Composition Academy in Kalv 2020 (August 2-9)

6-8 composers (of any age, nationality, occupation and aesthetics. However, precedence will be taken to emerging composers and not established composers) are invited to spend a week in Kalv working, lecturing and presenting their work under the supervision and assistance of composers Clara Iannotta (Italy) and Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia) and the plethora of musicians/ensembles taking part in the festival.

Each participant is invited to write a new work (or present an existing one) for a setting of 1-7 instruments (exact instrumentation will be distributed by the organizers in conversation with the participants) of a duration of 5-8 minutes. The new works will then be performed during the KALV Festival 2020 by the designated musicians. All works will be recorded.

During the Academy each participant will receive private tutoring by the invited teachers. The students will also be asked to present their music at seminars as well as attend open lectures by the invited teachers as well as some of the invited ensembles. During the rehearsals students, teachers and ensembles will work together in a workshop-like context. Additionally the participants should be prepared to take part in various ”pre-concert talks” during the festival.

Application is closed!

With 167 applicants from close to 40 countries from all continents of the world (except Antarctica) this year’s application round for the Kalv’s third international composition academy is closed. We heartfully thank you all for your submissions and the selection procedure will now commence. It will be a joyful struggle that we humbly now begin and the selection will be announced by march 10th.