Master class in Composition 2018
Place: Zeneház (House of Music) seat of Concerto Budapest Orchestra.
Address: Páva utca 10, 1094 – Budapest
Ensemble in Residence: piano and string quartet (members of The National Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Hungarian Opera House and Concerto Armonico). Ensemble conducted by Andreas Luca Beraldo.
Final Concert: 29 August – House of Music. Budapest
Sidney Corbett / Alessio Elia
– On writing for string quartet, with analytic examples from Ligeti, Scelsi and Lachenmann (and Beethoven and Bartók over our shoulders)
– Microtonality: from Spectralism to Polysystemism. From the overtone series to the simultaneous employment of different tuning systems.
(Seminar based on lectures held at Cité de la Musique, The Hungarian Academy of Arts and Chigiana Academy)
– San Paolo, opera after an unrealised screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini
– Window technique: a way of managing proportions in musical composition with regard to metre, tempo, harmonic rhythm, density, register and dynamics
The pieces of the students are analyzed and discussed by Corbett and Elia from the point of view of compositional techniques and aesthetics. The conductor and editor Andreas Luca Beraldo will provide instead a conductorial and editorial approach.
Active students are entitled to attend the courses, and invited to discuss their own works with professors during individual meetings. They can also take part to the final concert with a piece written for the ensemble in residence.
Passive participants are entitled to attend the courses 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.
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 (Wednesday, 29 August – h. 19:30, House of Music).
Composers are invited to write a piece for the ensemble in residence (with conductor):
Piano and string quartet
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 7 minutes.
Scores and parts, preferably written with a music notation software (Finale, Sibelius, etc.), must be sent as a pdf file no later than 29 July 2018, to the following e-
Students who wish to apply directly as passive participants should send only a copy of their identity card or passport, and pay the registration fee.
Active Students: 560 €
Listeners: 300 €
The fees should be sent to the following Bank Account
Associazione SHE LIVES
BIC/SWIFT (per le transazioni internazionali): BCITITMX
Banca Prossima – Filiale di Milano, Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10, 20121 Milano
SHE LIVES Address: Piazza della Libertà 20, 00192 – Roma (Italy).
Deadline for enrollment and delivery of the pieces and parts
29 July 2018
More info: www.shelivesmusic.it/masterclass