International Composition Course Barcelona Modern, 8th edition

Benet Casablancas and Mark Andre


Submission period

Thu Nov 25, 2021 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sat Dec 18, 2021 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Mon Dec 27, 2021 at 5 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Active Participant 520 €, listeners 300 € / 180 €
The Barcelona Modern Ensemble, together with the Institut Français-Barcelona, ​​open the call for dossiers for the "International Composition Course Barcelona Modern-Institut Français", 8th Edition.

The course is aimed primarily at young composers (selected by open call), which will be headed by a renowned guest composer.

Structured in three meetings of three days each (intensive working days: from 10 to 14 and 16 to 20 hours), selected composers as Active Participants will develop a composition project supervised by one of the guest composers, with the Barcelona Modern Ensemble -Fl, CL, Sx, Vl, Vc, Pno and conductor- as permanent resident ensemble for acoustic music and the Syntagma Piano Duo - piano duet- as guest ensemble for mixed music. Both ensembles will be at the disposal of students for reading sessions, workshops, rehearsals and concerts.

Selected composers from among the Listeners Participants will have a reading session with one of the ensembles of the course. All the Listeners Participants have unlimited access to all course activities.

The course will be held in person with activities including individual and collective masterclasses given by the guest composers, lectures by the participants, guest speakers, instrumental workshops by the musicians of the ensembles, guest ensembles and soloists, reading sessions, open rehearsals and streaming concerts.

The activity finishes with the premiere, in a public concert, of the works composed by the selected composers –as Active Participants- throughout the course.

The course will be held at the Institut Français-Barcelona (carrer de Moià nº 8; 08006, Barcelona) and at the Fundació Phonos - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Carrer Roc Boronat 138, 08018 Barcelona) between January and June 2022.

First meeting: 12, 13 and 14 January 2022.
Second meeting: 16, 17 and 18 March 2022.
Third meeting: 25, 26 et 27 May 2022 (acoustic music).
8, 9 and 10 June 2022 (mixed music).

10 June- final concert SYNTAGMA PIANO DUO

Due to recent complications in the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the organisers of the International Composition Course Barcelona Modern have decided that the first meeting of the course (12, 13 and 14 January 2022) will be held exclusively online.
The second and third meetings will be held (health situation permitting) in person. However, those who wish may continue with the course online.

The guest composers for the present course are Benet CASABLANCAS and Mark ANDRE

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