[ 22. Oktober 2019 ]

DEGEM News – NEWS – SPLICE Institute 2020 application deadline: Wednesday January 15th at 11:59 PM EST

Von: Per Bloland via cec conference
Datum: Wed, 16 Oct 2019
Betreff: [cec-c] SPLICE Institute 2020 application deadline: Wednesday January 15th at 11:59 PM EST

SPLICE Institute 2020 – Call for Applications – Composers and Performers

SPLICE Institute is a weeklong, intensive summer program for performers, composers, and composer-performers interested in music that combines live performance and electronics. Applications are now being accepted for SPLICE Institute 2020, which will take place June 21-27, 2020 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.

This year, SPLICE Institute will explore coding extensions in technology-mediated composition and performance. Composers involved in a concert collaboration will be paired with participant performers, our guest ensemble, or the SPLICE Ensemble to write and premiere a new work at the Institute.

We are excited to announce our 2020 guests:

Composer Nina C. Young writes music characterized by an acute sensitivity to tone color, manifested in aural images of vibrant, arresting immediacy. Her experience in the electronic music studio informs her acoustic work, which takes as its given not melody and harmony, but sound itself, continuously metamorphosing from one state to another. Her unique musical voice draws equally from elements of the classical canon, modernism, spectralism, American experimentalism, minimalism, electronic music, and popular idioms. Her projects strive to create unique sonic environments that can be appreciated by a wide variety of audiences while challenging stylistic boundaries, auditory perception, and notions of temporality.

A new music ensemble for the 21st Century, the [Switch~ Ensemble] is dedicated to the creation and performance of new works for chamber ensemble and multimedia. At the core of each performance is our commitment to the total integration of technology and live musicians. Switch~ strives for compelling artistry achieved through the seamless creation, production, and execution of new music. Switch~ believes that working directly with composers throughout their creative process–in a medium where the score is a departure point rather than a finish line–allows for new and thrilling musical possibilities. Our collaborative practices are optimized for needs that differ radically from the creation and rehearsal of acoustic music, allowing for continuous experimentation and refinement.

SPLICE Institute features:

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced workshops for composers, performers, and composer-performers
Guest Composer Nina C. Young will lead a week of workshops covering the theory, practice, and technical issues of spatialization, including Spat~ and MC, and focusing on creating multi-channel works that can be created and presented binaurally or scaled to any speaker array
Introductory and advanced SuperCollider workshops taught by Joo Won Park
Designing works for performance in Ableton Live, including an introduction to Max for Live
Weeklong workshops focused on coding in Gen~, Javascript for Max, and in Open Music and other IRCAM tools
Lessons with Guest Composer Nina C. Young and Institute Faculty
Performer/composer collaboration projects

Concerts performed by feature guest [Switch~ Ensemble], SPLICE Ensemble, and solo performances by 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, [Switch~ Ensemble], and guest performers. The week culminates in concerts featuring premieres of collaborations between participant performers and participant composers.

SPLICE Institute is designed for performers, composers, and composer-performers with or without a background in electronics. The Institute features engaging, hands-on workshops and lectures offered at all levels of technical ability, from beginner to advanced. Performer workshops focus on practical approaches to performing, rehearsing, and interpreting music with electronics. Composer and Composer-performer workshops explore various technical and aesthetic considerations related to works involving electronics and music performance.

SPLICE Institute 2020 faculty:

Christopher Biggs
Becky Brown
Per Bloland
Keith Kirchoff

Elainie Lillios

Joo Won Park
Carter Rice
Adam Vidiksis
Sam Wells

Nina C. Young

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday January 15th at 11:59 PM EST

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

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

Per Bloland