ARCo 2023

The Multilatérale Ensemble, the Tana Quartet and the Vocal Ensemble les Métaboles are pleased to announce the opening of the call for applications for ARCo 2023!
This international academy is dedicated to musical creation and initiated in partnership with the Mozarteum University of Salzburg and the Gmem, National center for musical creation.

For this fourth edition, the ARCo academy is growing and is aimed at composers but also at string quartets and singers!

From the 7th to the 16th of July at the Gmem, National Center for Musical Creation in Marseille, there will be individual meetings, rehearsal seasons, conferences, workshops, seminars as well as improvisation and work sessions on gestures and movements.
The week will be marked by several concerts – at the Friche la Belle de Mai but also in other places in Marseille – giving a festival dimension to the academy.

For who ?
– 12 composers
– 2 string quartets
– 6 singers

How to participate?


As in previous years, twelve composers of all nationalities will be selected. Within the framework of the academy, each student will write a piece for a group assigned to him or her and will be taught by the tutors of this academy: Yann Robin, Johannes Maria Staud, Henry Fourès, Francesco Filidei, Eva Reiter, Christian Sebille and Elisabeth Gutjahr.
These pieces will be rehearsed, premiered and recorded during two closing concerts by the three ensembles in residence: Multilatérale, the Tana Quartet and Les Métaboles, conducted by Léo Warynski.


-Lectures by composition teachers and invited artists
-Individual composition classes with Henry Fourès, Eva Reiter, Yann Robin, Johannes Maria Staud and Francesco Filidei ensuring the supervision of the students’ projects.
-Two students especially selected will write for electronics and instruments; they will be coached by Christian Sebille and Eva Reiter on the electronic side of their pieces.
-Encounters with the soloists of Multilatérale who will share their secrets on the most advanced instrumental extended techniques
-Daily rehearsals with the Ensemble Multilatérale, Les Métaboles and the Tana String quartet.
-“Body-Space-Conscience” workshops each morning with Elisabeth Gutjahr, rector of Mozarteum University Salzbourg
-Creation and recording of the student’s pieces during two closing concerts.

As part of a special partnership with SACEM, up to three members of the SACEM will see their expenses covered entirely for their participation to ARCo.

Apply before the 1st of February!


With the presence of Raphaële Kennedy, the Ensemble Vocal Les Métaboles and Léo Warynski, ARCo is expanding and opening up to singers. In the same way as the composers and musicians of the string quartets, the students will be immersed in musical creation through conferences, workshops and coaching.


The contemporary vocal repertoire is very rich. Though it does not require any particular skills to approach it, it is nevertheless necessary to know its various writings, the multiple processes to read and work on the scores, along with the technical aspects essential to be able to play with your voice and interpret it with simplicity.
In this repertoire, all facets of the voice, spoken or sung, are integrated into many scores. The entire session will be dedicated to those vocal qualities, everyone possesses and the way to technically associate those with the various vocal writings.
This workshop will focus both on vocal chamber music (spoken voice, singing voice) as well as personal technical and musical work.

The pedagogical aspects of sharing knowledge according to the possibilities of each will be discussed.

A presentation concert will take place at the end of the session. Classes are open (and encouraged) to academy composers who wish to attend.

Apply before the 15th of February!


More than a composition academy, ARCo is also aimed at musicians who wish to discover musical creation and/or perfect their playing techniques. Two string quartets will be selected and then accompanied and coached by the Tana Quartet.

What is it to be an interpret in the 21st century? Maybe following the footsteps of the glorious musicians of yesterday : virtuosos of the classics from the past and pioneers of the scores of their time.

Tana will offer to two young string quartets selected to perfect their musical identity through daily coaching on the interpretation of both a masterpiece classic from the past and a work of our time.

Strong from its experience of the great repertoire as well as numerous contemporary creations, Tana quartet has been invited to teach in some of the most prestigious music university (Berkeley, Shangaï, CNSM Paris, Hear Strasbourg, Javieriana Bogota) and will share their experience with the two student string quartets.


Deadline 15 February 2023



February 15


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