Composers Residency program Rodamúsic 2024

Timeline

Submission period

Mon Mar 4 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Wed Mar 20 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Mon Mar 25 at 05PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Registration fee 10 €

Ensemble in residence: 4Sonora (String Quartet, Spain)

The Associació Cultural Rodamúsic, with the collaboration of Potries Council and the support of Institut Valencià de Cultura, launch the Composer Residency Program Rodamúsic - 4th Edition 2024 that will take place during May 2024 in Potries (Valencia, Spain).

Background

The active cultural scene scheduled in Potries, preceding its appointment as the first rural town recognized as Valencian Cultural Capital in 2018, culminates every summer with the festival Potries Music Fest (www.musicfest.potries.org), an event that brings together more than 10 performances in four days , and which includes local, national and international artists from various disciplines and styles.

Along with this, the Chamber Music series, the opera from El Palau de les Arts, among other activities, are part of the extensive and growing cultural offer that Potries hosts.

Description

This program will consist of a one-week creative residency for a composer in Potries (Valencia, Spain), where the selected person will write a work, ideally, based upon, or inspired by, some elements of the village, region, or natural environment that surrounds it.

The piece should have a maximum length of 7 minutes, and it will be officially premiered at the concert scheduled for the 26th of May 2024. It will be performed by the musicians for whom the composer will write the work, and with whom a collaborative work process will be created.

This process will consist of two workshops that will take place during the artistic residency in Potries, in which the artist will be able to work directly with the musicians, and will also be given a mentorship with a renowned composer.

Through this collaboration with the performers, the composer will be able to develop their knowledge of the instruments which they will be writing for: their acoustic, notation, sound possibilities, techniques, etc.

During these days they will have access to museums, emblematic buildings, routes and other options to discover and explore the town and its surroundings.

The application will have a fee of 10 Euros. This payment will include the invitation to the concert (in person or online streaming), as well as being able to participate in one of the workshops that the group will do during the residency.

Performers and Tutor

The group that will perform the work resulting from this artistic residency will be 4Sonora
Raúl Suárez (violin)
Joel Bardolet (violin)
Alfonso Noriega (viola)
Sara Chordà (cello).

It will also be possible to include the use of audiovisual processes (electronics, images, etc.) which must be previously discussed and approved by the organization.

The tutor in charge of guiding and assisting in case the resident artist requests it will be the composer Voro García.

Prize

The prize will be 1000 Euros, plus accommodation, and an amount of up to 150 Euros ofor travel expenses.

Who can apply?

Professional composers, as well as those in their early years of professional development, and students in the last years of their studies.

Details are available at web pages:
https://musicfest.potries.org/