May 21, 2020 marks the launch of Online Composition Course, an educational project of the Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center reMusik.org, held for the second time as part of the VII Saint Petersburg International New Music Festival under the direction of composer Mehdi Hosseini, which is going to take place online from July 3 to July 9 this year with open access to the public.
Composition Course reMusik.org (curated by Alexander Khubeev) was first presented at the reMusik.org festival in 2019. This year, 130 applications from 33 countries have been received, of which 46 students have been selected, as well as 59 applications have been received from non-matriculated students.
The creative lab providing young authors from around the world as selected by the jury with the opportunity to work with internationally-renowned musical collectives and world-famous composers, as well as to make presentations, is going to take place online due to the global coronavirus situation. Lectures and individual courses with students will be held by esteemed faculty: Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Joanna Bailie (Great Britain), Yuri Kasparov (Russia), Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia) and Raphaël Cendo (France).
Works by the Composition Course students will be performed during festival concerts by the ensembles Lemniscate (Switzerland), Adapter (Germany), Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russia), Trio SÆITENWIND (Switzerland), Mixed Sound Personnel (Germany) and the cellist Yulia Migunova (Russia).
List of students who passed the competitive selection:
Joan Gómez Alemany (Spain), Jean-Patrick Besingrand (France), Lior Eytan (Israel), Tobias Fandel (Germany), Alexandre Jamar (Belgium), Alfred Jimenez (Sweden), Anton Koshelev (Ukraine), Jack Langdon (USA), Anton Lindström (Sweden), Djordje Marković (Serbia), Mert Morali (Turkey), Chun-ting Pang (Hong Kong), Roman Parkhomenko (Russia), Nicolas Roulive (Belgium), Thanakarn Schofield (Thailand), Aigerim Seilova (Kazakhstan), Jiwon Seo (South Korea), Kelley Sheehan (USA), Tianyang Zhang (China), Jerry Yue Zhuo (China).
canceled due to impossibility to conduct workshops with ensembles connected with COVID-19.
Jake Adams (UK), Ana Gnjatovic (Serbia), Rafael Godoi (Brazil), Matteo Gualandi (Italy), Zhuosheng Jin (China), Jaeduk Kim (South Korea), Amir Khalaf (Egypt), YoungJun Lee (South Korea), Longfei Li (China), Joogwang Lim (South Korea), Pablo Rubino Lindner (Argentina), Vladica Mikicevic (Serbia), Serin Oh (South Korea), Rodrigo Valente Pascale (Brazil), Juta Pranulyte (Lithuania), Kate Ragan (USA), Yegor Savelyanov (Russia), Jee Seo (South Korea), Elizabeth Shearon (Norway), Isaac Short (UK), Samir Tima (Iran), Yan Ee Toh (Singapore), Emma Tucker (USA), Dmitry Yefremov (Russia), Kostas Zisimopoulos (Netherlands), Wen Ziyang (China).
The works of the most prominent participants will be published by Edition reMusik.org, and their compositions will be included in the program of the next festival in 2021.
The Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center reMusik.org has been developing and promoting new academic music in Russia since 2011. During this period, the Center has created one of the world’s largest contemporary music platforms – the annual Saint Petersburg International New Music Festival; opened the first Russian digital and print publishing house fully specializing in contemporary music publication; created the main Russian new music database; launched the reMusik.org online magazine; initiated such educational projects for young composers as Composition Course, International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition; held a number of workshops and artistic events; brought together various organizations, festivals, musicians and critics whose creative interests are concentrated in the field of current musical culture of St. Petersburg and Russia.
The reMusik.org is supported by the Government of St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg Committee on Culture, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the French Institute, the Embassy of Switzerland in Russia, the Consulate General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in St. Petersburg, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium in St. Petersburg, and the Polish Institute in St. Petersburg.