Fondation Royaumont Composers' Workshop

Stiftung Royaumont, Asnières-sur-Oise, France

With the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation the Composition Workshop will enable 15 aspiring composers to write pieces for The Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble conducted by William Blank and for 3 singers, over a 3-week period at Royaumont Abbey. Each student will have to write a 10-minute piece, the first part of which will have to be delivered before the beginning of the Composition Workshop, the second part being written in the Royaumont Abbey with the help of the teachers, during the Composition Workshop. This course recreates the actual conditions in which composers exercise their profession – receipt of a commission, composition, rehearsals, concert performance – while mentoring the process of creation and realisation through the presence of internationally recognized musicians and tutoring by three teachers.
In 2013, Brian Ferneyhough, Fabien Lévy and Oscar Bianchi, the Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble under the direction of William Blank, 3 singers and 2 assistant conductors chosen by Peter Eötvös in the course of the Conducting Masterclass, will lead this tuition, which will be both theoretical and practical. The Composition Workshop will result in performance of the works by the Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble, during two public concerts. 

August 26 – September 14
Composition Workshop:Royaumont Abbey, Val d'Oise, France

September 14, 2013
Two concerts during Royaumont Music Season, Val d’Oise, France 

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