Composition Course

VII ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Composition Course

VII ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center «reMusik.org» announces the VII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival, taking place from May 25th — 31st, 2020. The reMusik.org Festival is a point of intersection where the diverse world views of contemporary composers meet at a crossroads of musical paths that have emerged in the past few years. The festival offers various musical concepts that facilitate the learning and understanding of a new, unique musical language of numerous dialects created by late 20th century and 21st century composers.

The festival program has numerous highlights; instead of relying on the form of traditional concerts it will be additionally offering master classes, pre-rehearsal talks, scientific conference, forum, presentations, educational lectures and workshops. The concerts themselves are designed to be inherently educational. And an emphasis on chamber ensemble programming allows the opportunity to hear both young emerging groups and longtime leaders of the European contemporary music scene, provoking creative discussions and a mutual exchange of ideas in the artistic community.

Within the framework of the 2020 festival, reMusik.org offers a composition course which will be held from May 21st — June 1st in St. Petersburg, Russia. This creative composing lab is an exciting opportunity for young and emerging composers from around the world. Thirty-six composers will be selected through a portfolio application process to meet and work with honors composers and internationally-acclaimed ensembles invited to this year’s festival.

Selected composers will participate in the festival’s events, master classes, reading sessions and workshops, as well as receive a professional live recording of their work at one of the festival concerts. Participants will spend the day learning techniques, gaining ideas, and trying new things out with a focus on composing under direction esteemed faculty: Joanna Bailie (United Kingdom), Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Pierluigi Billone (Italy), Raphaël Cendo (France), Yuri Kasparov (Russia), and Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia). This project curated by composer Alexander Khubeev.

The festival will be held in distinguished venues around the city, including the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic, St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Masterskaya M. K. Anikushina, St. John’s Church Jaani Kirik, the Creative Space of the Lumiere Hall, and others.

Internationally-renowned musical collectives will be performing, such as Saint Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Les Percussions de Strasbourg (France), Adapter (Germany), Lemniscate (Switzerland), Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russia), defunensemble (Finland), Trio SÆTENWIND (Switzerland), Duo Mixed Sound Personnel (Germany) and more. The program of the festival consists exclusively of world premieres and Russian premieres, reaffirming St. Petersburg as a center of world culture, and strengthening its distinction as the cultural capital of Russia.

The Composition Course gives participants access to distinguished composers, workshops, composition lessons, lectures and master classes while affording each participant ample time to compose in a relaxed environment and enjoying from the festival concerts and its other events.

During the 10 days, participants will have individual lessons with the three tutors at least, and they are welcome to attend at any time, and as much or as little as their Course activities allow, to observe other lessons and workshops. Each participant will have the opportunity to supervise the preparation of his/her own work from the very beginning to its performance at the concert or workshop, may discuss the composition and execution aspects of his/her work with the tutors and the ensemble’s directors or may have personal contact with the individual instrumentalists.

Dates
The program will run from May 21st (Arrival Date) — June 1st (Departure Date), 2020.

Tutors
Joanna Bailie (United Kingdom), Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Pierluigi Billone (Italy), Raphaël Cendo (France), Yuri Kasparov (Russia) and Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia).

Eligibility
All composers age 18 and over.

All applications must be submitted online. Applications are reviewed by a panel comprised of distinguished proponents of contemporary music, including reMusik.org’s esteemed faculty, professional musicians, and composers. The committee reserves the right to request additional information from the candidates or to make changes to the rules if circumstances require.

The jury will select 36 composers into three groups*: Group A, Group B and Group C. Each group gives participants a possibility to advance their skills through the following opportunities:

Group A
● Minimum 3 hours of individual lessons with 3 different tutors** (Each lesson is 1 hour);
● Performance and professional recording of their work at one of the festival concerts;
● 45-minutes presentation of their work;
● Access to all events and concerts.

Group B
● Minimum 3 hours of individual lessons with 3 different tutors** (Each lesson is 1 hour);
● Performance a part of their work during 1—2 workshops/reading sessions with ensembles-in-residence or symphonic orchestra;
● 45-minutes presentation of their work;
● Access to all events and concerts.

Group C
● Minimum 3 hours of individual lessons with 3 different tutors** (Each lesson is 1 hour);
● 45-minutes presentation of their work;
● Access to all events and concerts.

Free Auditors
Auditors are welcome to join the St. Petersburg International New Music Festival. This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to learn from the accomplished artists and be immersed within the excitement of the Festival. All auditors receive all the benefits of observing experienced artists working with students. They will have access to all educational events. The preliminary registration is obligatory.

The Festival is definitely a good reason to come to St. Petersburg in May. Participating at this event will give you an opportunity to see St. Petersburg with the eyes of the insider and enjoy the famous White Nights Season on St. Pete’s Bridges!
See More: visit-petersburg.ru

* You may apply for multiple selection groups. reMusik.org reserves the right to select more or less participants than it’s announced.
** Participants will have individual lessons with 3 or 4 different tutors.

