The Académie Voix Nouvelles (New Voices) is open to composers and performers wishing to hone their skills in the interpretation of the contemporary repertory.
For composers, it recreates the complete process of creation of a new work, in professional conditions: commission, composition, rehearsals, concert, under the supervision of internationally renowned tutors belonging to different aesthetics. It calls on the leading ensembles to rehearse and perform the works and to advise and interact with the composers.
The performers : this year, instrumnetalists and conductors, will benefit from the advice of the expert musicians of the ENSEMBLE MUSIKFABRIK in individual classes rehearsing chamber or solo repertory. They will make up an ensemble that will rehearse and perform in concert emblematic works from the contemporary literature as well as some of the work produced by the composers of the workshop.
In its duration and its exceptional working conditions, the academy constitutes a unique forum for exchanges between composers, performers and thinkers. Several specialists in the domains of management, musical production economics, author rights, the record industry, radio and journalism will also be invited.
Helen Bledsoe, Flute
Carl Rosman, Clarinet
Ulrich Löffler, Piano
Benjamin Kobler, Piano
Rie Watanabe, Percussion
Hannah Weirich, Violin
Axel Porath, Viola
Dirk Wietheger, Violoncello
Florentin Ginot, Double bass
Ever since its formation, Ensemble Musikfabrik has had the reputation of being one of the leading ensembles for contemporary music. Following the literal meaning of its name, Ensemble Musikfabrik is particularly dedicated to artistic innovation. New, unknown, and often personally commissioned works in unusual media are typical of their productions. The results of their extensive work, usually taking place in close collaboration with the composers, are presented by the Cologne-based international soloist ensemble in about 80 concerts a year in both Germany and abroad, at Festivals, in their own series “Musikfabrik in WDR” and in regular radio recordings and CD productions.
The musicians themselves take the responsibility for making all-important decisions. Exploring forms of modern communication, and new possibilities for expression in musical and theatrical areas, are a focal point. Interdisciplinary projects that can include live electronics, dance, theatre, film, literature and creative artists, along with chamber music, and the confrontation with works using open form and improvisation, extend the traditional conducted ensemble concerts. Lecture concerts and the experimentation with alternative concert forms involving audience participation are also part of this. Thanks to its extraordinary profile, and its superb artistic quality, the Ensemble Musikfabrik is sought after world wide and is a trusted partner of renowned composers and conductors. Since 2013 the ensemble owns a complete replicated set of the Harry Partch instruments. Furthermore, the double bell brass instruments are another outstanding trait of the ensemble's eagerness to experiment.
The ensemble’s guest list is as prominent as it is long: It includes Mark Andre, Louis Andriessen, Stefan Asbury, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Unsuk Chin, Péter Eötvös, Brian Ferneyhough, Heiner Goebbels, Toshio Hosokawa, Michael Jarrell, Mauricio Kagel, Helmut Lachenmann, David Lang, Liza Lim, Benedict Mason, Mouse on Mars, Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus), Emilio Pomàrico, Enno Poppe, Wolfgang Rihm, Peter Rundel, Rebecca Saunders, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ilan Volkov and Sasha Waltz.
Ensemble Musikfabrik is supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Kunststiftung NRW supports the series “Musikfabrik in WDR”.
The following ensembles / teachers will also be present on the time of the academy, and it will be possible to work with them :
Francesco Filidei (august 22nd to september 6th)
Né à Pise en 1973, Francesco Filidei est organiste, diplômé du Conservatoire de Florence et du CNSMDP de Paris. Parallèlement il suit le cursus annuel de composition et de nouvelles technologies à l’IRCAM. En tant que compositeur, il est invité depuis 2000 par les plus importants festivals de musique contemporaine : Darmstadt, Donaueschingen, Musica Strasbourg, Biennale de Venise, Milano Musica, Printemps des Arts Monaco, Agora Ircam, Mata de New York, Archipel de Genève, Huddersfield… Il est joué par des orchestres tels que la WDR, la SWR, la RSO Wien, la ORT, la RAI, les orchestres philharmoniques de Tokyo et de Varsovie, la Verdi, la Bayerische Rundfunk, et par des ensembles comme 2e2m, Musikfabrik, Linea, EOC, l’Intercontemporain, Klangforum, Cairn, Recherche, Ascolta, Tokyo Sinfonietta, Ars Ludi, Ictus, Neue Vocalsolisten, notamment à la Philharmonie de Berlin, à la Philharmonie de Cologne, à la Cité de la Musique à Paris, à la Suntory Hall et à la Tokyo Opera House, à la Theaterhaus de Vienne, à la Herkulessal de Munich, à la Tonhalle de Zurich, à la Disney Hall de Los Angeles. Après avoir obtenu la Commande du Comité de Lecture Ircam pour Ballata I, il obtient le Salzburg Music Forderpreistrager, le Prix Takefu, le Forderpreistrager Siemens, la Médaille Picasso / Miró du Rostrum of Composers, le Prix Abbiati, le prix Charles Cros et le prix de la Fondation Simone et Cino Del Luca. Il a été compositeur en résidence à l’Académie Schloss Solitude, ainsi que membre de la Casa de Velázquez, pensionnaire à la Villa Médicis et boursier du DAAD. Il a été professeur invité de composition à « Voix nouvelles » de Royaumont, à la Iowa University, à l’Université de Santander, à Takefu, dans les universités de Graz, Hambourg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Moscou ainsi qu’aux Darmstadt Ferienkurse, entre autres institutions.
