ONLINE COMPOSITION COURSE

VII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival

© reMusik.org

ONLINE COMPOSITION COURSE

VII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival

Coronavirus Live

Because of the current situation regarding the impact and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are forced to change the current reglament and outline of the course. Our first priority is to ensure the health and well-being of our community, while also making sure that our students are able to complete their courses.

Due to the increased spread of the coronavirus throughout Russia and around the world, we have decided to make the following changes, effective Monday, March 26, 2020 until July 15, 2020: Composition course content and instruction will be moved online and all classes will meet remotely at their regularly scheduled times.

We will provide regular updates to these plans over the coming weeks. We encourage you to contact our admissions team with questions about migrating course content online.

The Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center «reMusik.org» announces the VII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival, taking place on July 3rd — 9th, 2020 as an online festival due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

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, 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.

Due to the increased spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Russia and around the world, however, reMusik.org has found ways to enjoy “live” new music. Thanks to the internet, concerts and educational programs are being livestreamed, particularly on the service reMusik.org. 

Within the framework of the 2020 festival, reMusik.org offers an Online Composition Course which will be held from May 21st — June 1st, 2020. This creative composing lab is an exciting opportunity for young and emerging composers from around the world. Applicants 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 program, live stream lectures and online presentations, as well as receive a professional live recording of their work at one of the festival live streams or virtual concerts. Participants will spend the day online 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), Raphaël Cendo (France), Yuri Kasparov (Russia), and Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia). This project curated by composer Alexander Khubeev.

The festival is annually 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. As the world adjusts to the new reality of life under self-quarantine in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, reMusik.org is taking the festival online to share some musical experiments during these trying times.

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), 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, online composition lessons and live stream lectures while affording each participant ample time to compose in a relaxed home-work environment and enjoying from the festival live streams and virtual 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 lectures. Each participant will have the opportunity to supervise the preparation of his/her own work from the very beginning to its online concert performance or interactive online presentation, 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 — June 1st, 2020.

Tutors
Joanna Bailie (United Kingdom), Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), 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.

Participants will have a possibility to advance their skills through the following opportunities:

Group A*
● Minimum 3 hours of individual online** lessons with 3 different tutors*** (Each lesson is 1 hour);
● Performance and professional recording of their work at one of the festival live streams or virtual concerts;
● Access to live stream lectures;
● 45-minutes online presentation of their work;
● Access to observe individual lessons of other participants;
● Live feed and participation in Chat/Questions;
● Access to festival live online events.

Group B
This option is temporarily unavailable.

Group C
● Minimum 3 hours of individual online lessons with 3 different tutors** (Each lesson is 1 hour);
● Access to live stream lectures;
● 45-minutes online presentation of their work;
● Access to observe individual lessons of other participants;
● Live feed and participation in Chat/Questions;
● Access to festival live online events.

* You may apply for multiple selection groups.
** reMusik.org provides tech support tools for online activities.
*** Participants will have individual lessons with 3 or 4 different tutors.

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 live online educational events. The preliminary registration is obligatory.

Group A: €390
Group B: This option is temporarily unavailable.
Group C: €190
Free Auditors: €22

Payment Options

● Pay in full: Single payment by credit/debit card using our online payment system, or paying by bank transfer;
● 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 submits 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, cello, piano (1-5 performers);
– cello, saxophone, accordion (1-3 performers);
– soprano, snare drum (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 15th, 2020, the score and the instrumental parts of the piece to be used for performance in the concert.

Group B
This option is temporarily unavailable.

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
● Incomplete applications or applications which do not include all the requested materials mentioned above will not be accepted.
● Technical requirements for online courses:
Prior to the start of classes, students will be sent a welcome email with information on how to get started. reMusik.org provides tech support tools for online activities, however if you’re trying to outfit your home office for online courses, these are minimum technical and software requirements for online composition course:

Computer and Internet Connection:
You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience. Some courses have more advanced system requirements.

Below are the mobile devices:

PC
Compatible Operating System: Windows 8 or 10
Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer 11, or Microsoft Edge

Mac
Compatible Operating System: OS X
Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari

Software:
Individual lessons may have additional software requirements. This may include video or audio playing software or a specific software application.
In some instances, it may be necessary for some users to upgrade their Flash or Java versions.

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: 12th April 2020
After the acknowledgement of selection, students are required to confirm their participation and send final score and parts within three days. Confirmation of attendance is required for students in receipt of tuition fee.

● Group B: This option is temporarily unavailable.

● Group C: 10th May 2020
Each application will be reviewed or approved within three days. After the acknowledgement of selection, students are required to confirm their participation within three days. Confirmation of attendance is required for students in receipt of tuition fee.

● Free Auditors: 15th May 2020.

There’s no application fee.

TUTORS

Joanna Bailie

Joanna Bailie

(United Kingdom)
Oscar Bianchi

Oscar Bianchi

(Switzerland)
Raphaël Cendo

Raphaël Cendo

(France)
Yuri Kasparov

Yuri Kasparov

(Russia)
Dmitri Kourliandski

Dmitri Kourliandski

(Russia)

PARTICIPANTS

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble

(Russia)
Lemniscate

Lemniscate

(Switzerland)
Trio SÆITENWIND

Trio SÆITENWIND

(Switzerland)
Adapter Ensemble

Adapter

(Germany)
Mixed Sound Personnel (MSP)

Duo Mixed Sound Personnel

(Germany)
© reMusik.org

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 – 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.

● Pay in full: Single payment by credit/debit card using our online payment system, or paying by bank transfer;
● 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.

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, lectures and all other Saint Petersburg International New Music Festival events but will not receive lessons or have a work performed. All auditors receive all the benefits of observing experienced artists working with students. They will have access to all live online educational events. The preliminary registration is obligatory.

Technical requirements for online courses

Prior to the start of classes, students will be sent a welcome email with information on how to get started. reMusik.org provides tech support tools for online activities, however if you’re trying to outfit your home office for online courses, these are minimum technical and software requirements for online composition course:

Computer and Internet Connection:
You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience. Some courses have more advanced system requirements.

Below are the mobile devices:

PC
Compatible Operating System: Windows 8 or 10
Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer 11, or Microsoft Edge

Mac
Compatible Operating System: OS X
Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari

Software:
Individual lessons may have additional software requirements. This may include video or audio playing software or a specific software application.
In some instances, it may be necessary for some users to upgrade their Flash or Java versions.

Certificate of Completion

When you complete a reMusik.org course, you will receive a certificate of completion, which you can share with your friends, relatives, co-workers and potential employers. Certificates of completion help demonstrate your accomplishments, but please note reMusik.org is not an accredited institution, and as a result, the certificates cannot be used for formal accreditation.

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