Group A: €590
Group B: €450
Group C: €290

Payment Options
In recognition of the current economic climate the reMusik.org has introduced options to assist those students who are experiencing difficulties in paying their fees. You now have the following options when paying your fees:

● Pay in full: Single payment by credit/debit card using our online payment system, or paying by bank transfer;
● Payment by instalments;
● If a sponsor agrees to pay your fees, the reMusik.org will invoice your sponsor directly. You must therefore provide the reMusik.org Office with an official sponsor letter on letterheaded paper.

Please Note: Tuition fees are generally non-refundable even if an application is either rejected.

In addition to the application form, please submit the following:

Group A
● 2-3 scores (submitted electronically in .pdf format via Dropbox, Google Drive or similar);
● Recordings of 1-2 works (submitted electronically via Dropbox, Google Drive or similar);
● Biography.

Notes:
The composer should select one of the two following options of performance of his/her work during the festival:
● The composer agrees to write a new work for one of the ensembles invited to the festival (the lineup distribution will be made by reMusik.org, but participants wishes will be taken into account).
● The composer submits an existing pieces which never performed in Russia. At least one of the scores must be submitted for one of the following lineups:
– flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion (1-7 performers);
– flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano (1-5 performers);
– flute, clarinet, harp, percussion (1-4 performers);
– flute, clarinet, cello (1-3 performers);
– cello, saxophone, accordion (1-3 performers);
– soprano, percussion (1-2 performers);
– cello and electronics.

Adding electronics to each lineup is possible, but before you submit your application, please send your technical rider to check the details.
email us at contact@remusik.org

Please be aware that composers admitted to the composition course (Group A) must send, no later than Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, the score and the instrumental parts of the piece to be used for performance in the concert.

Group B
● 2-3 scores (submitted electronically in .pdf format via Dropbox, Google Drive or similar);
● Recordings of 1-2 works (submitted electronically via Dropbox, Google Drive or similar);
● Biography.

Notes:
Applicants are requested to choose 4 instrumental lineups from the list below for participation in the workshops/reading sessions (the jury accepts 1 or 2 of them):
– symphonic orchestra;
– flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion (1-7 performers);
– flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano (1-5 performers);
– flute, clarinet, harp, percussion (1-4 performers);
– percussion (1-4 performers)
– flute, clarinet, cello (1-3 performers);
– cello, saxophone, accordion (1-3 performers);
– soprano, percussion (1-2 performers).

Composers admitted to the workshop (Group B) must send, no later than Monday, April 20th, 2020, the score and the instrumental parts of the piece to be used for participation in the workshop.

The exact lineup of symphonic orchestra and percussion instruments is to be defined.

Group C
● 2-3 scores (submitted electronically in .pdf format via Dropbox, Google Drive or similar);
● Recordings of 1-2 works (submitted electronically via Dropbox, Google Drive or similar);
● Biography.

● English Language
● Students are expected to attend their classes and workshops. Tutors may take attendance into account in assessing a student’s performance and may require a certain level of attendance for participation in the course.
● Foreign students will receive an official invitation to the festival from the Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center “reMusik.org”. Students living in countries that have visa services with the Russian Federation, must apply for their visa, independently, at the nearest embassy or consulate of the Russian Federation.

Please note that an invitation letter by reMusik.org does not guarantee you will receive a visa. The decision to grant visas is at the sole discretion of the embassy/consulate/visa center.

We understand that an invitation letter is helpful during the visa process and we wish to support all of our attendees in their efforts to secure the needed travel documentation. However, each country requires different documentation. We offer a general letter that covers the majority of the required information requested. Advance travel planning and early visa application are important. It is recommended that you apply early for your visa.

● Travel, housing, living costs and visa expenses are the individual responsibility of the participants and reMusik.org is not responsible for paying that.
● Incomplete applications or applications which do not include all the requested materials mentioned above will not be accepted.

1— 3 Participants will be selected to be performed on the next Festival in May 2021 and their work to be published by Edition reMusik.org.

● Group A: 15th February 2020 (The results will be announced on Thursday, February 20th, 2020):
For selected composers, it’s necessary to confirm their participation by email no later than Tuesday, February 25th, 2020.

● Group B: 15th March 2020 (The results will be announced on Friday, March 20th, 2020):
For selected composers, it’s necessary to confirm their participation by email no later than Wednesday, March 25th, 2020.

● Group C: 10th April 2020 (The results will be announced on April 13th, 2020):
For selected composers, it’s necessary to confirm their participation by email no later than Saturday, April 18th, 2020.

● Free Auditors: 15th May 2020.

There’s no application fee.

