Composition Academy in Kalv 2019 (4-11 August)

DEADLINE for Application: 1st of February
ANNOUNCEMENT of participants: 1th of March

6-8 composers of any age, nationality, occupation and aesthetics (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 Klaus Lang (Austria) and Malin Bång (Sweden) and the chamber ensemble Mimitabu (Sweden).

Each participant is invited to write a new work 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 2019 by Mimitabu. All works will be recorded.

During the Academy each participant will receive private tutoring of 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, Malin Bång and Klaus Lang. During the rehearsals students, teachers and ensembles will work together in a workshop-like context.

Application is done exclusively online. The candidate should send 2 compositions (score + audio in mp3 format or link to streamable video) together with a brief bio. It is encouraged, but not mandatory, to describe (briefly) a personal stance to his/her conception of being (working as) a composer.

Applications should be sent to – submissions via DropBox, WeTransfer, or other file-sharing service will also be accepted (for files larger than 10 MB, a file-sharing service should be used).

All participants will be housed in Kalv (in shared accommodation, 3-4 people in the same room). Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included (for the whole duration) as well as tickets for the festival. Travel from and to Kalv from Gothenburg is covered by the Academy, however travel to and from Sweden has to be covered by the participants (a few travel grants might be available).

There is no tuition fee, however the cost for accommodation (full pension) is 3500 SEK (ca. 350 euro, depending on the conversion rate).

Johan Svensson,
On behalf of the Kalv festival 2019

More information in this pdf.