[ 11. Februar 2019 ]

DEGEM News – NEWS – SPLICE Institute 2019 application deadline: Friday February 15th at 11:59 PM EST

Betreff: [cec-c] SPLICE Institute 2019 application deadline: Friday February 15th at 11:59 PM EST
Datum: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 19:20:59 -0500
Von: Per Bloland via cec conference


>>Applications for SPLICE Institute 2019 are due 2/15!<<

SPLICE Institute 2019 – Call for Applications – Composers and Performers

SPLICE Institute is a weeklong, intensive summer program for performers and composers interested in music combining live performance and electronics. Applications are now being accepted for SPLICE Institute 2019, which will take place June 23-29, 2019 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.

This year SPLICE Institute will explore best practices and entrepreneurship in technology-mediated composition and performance. Composers with concert collaboration will be paired with participant performers, Ensemble Dal Niente, or the SPLICE Ensemble to write and premiere a new work at the Institute.

We are excited to announce our 2019 guests:

Kyong Mee Choi, composer, organist, painter, poet, and visual artist, received several prestigious awards and grants including John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Robert Helps Prize, Aaron Copland Award, John Donald Robb Musical Trust Fund Commission, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, First prize of ASCAP/SEAMUS Award, Second prize at VI Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo among others. Her music was published at Ablaze, CIMESP (São Paulo, Brazil), SCI, EMS, ERM media, SEAMUS, and Détonants Voyages (Studio Forum, France). She is the Head of Music Composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago where she teaches composition and electro-acoustic music.

Dedicated to connecting audiences to the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, Chicago-based Ben Melsky is Executive Director and harpist of the internationally-acclaimed Ensemble Dal Niente. In close collaboration with composers and performers he encourages the creation of new work to break pre-conceived notions of the harp’s capabilities, activating new techniques, sounds, and performance practices.

Ensemble Dal Niente performs new and experimental chamber music with dedication, virtuosity, and an exploratory spirit. Flexible and adaptable, Dal Niente’s roster of 23 musicians presents an uncommonly broad range of contemporary music, guiding listeners towards music that transforms existing ideas, subverts convention, and embraces 21st century audience culture. Audiences coming to Dal Niente shows can expect distinctive productions—from fully staged operas to multimedia spectacles to intimate solo performances—that are curated to pique curiosity and connect art, culture, and people.

SPLICE Institute features:

  • Beginning, intermediate, and advanced workshops for composers and performers taught by guest composer Kyong Mee Choi and SPLICE faculty
  • Entrepreneurship sessions with Ben Melsky from Dal Niente
  • Microprocessing workshop with guest faculty Eli Fieldsteel
  • Performer/composer collaboration projects
  • Concerts performed by Ensemble Dal Niente, SPLICE Ensemble, and solo performances by Ben Melsky and performance faculty

Community building and collaboration are at the heart of SPLICE Institute. Attendees become part of a growing community of musicians inspired by technology-mediated composition and performance. Nightly concerts feature the SPLICE Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, and guest performers. The week culminates in concerts featuring premieres of collaborations between participant performers and participant composers.

SPLICE Institute is designed for performers and composers with or without a background in electronics, featuring engaging, hands-on workshops and lectures offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Performer workshops focus on practical approaches to performing, rehearsing, and interpreting music with electronics. Composer workshops explore various technical and aesthetic considerations related to works involving electronics and music performance, including workshops focused on Max and Supercollider.

SPLICE Institute 2019 faculty:

  • Christopher Biggs
  • Becky Brown
  • Per Bloland
  • Kyong Mee Choi
  • Eli Fieldsteel
  • Keith Kirchoff
  • Elainie Lillios
  • Ben Melsky
  • Carter Rice
  • Adam Vidiksis
  • Sam Wells

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:59PM EST

APPLY: Review SPLICE Institute application information and then apply here (http://www.splicemusic.org/institute/apply).

Visit http://www.splicemusic.org/institute for more information.       Please direct questions to institute@splicemusic.org.


Per Bloland