Ictus & Masters @ Handelsbeurs (Gent)

Vrijdag 25 november 2011 – 20h15 

Ictus & Masters
Fausto Romitelli: An Index of Metals

Transmissie is het codewoord voor dit concert, de vrucht van twee jaar intensieve uitwisseling tussen Ictus solisten en de crème de la crème van een jongere generatie muzikanten. Die stellen zich de vraag waar ze vandaag heen kunnen met hun 19de-eeuwse instrumentarium. Aan hen wil Ictus het repertoire doorgeven dat het ensemble de voorbije 20 jaar in het bloed is gekropen. Bovenal is het daarbij de ambitie een verse worp masterstudenten te besmetten met een energie, een engagement en een spelplezier die op hun beurt het publiek in beweging brengen. De video-opera An Index van Romitelli, nu al een klassieker van deze eeuw, is een niets ontziende helletocht naar het wezen van de klank door haar vele ontwrichte gedaanten heen. In dit concert horen we An Index integraal in een concertante uitvoering.

“Eén van de meesterwerken van het laatste decennium” (componist Luc Brewaeys over An Index of Metals van F. Romitelli in Handelsbeurs Magazine#1)

Muzikanten: George-Elie Octors (dirigent), Tomoko Taguchi (stem), Chryssi Dimitriou (fluit), Piet Van Bockstal (hobo), Philippe Ranallo (trompet), Alain Pire (trombone), Jona Kesteleyn (elektrische gitaar), Géry Cambier (elektrische basgitaar), Sara Picavet (piano), NN (viool), François Deppe (cello), Alex Fostier (klankingenieur)

MangalamTrio!: Anne Davids (fluit), Tomonori Takeda (basklarinet), Charlotte Otte (piano)

Meer info: Handelsbeurs
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Mangalam! @ Logos (Gent)

Thursday november 24th 2011 – 20h00
Mangalam! plays:
Mary Finsterer: Catch
Tristan Murail: Le fou à pattes bleues
Philippe Hersant: Cinq miniatures Michael Whiticker: Min-amé
Tristan Murail: Comme un oeil suspendu et poli par le songe
Philippe Leroux: Ppp
Jonathan Harvey: The riot

More info: Logos

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Call for Applications: TZLIL MEUDCAN

Tzlil Meudcan
The International Festival & Summer Course for New Music Performance & Composition – ISRAEL 2012
Call for applications.
What is Tzlil Meudcan?
Starting in 2007 with an international chamber festival for contemporary music in Israel, together with an international summer course added two years ago, both hosting world-renowned figures from the fields of music composition and performance, we formed a new hybrid structure that bears the title Tzlil Meudcan, meaning “an updated tone” in Hebrew.
The Tzlil Meudcan Festival and Summer Course aim to host each summer a small select group of young composers and performers working closely and intensely with our guest faculty in the beautiful surroundings of Kibbutz Ein Hashofet and Kibbutz Dalia, located in the north of Israel.
Composers Chaya Czernowin and Steven Takasugi from Harvard University will be the permanent heads of our composition class, while the performance class will have a constantly varying team determined by the festival goals planned for that year. Previous years the line up included soloists from Ensemble Ictus (Belgium), Ensemble musikFabrik (Germany), Ensemble Recherche (Germany) and Ensemble Nikel (Israel) among others.
Each year the festival platform is also including a focus on one internationally acclaimed composer who’s chamber works will be widely presented at the concerts. This year it will be composer Georges Aperghis who will be our guest not only in the festival days but also will join briefly the summer course period.
Participants can expect a joyful summer stay with full accommodations covered, double-room occupancy, three meals per day, and most importantly, close, personal interaction with the faculty. Each performance teacher will be associated with not more then two students in order to give maximum attention to the participants, whose work will focus closely on the acquisition of new technical and interpretative knowledge and skills for the performance of the contemporary repertoire. The composition students will have individual lessons, group meetings, instrumental presentations, as well as one-on-one exchanges with the other participants. Moreover, they will work with the guest ensembles soloists, both pedagogically and practically as they prepare their pieces for performance during the final stage of the festival.
At this conclusion, all participants will head south to the city of Tel Aviv, take in some sun on the beautiful sandy beaches of the Mediterranean sea, and attend three intensive days of concerts, performances, workshops, presentations, and other various activities presenting the fruits of their work prepared at the pedagogical stage of the course along side the general festival program.
Important Information for applicants
When and where?
Tzlil Meudcan 2012 begins on June 20th and ends on June 30th
The schedule plan will be as follows:
June 20 – June 26th, 2012, Kibbutz Ein Hashofet, Kibbutz Dalia
June 27 – June 30th, 2012, Tel Aviv
Application deadlines:
December 1st, 2011 (composers)
january 15, 2012 (performers)
Announcements of the accepted participants
January 15, 2012 (composers)
February 15, 2012 (performers)
How to apply?
For the composition class, composers should send a package (post-stamped no later than December 1st) that includes the following:
– Application form – please find attached or in the following web page: Ensemble Nikel
– Detailed CV
– 2 or 3 recent scores (Date of composition must appear on the score!)
– CD with 2 or 3 recordings.
Package should be sent to the following address:
“Tzlil Meudcan committee c/o Czernowin/Takasugi”
31 Larch Rd
Newton, MA 02468
For the performance class, please submit a detailed CV and 1 or 2 letters of recommendation to the following email address (No later than January 1st): tzlilmeudcan.festival@gmail.com
Participation fee is 485 Euros that cover the following:
– Eleven days of pedagogical work with the faculty.
– Seven days of accommodation in Kibbutz Dalia. Double room with a room mate.
– Three meals a day served in the Kibbutz dinning room.
– Four days of accommodation in Tel Aviv. Double room with a room mate (only breakfast is included).
– Free pass to all festival concerts and events.
* Payment will only be possible after applicants receive official invitation letters via email, where further instructions will be described.
For further details and questions: Tzlilmeudcan.festival@gmail.com
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Besides & Ictus @ Opera de Lille

Wednesday November 16th 2011 – 18h00
Frédéric Pattar & Jérôme Combier

The young virtuosos of the Besides ensemble, who enjoy the backing of the Ictus ensemble and will be accompanied by two of its musicians, present works by two contemporary composers with an ear for the essence of chamber music: attentive listening, intimacy, flexible phrasing, and painstaking attention to the art of shaping sound. Harp and electric piano, flute and zarb (an Iranian terracotta percussion instrument): all take part in the dialogue, at times murmured, at timesmezza-voce.

Miquel Bernat zarb – Mike Schmid flute – Ensemble Besides

More info: Opéra de Lille
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