Acanthes 2009

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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 Hugues Dufourt, Ivan Fedele and Bruno Mantovani, 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 Jacques Mercier
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 Jean Deroyer
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

Registration deadline

Inscription deadline
Composition workshops

26 january 2009

Please check link to Application

ONL, Atelier A - Acanthes 2008

ONL, Atelier B - Acanthes 2008

Diego Masson and Anita Mieze - Acanthes 2008

Jacques Mercier - ONL - Acanthes 2007

Ensemble Intercontemporain - Acanthes 2006

Ensemble Intercontemporain - Acanthes 2004

Diego Masson, Fabio Nieder et Cinzia Nistico

Diego Masson - répétition Acanthes 2008

Atelier 2P2P - rehearsal Acanthes 2008

Acanthes 2008

Recording with Studio Sextan - Acanthes 2008

2) Neue Vocalsolisten and Sylvio Gualda workshops
Sarah Sun, soprano
Martin Nagy, tenor
Guillermo Anzorena, baritone
Andreas Fisher, bass
and Sylvio Gualda

Participating students may choose all or part of the vocal line-up and one percussion set (with percussion as an option).The percussion part cannot be a solo percussion choice.

The composers can use a text which they wrote themselves, either a classical or a contemporary text; in this last case, they should make sure they are entitled to use the selected text.

Option without percussion: three voices as a minimum.

Duration of the presented work: four to seven minutes.

The possible ensemble choices are:

– Four voices, one percussion set
– Three voices, one percussion set
– Two voices, one percussion set
– One voice, one percussion set
– Four voices
– Three voices

Available percussion instruments:

1 Timpani (n°4)
1 Snare drum
4 Toms toms (45/40/36/33)
1 pair of Bongos
1 Tumba
1 Symphonic bass Drum (90 cm)
1 Tam Tam (96 cm),
3 Thai gongs (low/medium/high)
3 Cymbals (low to high)
1 China cymbal
3 brass Japanese rins
5 temple blocks
4 woodblocks
1 Wood chime
1 Metal chime

Some worked partitions will be scheduled for the students’ concerts on 13, 15 and
16 July. All the works will benefit from extensive rehearsals and a CD recording
of the work.

Note for composers selected for the composition workshops

The composers selected must submit the following:

1. By post before 25 May 2009 (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 25 May 2009)

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

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

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

individual meetings - Acanthes 2008

Atelier 2P2P Acanthes 2008 - concert

download Acanthes 2009' brochure (364 Ko)

  ----- The Acanthes Center 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.


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