From January 30 through February 11, 2023, the Conlon Collective is offering a residency program in collaboration with Gaudeamus and the MuziekHuis for composers who are interested in working with the foundation’s Yamaha Disklavier Enspire to create an imaginative composition for Disklavier solo with electronics and/or combinations with other media. Using alternative controllers, video, live sampling and/or the ‘preparation’ of the Disklavier (in consultation with the organizers) are among the possible techniques to be utilized in the realization of the composer’s artistic ideas.
Conlon will select four composers who will each have the opportunity to work with the Yamaha Disklavier Enspire during the residency in: Muziekhuis Utrecht, Loevenhoutsedijk 301, 3552 XE Utrecht, NL. Aside from the Disklavier, the studio is equipped with a (possibly multichannel) sound system, various microphones and other equipment.
Meetings and interaction between the selected composers will be scheduled to encourage crossfertilization. Conlon composers Boris Bezemer, Christina V. Oorebeek, Daniel Schorno and Roché van Tiddens will be available for feedback and assistance. The residency should eventually result in a composition to be performed at a concert/presentation organized by Conlon, Gaudeamus and the Muziekhuis on February 11, 2023.
Deadline 1 November 2022