinet) & Antonis Pratsinakis (violoncello), each
lauded in their own field, find common space in a project with doors and windows wide open.
The dynamic Roadrunner Trio plays, improvises, writes and has others write. Music that balances on
the border of modern, classical and traditional music.
Started eight years ago as an experiment, the trio's unique sound combination quickly turned out to be
a bull's eye and now the trio travels around the world, conquering audiences and a new generation of
ambitious, young composers.
Roadrunner distinguishes itself from other contemporary music ensembles by
also involving folk music, improvisation and arranging existing music in our
concerts. We want to challenge the participants to include these elements in
their scores, rather than focus on academic new music only.
We suggest the following three starting points:
- Start from your own roots! This can be traditional music but also pop music.
- You may include improvisation in your music.
- Notation can also be a lead sheet, or instructions otherwise. As long as you are clear in
expressing what you want.
To gain the most out of our academy, we encourage you to send a preliminary version of your work no
later than three weeks before the start of the academy.
Location and dates
Alberdingk Thijmstraat 19, 1054 AH Amsterdam
Februari 19-25, 2024
Concert date: 25th of February 2024, Uilenburgersjoel, Amsterdam
The fee for the entire course is €450,- , of which €150,- should be paid in advance at the moment we
accept your application.
Details are available at web pages: