Multi-disciplinary arts course "Composition beyond Music": composer Peter Ablinger (30.6.-7.7., 8 days)
“Composition beyond Music” by no means excludes “music”, but above all it is an opportunity to reflect on presentation forms for acoustic works, for sound compositions that go beyond the classic concert setup. This is a course for artists representing different disciplines, who will work together in creating installations or performances at different locations in Viitasaari public spaces. Some of the works will be realized also in 2014, and they will be a part of a performance in Central Europe in 2015.
Field recordings, site-specific compositions and installations, the presentation of sounds, sound production as a social pattern, the essentials of sound and music, music without sounds, technology and research into source material, the body in music, archaeoacoustics, sound and other media, perception and reality – these are just some of the potential themes to be explored, elaborated, and presented by the participants in their own works in this workshop series that combines theory and practice. The direction and focus of each workshop will ultimately be determined by the individual concepts and ideas of the participants and also depends on the available venues, galleries, and performance possibilities.
The workshop is meant to encourage the critical analysis of musical preconditions and practices so that the participants will be inspired to discover alternative forms of sounds and listening through the aesthetic examination of such practices.
Consequently, the workshop is not only open to composers, sound artists and musicians but also to participants from other disciplines, provided that they are interested in making reference to or integrating sound into their work.
Time of Music will commission two site-specific works for year 2014. The artists will be selected among the participants at this course.
The workshop is a special project developed by impuls and set up within the EU project and network Ulysses and will be organised also by four partners of impuls (Gaudeamus Muziekweek, NL, Utrecht / IMD, DE, Darmstadt / IRCAM, FR, Paris / Time of Music, FI, Vitasaari) during the upcoming three years.
The students will have free access to all Time of Music concerts. There will be 15 places for active students. Freely formed applications by 24.5. to Perttu Haapanen. The applicants will be notified by 31.5.
Course fee 350€, with dormitory accommodation 530€
Workshop for composers by Curious Chamber Players (3.-7.7., 4 days)
The course includes three working days with the ensemble and final concert on Sunday 7.7. There will be 6 places for active students and in addition passive students are welcome. The students will have free access to all Time of Music concerts.
Curious Chamber Players: violin, cello, flute, clarinet, percussion, piano. About the available percussion instruments please contact Perttu Haapanen.
Freely formed applications by 30.4. to Perttu Haapanen. The applicants will be notified by 6.5. Participants will prepare and deliver the material for the workshop by 10.6.
active students 300€ / passive students 200€;
with dormitory accommodation the fees are 430€/330€
The workshop is set up within the EU project and network Ulysses.
Additional information: Perttu Haapanen, firstname.lastname@example.org