Il a été nommé Chevalier des Lettres et des Arts en 2016. Il est actuellement conseiller musical de la fondation I Teatri de Reggio Emilia, et il assure la programmation du Festival Controtempo à la Villa Médicis pour 2020. Parmi ses dernières œuvres figurent Sull'essere angeli pour flûte et orchestre (2016), Killing Bach pour orchestre (2015), Missa super l’Homme armé pour douze interprètes (2014), Fiori di Fiori pour orchestre (2012) et sept Ballatas, la plupart pour instrument soliste et ensemble. Son premier opéra, Giordano Bruno, a été composé sur un livret de Stefano Besellato, créé à la Casa da Musica Porto et redonné au Festival Musica de Strasbourg en 2015, par l’ensemble Remix dirigé par Peter Rundel. L’Inondation, conçu avec Joël Pommerat, est donc son deuxième opéra, et tournera en 2020 après sa création à l’Opéra Comique. Francesco Filidei travaille aujourd’hui sur son œuvre suivante, un concerto pour piano et orchestre qui verra le jour à la Scala de Milan, dans le cadre de Milano Musica, le 16 novembre 2020. Ses œuvres sont éditées par Ricordi.
Dimitri Kourliandski (august 22nd to 30th)
Dmitri Kourliandski was born in 1976 in Moscow.
He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and completed post-graduate course led by Leonid Bobylev.
In 2008, he was artist-in-residence of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm and in 2010 – composer-in-residence of the 2E2M ensemble in Paris. Since 2012, he is invited to give master-classes and lectures in Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Ukraine, France, Israel, Spain, Russia.
Dmitri Kourliandski is the founder and artistic director of the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city. Co-founder of the Structural Resistance group (StRes). Musical director of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.
Since 2016, Dmitri performs together with sound artist Andrey Guryanov in an electronic open dance music duo KGXXX.
His chamber opera ‘Swerlians’ was staged by Boris Yukhananov in 2012 and 2015 in Moscow. In 2013, chamber opera ‘Asteroid 62’ was staged in Graz (directed by Barbara Beyer) and in Moscow (directed by Kapitalina Tsvetkova-Plotnikova). Opera ‘Nosferatu’, staged by Theodoros Terzopoulos, Jannis Kounellis and Teodor Currentzis in 2014 in Perm and in Moscow. Opera ‘Octavia.Trepanation’ is to be premiered at Holland Festival 2017, staged by Boris Yukhananov.
Portrait CDs were published at the FANCYMUSIC and Col Legno labels.
He collaborated with such musicians as Teodor Currentzis, Fedor Lednev, Philipp Chizhevskiy, Susanna Mälkki, Roland Kluttig, Reinbert de Leuw, Beat Furrer, SWR orchestra, Stockholm New Chamber Orchestra, MusicAeterna orchestra, Moscow symphony orchestra, Yekaterinburg philharmonic orchestra, ensembles 2E2M, InterContemporain, KlangForum Wien, Contrechamps, Phoenix, Collegium Novum Zurich, Schoenberg/ASKO, Recherche, l’Itineraire, KNM, Elision, Nadar, Quatuor Diotima, MCME, Studio for New Music, N’Caged, QuestaMusica and many others.
