La Biennale di Venezia
BIENNALE COLLEGE - MUSICA COMPOSERS 1
Writing for vocal ensemble (with or without electronics)
The workshop is dedicated to young composers interested in writing for vocal ensemble a cappella
(max. 5 voices). Proposals can include live electronics, amplification or tape production. Any
special requirements must be discussed with the workshop tutors in advance.
The selected composers will have the opportunity to write a new vocal work (15 minutes
maximum) under the supervision of the Artistic Director of the Biennale Musica, Lucia Ronchetti,
supported by different tutors.
The Vocal Ensemble Neue Vocalsolisten will perform the new compositions within the Biennale
Musica (17-26 September 2021) as world premieres.
The workshop will consist of three different stages.
The first stage will be dedicated to the conception of the work, the textual treatment and the
experimentation of different vocal techniques under the supervision of the tutors. Classes will also
focus on traditional and recent vocal techniques, their specific notation and the electronic
treatment of the voice.
The subject, the text and the dramaturgy of the selected projects will be the object of an open
discussion between the Artistic Director, composers, tutors and members of the vocal
ensemble Neue Vocalsolisten.
The composition of the first version of the new pieces will be followed by the second stage of the
workshop, which will be concerned on the evaluation of the compositional ideas and their
performability. The third stage will be dedicated to the work on the CIMM Studios (La Biennale di
Venezia Centre for Computer Music and Multimedia) for the compositions requiring electronics
Biennale College Musica team, under the supervision of the Artistic Director, will be in
communication with the selected composers throughout the whole process of composition, from
April to September 2021 and will also be available for suggestions and revisions of the new scores.
Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Berlin, composer
Jennifer Walshe, London, composer, vocalist, performer
Andreas Fischer, Stuttgart, bass, Ensemble Neue Vocalsolisten
Guido Barbieri, Ravenna, dramaturgy
Thierry Coduys, Paris, sound engineer, computer music design - Biennale College Musica CIMM
Workshop dates: 1 week in April (April 12-18, 2021); 1 week in July (July 19-25, 2021); 1 week in
August (August 22-29, 2021).
Venue of the workshop: Venezia
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