Master class in Composition
Rome, 16 -
Via Ferruccio 32b
Organizer: Scatola Sonora-
Partner: She Lives
Professors: Sidney Corbett, Alessio Elia
Sidney Corbett’s topics:
Seminar: Strategies in composition for chamber ensemble
Seminar: Analysis seminar in contemporary composition for chamber ensemble
Instrumentation practice in writing for winds and strings
Alessio Elia’s topics:
Seminar: Music as a physical phenomenon
Seminar: Polysystemism. A simultaneous employment of different tuning systems emerging from String Theory, M-
Laboratory: Extended techniques in flute, cello and piano
The course includes significant analyses of important compositions from the contemporary literature.
Passive participants are entitled to attend seminars, the laboratory and the discussions of active students about their works, but they cannot discuss their own works with the professors.
Passive participants are invited to attend the rehearsals and the final concert of active students, but they cannot propose their own works.
The course is held in English (seminars, laboratories, group lessons).
Individual meetings can be done in the following languages:
Sidney Corbett: English, German, Spanish
Alessio Elia: English, Italian, German, Hungarian
PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPOSITION COURSE STUDENTS’ PIECES
The course provides the performance of the students pieces during the final concert (Saturday 23 July – h. 19:30).
Composers are invited to write a piece for the ensemble in residence (without conductor), which includes the following instruments: flute (also piccolo, alto, bass and flute with Robert Dick’s slide – watch the video), cello and piano (one player).
The piece can be written for any combination of the instruments present in the ensemble, from solo instrument to the whole group and must not be longer than 6 minutes.
Scores and parts, preferably written with a music notation software (Finale, Sibelius, etc.), must be sent as a pdf file no later than June 23 rd, 2016 to the following e-
Music as a physical phenomenon – Alessio Elia
Introduction to music as a physical-
Analysis of the following physical-
Analysis seminar in contemporary composition for chamber ensemble – Sidney Corbett
The seminar will focus on compositions of chamber music and for small ensemble.
Analysis of scores by: Corbett, Ligeti, Kurtág, Lachenmann, Brass.
Strategies in composition for chamber ensemble – Sidney Corbett
Different techniques of writing addressed to small ensemble.
Analysis of types of writing for strings and woodwinds.
Polysystemism. A simultaneous employment of different tuning systems emerging from String Theory, M-
(19 and 20 July – h. 18:20 -
Laboratory on extended techniques for the flute, cello and piano – Alessio Elia
The laboratory aims to investigate the timbric and expressive resources emerging from extended techniques and "non-
ENSEMBLE IN RESIDENCE
The final concert
420 € for active participants
210 € for passive participants
For external participants
60 € per each seminar. Seminars and laboratories are also open also to interested parties who are not enrolled at the courses. Each seminar is made of two meetings.
DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT
23 June 2016
External people who wish to attend seminars and laboratories can register that day.
Info at the website of the Academy -
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Download the brochure in English