From May 21 to June 2, 2021, reMusik.org will host the VIII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival. It is the third time that the Composition Course (curated by composer Alexander Khubeev) will be conducted as a part of the festival. The Courses will be held from May 21 to June 3. This educational project provides for 12 days an excellent opportunity for young composers from all over the world to work with world-famous composers, musicians and ensembles, both classical and experimental ones, specializing in the new music performance.
The program of the courses will include individual classes with guest professors-composers, lectures, workshops, reading sessions with International and Russian soloists and ensembles, presentations of the participants, as well as performance of their works included in the festival program.
Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Pierluigi Billone (Italy), Raphaël Cendo (France), Klaus Lang (Austria), Sarah Nemtsov (Germany), Sergej Newski (Russia), Stefan Prins (Belgium) and Alexander Radvilovich (Russia) will be among professors conducting the Composition Course.
The selected works of several students will be played at the 2022 reMusik.org Festival and published by the publishing house Edition reMusik.org.
The Second Composition Course in May 2020 was held online and included 138 individual classes, 46 presentations of the participants and 5 lectures by professors. Also the events could be viewed by 66 free auditors, bringing the total number of attendees to 112 musicians from 33 countries.
The venues of the St. Petersburg International New Music Festival will include the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theater, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, the New Holland and others.
On the list of the guest music collectives: Collegium Novum Zurich (Switzerland), recherche (Germany), Schallfeld (Austria), Ensemble C Barre (France), Konus quartet (Switzerland), Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russia), GAMEnsemble (Russia), String Quartet Vacuum (Russia) and more.
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. Apart from music compositions of the participating students and professors, the festival program includes masterworks of other famous authors around the world. All works performed during the festival are world and Russian premieres.
reMusik.org projects are held under the auspices of the Government of St. Petersburg, the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg, the Swiss Council for Culture Pro Helvetia, the Embassy of Switzerland in Russia, the Consulate General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg, the French Institute in St. Petersburg, the Consulate General of Germany in Petersburg, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium in St. Petersburg and the Polish Institute in St. Petersburg.
Website Composition Course reMusik.org