Composition Academy in Kalv 2020 (August 2-9) – application open!

DEADLINE for Application: 8th of February 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT of participants: 10th of March 2020

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.

The available musicians/ensembles will range from more typical chamber-groups, to settings that excel in electronics and DIY- solutions, to one duo that works primarily with performance- oriented music. In the application form the applicant should choose one or more categories for the new composition. All participating ensembles will be disclosed during the spring, but will be made available in full to the participants of the academy upon the finalization of the selection procedure.

Application is done exclusively online using one of the following links (use the first one if possible): (with file upload, requires sign in to Google account) (without file upload, no sign in required)

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.

There is no tuition fee, however the cost for accommodation (full-board) is 5000 SEK (ca. 500 euro, depending on the conversion rate).

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