Photo: Christopher McIntosh


Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice 2020

Callithumpian Consort, Cambridge, US

The 22nd annual Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) features Composer-in-Residence Chaya Czernowin. Thirteen concerts take place during the nine days of SICPP and are presented by guest artists Tony Arnold (soprano) and Gloria Cheng (pianist). Alongside these concerts are daily coachings, classes, and colloquia for the sixty Performance and Composition Fellows. A concluding 8-hour marathon concert features works of Czernowin, the Composition Fellows, and a great range of additional music from the last 75 years.

In 2020 the focus is the music of Professor Chaya Czernowin. Czernowin has been commissioned and performed by most of the significant new music festival in Europe, and throughout Japan, Korea, Australia, US and Canada, and has worked frequently with members of the Callithumpian Consort. Alongside evening concert performances, many of Czernowin's works will be rehearsed by selected SICPP Fellows. The composer works closely with the Callithumpian Consort and SICPP Fellows in rehearsal throughout the week. A unique feature of the academy is the opportunity for Composition Fellows to work directly with Performance Fellows on their own works which are then presented in a masterclass led by Prof. Czernowin, who will also work privately with the individual Composition Fellows.

SICPP also features an electronic composition section, bringing together performers, composers and electronic musicians for a concluding electroacoustic concert and sound installations in and around the Conservatory building.

June 14–20, 2020
Various Locations in Boston, US

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