5th International

ilSUONO

Contemporary Music Week 

2020

CITTÀ DI CASTELLO, ITALY

JULY 18-26, 2020

Rand Steiger

composer-in-residence

Chaya Czernowin

 composer-in-residence

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        ensemble Suono Giallo

                   ensemble-in-residence

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Schallfeld ensemble

guest ensemble

Giacomo Piermatti

guest performer|double-bass

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Chiara Franceschini

guest performer|violin

 
How To Apply

 

ELIGIBILITY

Any composer is eligible to apply regardless of age.
 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

December 1, 2019 

(by 11:59pm, Eastern European Time)

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Through the online application form, composers should submit a permanent link 

to one (preferably Dropbox or Google Drive) folder, which should contain the following:

 

       1. CV and BIO (max 200 words) (.pdf) in English, combined in one file

2. HQ ARTISTIC PHOTO (.jpeg) to be used in case of acceptance

      3. TWO RECENT WORKS [scores (.pdf) and recordings (.mp3)]

PREFERRED CATEGORY

In the application form, the applicant will be asked to choose the category

[CATEGORY A: Mixed Media or CATEGORY B: Acoustic]

to which s/he is applying.

Notes on the application submission:

• At least one recording is required.

• Midi recordings will not be acceptable.

• All recordings should strictly be in MP3 format.

• Submitted works could be of any instrumentation.

For Category A applicants: At least one work with electronics is required.

• Make sure the link to your folder is permanent. Applications with expired or non-functional links will be automatically rejected.

APPLICATION FEE

An application fee of 12€ should be payable through Paypal to ilsuono.academy@gmail.com

In case the applicant cannot proceed to and/or complete the payment of the application fee through Paypal,

an alternative payment option would be through bank transfer to the following account:

                                                                                Bank: Banco Popolare

                                                                                Country: Italy

                                                                                Beneficiary: Associazione ensemble suono giallo

                                                                                Name: Simone Nocchi

                                                                                IBAN: IT80 U 05034 21600 000000000999

                                                                                Swift Code: BAPPIT21P14

Address: Via Marconi 5, Città di Castello (PG) 06012, Italy

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Chaya Czernowin | 2020 resident composer

Rand Steiger | 2020 resident composer

ensemble Suono Giallo | resident ensemble

Giacomo Piermatti | guest performer

Theocharis Papatrechas | artistic director

 

NOTIFICATION

Selected applicants will be notified by the end of December 2019.

 

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

 

APPLICATION FEE

 
 

FULLY ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS

All Fully Active participants get:​

  • 3 rehearsals of 1-hour each + dress rehearsal of the new work

  • premiere of the new work in one of the two final concerts

  • recording and video of both the dress rehearsal and concert performance of the new work (by the end of August 2020)

  • 1.5-hour private lesson with each one of the tutors

  • 1-hour presentation of their compositional work

  • attendance in all the events of the academy

Details of the new works:

-Score and parts must be submitted via email by May 15, 2020.

-The duration should strictly not exceed 8'.

-Upon acceptance, the selected composers will be asked to send three different instrumental line-ups, for which they would be interested in writing. 

Course Fee:

400€

The fee should be paid in two portions:

 - €250, after the notification of acceptance.

  (further instructions will be provided via email)

 - €150, with the submission of the new work, on May 15, 2020.

* Course Fees do not go towards the coverage of any accommodation, board, or travel expenses of the participant.

** All fees are non-refundable.

PARTIALLY ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS

After the selection of the 12 Fully Active participants, the selection committee will give the opportunity to three composers to attend the academy as Partially Active participants, who will be asked to write a 2-to-3 minute piece to be read by ensemble Suono Giallo.

 

All Partially Active participants get:

  • 1-hour reading session of a 2-to-3 minute piece by Suono Giallo

  • zoom recording of the reading session

  • 1.5-hour private lesson with each one of the tutors

  • attendance in all the events of the academy

Details of the new works to be read:

-Score and parts must be submitted via email by June 25, 2020.

-The duration should be strictly 2'-3'.

-Upon acceptance, the selected composers will be asked to send the instrumental line-up, for which they would be interested in writing. 

Course Fee:

180€

The fee should be fully paid after the notification of acceptance.

(further instructions will be provided via email)

* Course Fees do not go towards the coverage of any accommodation, board, or travel expenses of the participant.

** All fees are non-refundable.

 
 
Available Instrumentation & Electronic Gear

FLUTE

piccolo, concert, alto, bass

SAXOPHONE

soprano, alto, tenor, baritone

PERCUSSION 

Mallets: vibraphone, glockenspiel

Drums: snare drum (Ludwig 14"), 2 tom-toms, floor tom

Cymbals: dark crash (Paiste 16"), ride (Ufip 22"), splash

Smaller instruments (e.g. triangle, tambourine, claves, maracas) might be available, however their inclusion in the percussion part must be decided in advance in communication with our percussionist, Laura. 

PIANO

VIOLIN

CONTRABASS

4 strings|tuning: F#-B-E-A (low to high)

ELECTRONIC GEAR

(for Category A: Mixed Media participants only): 

-5.1 Sound System (5 Monitors & 1 Sub)

-Microphones

-Mixing Board

-Sound Interface

-MacBook Pro with Pd and MaxMSP 7 & 8 installed

Stage Set-Up*:

*For the best possible recording conditions, the position of the instrumentalists is to remain fixed for all the pieces as shown above. No requests for stage rearrangements will be accepted and, consequently, any movement of the performers during the pieces will not be possible whatsoever.

 
Additional Information

ACCOMMODATION & EXPENSES

The organization will not cover accommodation, board, or travel expenses.

The organization will arrange for participant accommodations in rooms/apartments

at a cost of €20-€35 per night, per person. 

Participants will have the option to share apartments with up to five other participants.

ARRIVAL DATE: July 17, 2020

 DEPARTURE DATE:  July 27, 2020

HOSTING INSTITUTION

The lessons, masterclasses, presentations and rehearsals take place at:

          Scuola Comunale di Musica “Giacomo Puccini"

          Via XI Settembre 41/a - 06012 Città di Castello (PG), Italy

www.musicascuola.it

LANGUAGE

All presentations, masterclasses and rehearsals during the course will be in English.

CONTACT

For questions, throw us an email at: ilsuono.academy@gmail.com