Acanthes 2008

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 !  Composition Workshops

These workshops are designed for participating composers who wish to submit a new instrumental work and, throughout the requisite rehearsals, benefit from the experience and advice of members of the Acanthes teaching team. These workshops, placed under the artistic direction of Salvatore Sciarrino, Michèle Reverdy and Fabio Nieder, will be preceded by a "round-table analysis" which will provide the participating composers with the opportunity to make final adjustments to their pieces as they are being played.

Composer candidate’s applications for composition workshops (detailed CV, scores, recordings as appropriate) shall be examined by a selection committee whose decision is final.

The Acanthes management, together with the heads of each workshop composition, reserves the right to reject a score where its realisation proves impractical.

1) Orchestre National de Lorraine Workshops

a) Formation A - conductor Diego Masson
Instrumental line-up: 1 flute + 1 flute/piccolo, 1 oboe + 1 oboe/French horn, 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon + 1 bassoon/contrabassoon, 3 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone + 1 bass trombone, 1 timpani, 1 percussion* , 20 violins, 7 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double basses.

b) Formation B - conductor Zsolt Nagy
Instrumental line-up: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet/soprano clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 percussion*, 1 harp, 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass (5 strings).

*Available percussion instruments: 1 vibraphone (F3-F6), 1 marimba (4 and a half octaves lames Kelon F2-C7), 1 glockenspiel (F5-E8), 1 set of crotales (2 octaves C to C), 1 set of tubular bells (F4-F6), 4 toms, 2 bongos, 2 tumbas, 1 tam-tam, 1 symphonic bass drum, 3 suspended cymbals, 5 temple blocks, 2 wood blocks.

Participating students can select all or some of the available instruments (minimum of thirty five musicians for formation A and eight musicians for formation B, to the exclusion of any concertant works).

Duration of the presented work: six to eight minutes

Inscription deadline

Inscription deadline
Composition workshops

before 21 January, 2008

Please check link to Application

ONL, Atelier A - Acanthes 2007

ONL, Atelier B - Acanthes 2007

Tolga Yayalar and Marco Stroppa - Acanthes 2007

Acanthes 2007 - Recording... with Studio Sextan

Eric Daubresse et Francisco Huguet - 2007

Yan Maresz - préparation d'un concert - 2007


2) Instrumental ensemble Workshop - Conductor Sylvio Gualda

Instrumental line-up: 2 pianos, 2 percussions

Eric Chartier, Pascal Pons, percussions
Ya-Ou Xie, Prodromos Symeonidis, pianos

Duration: six to eight minutes

- The composer can only select instruments on the list below
The composer must fully consider the feasibility of producing the work in respect of the planned rehearsals and of its final implementation. List of percussion instruments for 2 percussionists:

1 marimba (5 octaves C2-C7),
1 vibraphone (3 octaves, F3-F6),
4 Pedal timpanies, 2 Snare drums, 5 Tom-toms (45/40/38/36/33), 2 Congas, 1 pair of Bongos, 1 Symphonic Bass Drum, 1 Tambourine with stand,
1 Tam Tam (96 cm) with stand, 1 Tam Tam (66/70 cm) with stand , 3 Thai gongs (low / medium / high) with stand (2 stands), 4 Cymbals (low to high), 1 China cymbal, 1 sizzle cymbale, 2 Black bronze Chinese rins, 2 brass Japanese rins,
5 Temple blocks, 5 Woodblocks,
3 triangles (low / medium / high) with stand,
1 Wood chime, 1 Metal chime.

Some worked partitions will be scheduled for the students’ concerts on 17 and 18 July. All the works will benefit from extensive rehearsals and a CD recording of the work.

Note to composers selected for the composition workshops

The composers selected must submit the following:

1. By post before 26 May 2008 (postmark being proof of posting):

The written work:
Conductor’s bound copy - minimum A3 format, in triplicate, with characters large enough to be read from a distance, copies of good quality,
- Musicians’ individual parts (bound as necessary), A3, one copy per musician, edited with a sufficient pause at the bottom of each page in order to allow the performer to have time to turn the page.

2. By before 26 May 2008

a. The written work by .pdf file (Conductor’s and musician's parts)

b. Programme notes in English and French - maximum of ten lines (format .rtf if possible)

c. A biography in English and French - maximum of ten lines (format .rtf if possible)

The Acanthes Centre management reserves the right to refuse any dossier that does not include documentation of good quality and/or does not meet the criteria required in this specification

Acanthes 2007 reahersal and individual meeting with Yan Maresz and Michael Jarrell

Download Acanthes 2008' brochure (256 Ko)

  ----- The Acanthes management, together with the heads of each workshop composition, reserves the right to reject a score where its realisation proves impractical.


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