International Composition Course Barcelona Modern

The Barcelona Modern Ensemble, together with the Institut Français-Barcelona, ​​open the call for dossiers for the “International Composition Course Barcelona Modern-Institut Français”, 8th Edition.

The course is aimed primarily at young composers (selected by open call), which will be headed by a renowned guest composer.

Structured in three meetings of three days each (intensive working days: from 10 to 14 and 16 to 20 hours), selected composers as Active Participants will develop a composition project supervised by one of the guest composers, with the Barcelona Modern Ensemble -Fl, CL, Sx, Vl, Vc, Pno and conductor- as permanent resident ensemble for acoustic music and the Syntagma Piano Duo – piano duet- as guest ensemble for mixed music. Both ensembles will be at the disposal of students for reading sessions, workshops, rehearsals and concerts.

Selected composers from among the Listeners Participants will have a reading session with one of the ensembles of the course. All the Listeners Participants have unlimited access to all course activities.

The course will be held in person with activities including individual and collective masterclasses given by the guest composers, lectures by the participants, guest speakers, instrumental workshops by the musicians of the ensembles, guest ensembles and soloists, reading sessions, open rehearsals and streaming concerts.

The activity finishes with the premiere, in a public concert, of the works composed by the selected composers –as Active Participants- throughout the course.

The course will be held at the Institut Français-Barcelona and at the Fundació Phonos – Universitat Pompeu Fabra between January and June 2022.

The guest composers for the present course are Benet Casablancas and Mark Andre.


Deadline 18 December 2021

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