His music is heard at Donaueschinger Musiktagen, Ruhrtriennale, Venice biennale, Holland festival, Huddersfield festival, Musica Strasbourg, Wien Modern, MaerzMusik, Acht Bruecken, Archipel, Musikprotokoll and many other festivals and concerts in Europe, South and North America, Asia and Australia. He has received commissions from many Russian and European festivals, ensembles and foundations.
His works are published by Donemus, Editions Jobert and Le Chant du Monde.
Current projects include performance installation ‘Commedia delle arti‘, commissioned for the Venice Art Biennale Russian pavilion 2017; Performance installation ‘Sous-vide’ together with Alienor Dauchez for Sequence Dance Paris, to be performed at Le Peniche la Pop; New piece for ensemble Proton Bern and a new piece for Donaueschinger Muziktage 2017 for solistenensemble Kaleidoskop.
His compositions won prizes at the international composers competitions, including the Gaudeamus Prize 2003, Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award 2010, Johann Joseph Fux opera composition competition 2011, Andrey Voznesensky foundation “Parabola” prize 2016, Franco Abbiati 2017 Prize of Italian music critic.
Eva Reiter (august 28th to september 6th, special focus on gamba / paetzold)
Eva Reiter was born in Vienna. She studied recorder and viola da gamba at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, graduating with honours in May 2001. From 2001 to 2005 she continued her recorder studies with Paul Leenhouts and Walter van Hauwe and her viol studies with Mieneke van der Velden at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She earned her bachelor’s degree in recorder in 2004 and in viola da gamba in 2005 (both with honours). Focussing on composition, Eva Reiter earned her master’s degrees “cum laude” in both instruments in 2006.
Since then Eva Reiter has been working as a freelance musician, composer, and lecturer in Vienna and is regularly invited by various festivals and schools to teach classes on Early Music.
In recent years Eva Reiter has focussed her attention on contemporary music, both as a composer and performer. Her compositions have won a number of awards, for instance the SKE “Publicity Prize” in 2006, the “Queen Marie José International Composition Prize” in 2008, grants of the City of Vienna (2008) and the Federal Chancellery for the Arts, the 2nd Prize in the International Composition Competition of the City of Gmünd, Carinthia (no first prize awarded), the “Start” stipend of the Federal Chancellery for the Arts, a working stipend at the “Akademie Schloss Solitude”. In 2009 her piece Alle Verbindungen gelten nur jetzt was one of the works selected for the Rostrum of Composers (IRC).
The composers she has collaborated with and whose works she has premiered include Fausto Romitelli, Paolo Pachini, Bernhard Gander, Burkhard Friedrich, Gerd Kühr, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, Agostino di Scipio, Francesco Filidei, Claire-Mélanie Sinnhuber, Giorgio Klauer, Raphaël Cendo, Marco Momi and Christian Fennesz, among others. She currently not only plays with the trio Elastic3 (Eva Reiter/Tom Pauwels/Paolo Pachini) and the duo BAND (Eva Reiter/Yaron Deutsch) but also works intensively on various solo projects. In addition, she has also been a guest soloist with Klangforum Wien and Ictus Ensemble on several occasions.
Eva Reiter has performed her own works at the festival Transit in Leuven, in the generator concert series at the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Wien Modern festival, the ISCM World New Music Days in Stuttgart in 2006, and the festival Ars Musica 2007 in Brussels. In 2008 Jeunesse Wien in collaboration with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) organised a portrait concert in the main studio of the ORF; in 2009 the Wien Modern festival featured the composer in “Fokus Eva Reiter”, which presented an overview of her work until now.
In addition to her manifold activities in the field of contemporary music Eva Reiter continues to dedicate much of her time to a number of Early Music projects. Here, too, she works as soloist, guest performer (e.g. with Nederlandse Bachvereeniging) and regular member of various groups (Ensemble Mikado, Le Badinage, Unidas). Eva Reiter also plays regularly as a soloist with orchestras, such as the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Moreover, she has participated in a number of CD productions. (Edition Wandelweiser Records, Channel Classics, ORF-Edition Alte music, Gramola). With Ensemble Mikado (Vienna) she won the IYAP award in August 2004.
She has played at national and international festivals, for instance Münchener Biennale, steirischer herbst and musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst Graz, Festival Unlimited Wels, Grabenfesttage Wien, Tage Alter music Berlin, Tage Alter music Regensburg, Wandelweiser, Cadenze Den Haag, and Wien Modern.