TUTORS

Joanna Bailie

Joanna Bailie

(United Kingdom)
Oscar Bianchi

Oscar Bianchi

(Switzerland)
Pierluigi Billone

Pierluigi Billone

(Italy)
Raphaël Cendo

Raphaël Cendo

(France)
Yuri Kasparov

Yuri Kasparov

(Russia)
Dmitri Kourliandski

Dmitri Kourliandski

(Russia)

PARTICIPANTS

Saint Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra

(Russia)

Les Percussions de Strasbourg

(France)

Adapter

(Germany)

Lemniscate

(Switzerland)

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble

(Russia)

defunensemble

(Finland)

Duo Mixed Sound Personnel

(Germany)

Trio SÆTENWIND

(Switzerland)
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Yulia Migunova

(Russia)

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Questions?

Contact our Admissions Team by phone at 8-9519413 (RU),
+7-812-951-9426 (INT’L), or by email at admissions@remusik.org
We can also answer basic questions in the section below.

FAQ

Entry Fee?

There’s no application fee.

When do I have to pay my course fees?

You’ll need to pay your tuition fees in full – or have arranged an instalment agreement to pay the rest of your fees – before the start date of your course. This is very important – if you don’t do this you won’t be able to enroll on your course.

It is possible to pay course tuition fees in instalments for all participants (except to Free auditors). You can pay remainder of total fees upon arrival in St. Petersburg. For it you will then be sent an email to us confirming the payment plan and a receipt for the first payment you have made. You are required to bring this to your enrolment event.

The final deadlines to pay the course fee for Fall 2020:

Group A:
Full Participation Fee: €590
Payment by Instalments: €390 To be paid after announcement of the results (February 20th) no later than Thursday, February 27th, 2020. The remainder €200 to be paid upon arrival in St. Petersburg.

Group B:
Participation Fee: €450
Payment by Instalments: €250 To be paid after announcement of the results (March 20th) no later than Friday, March 27th, 2020. The remainder €200 to be paid upon arrival in St. Petersburg.

Group C:
Participation Fee: €290
Payment by Instalments: €190 To be paid after announcement of the results (April 13th) no later than Monday, April 20th, 2020, The remainder €100 to be paid upon arrival in St. Petersburg.

How to pay for your course fees

The reMusik.org offers an online payment facility, as well as paying by bank transfer.
Please note that tuition fees are generally non-refundable even if an application is either rejected.

Online payments

To make a payment online for your course, you need a debit or credit card. This is the quickest, most efficient way to pay. We can take Visa, and Mastercard cards.

Make sure you keep your confirmation email as your receipt of payment. If you have any questions about your online payment, email us at contact@remusik.org

Paying by bank transfer

Payments can be made by bank transfer directly into the reMusik.org’s bank account. We do not generally recommend this method of payment however if you intend to use it please be aware that it can take up to 10 working days for the money to be processed.

If you’d like advice on whether or not this is the best method of payment for you please email us at contact@remusik.org

It is important that you quote your name (full legal name) and the type of payment (eg composition course fee) so that your payment can be identified when received.

All payments should be transferred into the following bank account:

 

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Can I apply for multiple selection groups?

Yes, you may apply to any selection group for which you are eligible. Please note that you may have to submit one application per profile and/or function group.

Publication Opportunities

1— 3 Participants will be selected to be performed on the next Festival in 2021 and their work to be published by Edition reMusik.org.

 

Edition reMusik.org is a Russian digital print publishing house specializing on publication of contemporary music.
reMusik.org makes a significant contribution to the development and popularization of new music, which makes it possible to initiate new publications, educational publishing projects, presenting works of contemporary composers, authors and musicians to a broad range of readers and listeners.

Being integrated into the structure of the Center, Edition reMusik.org provides a platform for business communication between composers, musicologists, artists, music groups and concert organizations in Russia and abroad.

Free Auditors

Auditors are entitled to observe lessons, classes and all other Saint-Petersburg International New Music Festival events but will not receive lessons or have a work performed. Depending on enrollment, a masterclass for auditors may be offered. This will be announced at a later date.

Travel Services

We are able to offer several types of service for Festival participants and ticket-holders only:

  • Visa & Invitation
  • Airport City Transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Guide Interpreters Services
  • Music of Saint-Petersburg Tour

 

Need Guidance?
Int’l +7-812-951-9426
contact@remusik.org

MEDIA

Call for Lecture Proposals

The Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center welcomes proposals from leading scholars and practitioners as well as early-career researchers. Proposals that appeal to several interest areas in the reMusik.org will be more likely to be approved. Interested researchers and experts of New Music are eligible to submit their proposal for the composition course until 5 March 2020.

For more information, please contact to our Academic Program Coordination Team by email at contact@remusik.org

STEERING TEAM

Мехди Хоссейни

Mehdi Hosseini

President
Composer, Founder of the Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center reMusik.org, Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg International New Music Festival
Alexander Khubeev

Alexander Khubeev

Curator of Education Projects
Composer
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Svetlana Lavrova

Head of Science & Research Projects
Composer, Vice-Rector for Research and Development of the Vaganova Academy

GENERAL PARTNERS

Pro Helvetia

Ambassade de France en Russie

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