International Masterclass for Composers 2024
The educational and concert platform for new music DME is announcing the International Masterclass for composers, presenting as guest tutors/artists Åke Parmerud and Jaime Reis.
This event will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on 22-27 March 2024, as part of the Immersive Festival 2024, focused on acousmatic music and immersive audio. Composers regardless of age and residence are welcome to apply.
The event will be divided in two parts:
22-24 Mar 2024: Festival Imersivo (daily seminars and concerts with Åke Parmerud, Thomas Gorbach, Enrique Mendoza Mejia and Julien Guillamat);
25-27 Mar 2024: Full-day masterclass with Åke Parmerud ("Composing with modular synthesis") and Jaime Reis (individual lessons - one for each student).
Both seminars and masterclass will be focused on mixed music and acousmatic music.
Deadline for application is February 23rd, 2023.
The tuition fees depends on the following categories:
· Active participation: International masterclass with Jaime Reis and Åke Parmerud + attendance to Festival Imersivo and seminars (22-27 Mar): €250
· Active participation: International masterclass with Jaime Reis and Åke Parmerud (25-27 Mar): €200
· Passive participation: possibility to attend all activities as listener (it does not include an individual lesson) : €150
Portuguese composers (or resident in Portugal) are entitled to receive a grant that will range between €50 and €150. The grant applicants should attach a motivation letter in the formulary with maximum 3000 characters.
Each participant is responsible for her or his travel expenses, accommodation and meals in Lisbon.
Registration form for the International Masterclass for Composers: https://forms.gle/fismQXmPLwvHf86SA (until February 23rd, 2023.)
– If you want to register only for the seminars during Festival Imersivo, it has a cost of 50€ and you can do so here: https://forms.gle/iySy9XVeQdoRrxTS9
The international masterclass has a maximum numbers of 8 participants, so there might be the need to make a selection of participants.
If you have any questions, feel free to write an email to [email protected]
Åke Masterclass Seminars: 10 a.m to 1 p.m.
Composing using VCV rack modular synthesis and other freeware solutions.
Synopsis: Modular synthesis has gained a lot of interest and popularity over the last decade. It is a powerful way of working with both sound design and composition although in a somewhat restricted sense. It is also very expensive to work with hardware eurorack modules which acts as another limiting factor. Using freeware such as VCV rack opens the access to modular synthesis to any composer or musician to explore the possibilities of this technology. However it is important to combine modular synthesis with other ways of composing. The masterclass will deal with both the basics of modular synthesis as well as a broader strategy using combinations of different software approaches to composition.
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