Noriko Baba (special focus on composition for Nô)
Born in Niigata (Japan). Noriko BABA studied composition, acoustic, analyse, orchestration and ethnomusicology at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, and Computermusic at IRCAM. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including NHK-Mainichi award for composition, first prize of Takefu International festival, Prix Georges Wildenstein of Académie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France, fellowship from the Akiyoshidai International Art Village, several grants from SACEM, residence fellowship from the Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2005, scholarship as a member of "Casa de Velazquez" in 2006-2008 and a residence fellowship "Villa Kujoyama" in 2012 from French Goverment. Her works are realised by various organizations, such as Ensemble 2e2m, Court-Circuit, Ascolta, L'instant Donné, Intercontemporain, Cairn, Next Mushroom Promotion, Pasdeloup, Diotima, Nomade, Ives, Neue VocalSolisten, Cross.Art, Meitar, at various festivals as Die Reich, Archipel, World Music Day, ISCM, Festival Musica, Milano Musica, Biennale di Venezia, and are filmed by Michel Follin, broadcasted by ARTE.
Ryoko Aoki holds a unique position in the field of Noh theatre as a female singer and performer. She has performed in several traditional Noh plays, historically the reserve of male actors. Above all, she is the pioneer of and inspiration for a new artistic form combining Noh with contemporary music. More than 50 works have been written for her by various composers including Peter Eötvös, Toshio Hosokawa, Stefano Gervasoni and José María Sánchez-Verdú.
The singer and performer has made appearances in Tokyo, Kyoto, Long Beach, Paris, Rome, London, Dublin, Bilbao, Budapest, Berlin, Munich, Cologne and Karlsruhe among others, and at festivals including the Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin, Bartok Festival Szombathely, Xenakis Festival in New York and the Takefu International Music Festival. She has performed with ensembles and orchestras including the Arditti Quartet, the Quatour Diotima and the Münchener Kammerorchester.
In 2013, Ryoko Aoki gave her debut at the Teatro Real de Madrid in Wolfgang Rihm’s opera The Conquest of Mexico in the role of Malinche, in a production directed by Pierre Audi. In 2016 she premiered Noriko Baba’s “Nopera” AOI with the Ensemble 2e2m in Paris. During the 2017/18 season Ryoko Aoki performed the world premieres of two works composed for her: Toshio Hosokawa’s Futari Shizuka (The Maiden from the Sea) with the Ensemble intercontemporain at the Philharmonie de Paris and Kölner Philharmonie as well as Federico Gardella’s Two Souls at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. She also gave her debut at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in a concert conducted by Matthias Pintscher.
Highlights of Ryoko Aoki’s 2018/19 season include performances of Toshio Hosokawa’s Futari Shizuka at the University of Toronto in January and during the TIMF Festival in Tongyeong/Korea in March as well as the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’ Secret kiss with the Gageego Ensemble at the Konserthus Gothenburg in January, followed by performances at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, at Casa da Musica Porto with Remix Ensemble, in Madrid with Plural Ensemble and in Berlin, Cologne and Budapest with Ensemble Musikfabrik (September).
As part of her Noh x Contemporary Music project, Ryoko Aoki has commissioned a series of new works for Noh singer. In 2014, she released a Noh x Contemporary Music recording, including Peter Eötvös’ Harakiri. As a workshop leader, she has worked with the dance company Sasha Waltz and Guests.
Ryoko Aoki obtained a BA and a Master of Music from the Faculty of Music at the Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music with a focus on the Kanze school of Noh theatre, before obtaining a PhD at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, with a thesis on “Women and Noh”. She was appointed “Japan Cultural Envoy” by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japanese government in 2015 and was a featured artist at the Aichi Triennale in 2016. 2018/2019 season
PLACES AVAILABLE FOR
7 performers : flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello
- Individual and group classes
- Rehearsals supervised by the professionals
- Repertory: classics of the twentieth century and new pieces ; special accent on the teachers works
Biography*, CV (résumé)*, letter of motivation*, photo*
Audio or video recordings* of a classical and and of a contemporary style work (solo or not), internet link
Performers should provide:
• List of contemporary repertory already performed*
• Wish list of repertory to be worked / performed during the academy (solo or chamber)
No audition - recruitment on dossier
For performers - from 29 August to 6 September 2019
Ensemble Voix nouvelles : Concert september 6th
Tuitions charges : more information on www.royaumont.com/fr/academie-voix-nouvelles-2020