CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS – LUXEMBOURG COMPOSITION ACADEMY 19.-25.11.2018
Undergraduate and (post)graduate composers are invited to participate in the Luxembourg Composition Academy, held between November 19 to 25, 2018 at neimënster (historic Abbaye de Neumünster) in Luxembourg with the faculty consisting of the composers Joanna Bailie and Franck Bedrossian (University of California, Berkeley) as well as the Luxembourgish ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin.
The Luxembourg Composition Academy offers young composers the opportunity to spend one week working in an inspiring and creative environment in the heart of Luxembourg.
The program consists of lectures, one-to-one lessons with Joanna Bailie and Franck Bedrossian as well as workshops with the musicians of the ensemble, directed by Nacho de Paz. All selected composers are invited to write a new piece for United Instruments of Lucilin. These compositions will be premiered in the Academy’s final concert on November 24, 2018 as part of the rainy days festival, the Philharmonie Luxembourg’s international festival for contemporary music. In addition, the participants will have the opportunity to attend all the concerts of the festival and stay until the end of the festival
The academy will be taught in English, French and German. The participation fee is 450 € and includes accommodation (November 18-26, 2018) at neimënster as well as all concert tickets for the whole rainy days festival.
To apply for the academy, please submit a recent C.V., 2 scores (in .pdf format) and recordings (if available) to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 10th.
The Luxembourg Composition Academy is a cooperation between neimenster – Cultural Center Neumünster Abbey, United Instruments of Lucilin and Philharmonie Luxembourg.
neimenster – Cultural Center Neumünster Abbey 28, rue Münster L-2160 Luxembourg
+352/26 20 52 – 1 neimenster.lu
Meet the invited composers:
Joanna Bailie was born in London in 1973 and now lives in Berlin. She studied composition with Richard Barrett, electronic music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Holland and won a fellowship to study at Columbia University in 1999. She completed her PhD at City, University of London in 2018.
Her recent work includes chamber music and installation, and is characterized by the use of field recordings together with acoustic instruments. She is also interested in the interplay between the audio and visual as evidenced by her works for camera obscura which include the installation The place you can see and hear and the music theatre piece Analogue.
She has taught composition at City, University of London, The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and at the 47th edition of the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music. In 2016 she was a guest of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin-program.
Franck Bedrossian was born in Paris, France, on February 3rd, 1971.
After studying harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and analysis at the National Conservatory of Paris, he studied composition with Allain Gaussin and entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (class of Gerard Grisey and Marco Stroppa) where he obtained a first prize of analysis and the diploma of higher studies in composition unanimously. In 2002-2003, he attended the Cursus in composition and computer music at IRCAM , studying with Philippe Leroux, Brian Ferneyhough, Tristan Murail and Philippe Manoury. Meanwhile, he completed his training with Helmut Lachenmann (Acanthes 1999, International Ensemble Modern Akademie 2004).
His works have been performed in Europe, Russia, Asia, United States and South America by ensembles such as L’Itinéraire, 2E2M, Ictus, Court Circuit, Cairn, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, Orchestre National de Lyon, SWR Baden Baden und Freiburg Symphony Orchestra, Contrechamps, KNM Berlin, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Moscow Contemporary Ensemble, the Danel Quartet, the Diotima Quartet, the Tana Quartet as part of festivals Agora, Resonances, Manca, Musica Nova, International Festival Cervantino, RTÉ Living Music Festival, Présences, Borealis Festival, Musica Strasbourg, Ars Musica, Nuova Consonanza, Suona Francese, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Festival International d’Art-lyrique d’ Aix-en-Provence, Manifeste, Fabbrica Europa, Wien Modern, Archipel, Donaueschinger Musiktage, MaerzMusik, Sommer in Stuttgart, Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Venice Biennale, Wittener Musiktage für Neue Kammermusik, ReMusik.
In 2001, he received a grant from the Meyer Foundation, the Fondation Bleustein-Blanchet for Vocation and 2004, the price-Hervé Dugardin SACEM. In 2005, the Institut de France (Académie des Beaux-Arts) awarded him the Pierre Cardin Prize of Musical Composition. Franck Bedrossian also received the prize for young composers of SACEM in 2007. He was a resident at the Villa Medici in April 2006 to April 2008, and teaches currently Music Composition at the University of California, Berkeley. He has recently been awarded as « Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres » by the French Minsitry of Culture. His works are published by Éditions Billaudot and Verlag Neue Musik.