ilSUONO 2022

CITTÀ DI CASTELLO, ITALY

JULY 16-24, 2022

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Edmund Campion

composer-in-residence

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Clara Iannotta

composer-in-residence

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ensemble Suono Giallo

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Carmine Emanuele Cella

guest composer

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Chiara Franceschini

guest performer | violin

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Sidera Saxophone Quartet

guest ensemble

 
How To Apply

ELIGIBILITY

Any composer is eligible to apply.
 

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

DECEMBER 6, 2021 

(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:

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 and accessible to anyone.                     Entries 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

Clara Iannotta | 2022 resident composer

Edmund Campion | 2022 resident composer

ensemble Suono Giallo | resident ensemble

Theocharis Papatrechas | artistic director

NOTIFICATION

Selected applicants will be notified by the beginning of January 2022.

1. CV and Bio (.pdf) in English, combined in one file

2. Two Recent Works [scores (.pdf) - recordings (.mp3) - links to videos]

3. HQ Artistic Photo (.jpeg) to be used in case of acceptance

4. Receipt of payment of 12€ application fee (.pdf)

PREFERRED CATEGORY

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

[Category A: Mixed Media or Category B: Acoustic]*

for which they are applying.

*If the applicant wishes to apply for both categories, they will need to submit two separate applications,

submitting the application fee twice.

 

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

 

APPLICATION FEE (12€)

 
 

FULLY ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS

[12]

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 2022)

  • 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, 2022.

-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, 2022.

* 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 

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After the selection of the 12 Fully Active participants, the selection committee will give the opportunity to 4 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, 2022.

-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. 

PIANO

VIOLIN

DOUBLE-BASS

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

[the bass part should be transposed in D]

ELECTRONIC GEAR

(for Category A: Mixed Media participants only): 

-Quadraphonic Setup (4 Speakers & 1 Sub)

-Microphones

-Mixing Board

-Sound Interface

-MacBook Pro with Pd and MaxMSP 7 & 8 installed

Stage Set-Up*:

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*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 15, 2022

 DEPARTURE DATE:  July 25, 2022

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