SALT – Conducting Masterclass with focus on contemporary ensemble technique
The 3rd SALT Festival and Symposium May 25-June 2, 2013 hosts a conducting masterclass with focus on contemporary techniques and ensemble conducting with Ajtony Csaba.
Technique classes focus on Stravinsky: The Soldiers’s Tale and Pierre Boulez – Dérive I, ensemble practice involves direction of participant composers’ compositions (with coaching) and realization of concepts involving theatrical, multidisciplinary and improvisation elements.
Participation on the SALT is free and a limited number of scholarships are available.
The SALT New Music Festival and Symposium application deadline April 30, 2013. Don’t miss your chance to attend this premiere event on Canada’s West Coast.
The SALT New Music Festival and Symposium is a one week event occurring from May 25th to June 2nd, 2013, at Open Space and at the University of Victoria School of Music in Victoria, BC, Canada. The event is created, organized and hosted by the Tsilumos Ensemble, a quartet of musicians comprising Dániel Péter Biró (Guitar), Joanna Hood (Viola), Ajtony Csaba (Piano, Harpsichord and Conductor) and Kristofer Covlin (Saxophones). Guest artists of the SALT New Music Festival and Symposium include recent winners of the Darmstadt Summer Course Kranichstein Prize Ensemble Dal Niente (Chicago, USA), the team of the world renowned Experimentalstudio (Freiburg, Germany), the Quasar Saxophone Quartet (Montreal, QC) and Tuba soloist Max Murray (Berlin, Germany/Victoria, BC). Invited composers include Dániel Péter Biró (University of Victoria), Wolf Edwards (Victoria, BC), Suzanne Farrin (New York), Detlef Heusinger (Experimentalstudio, Freiburg, Germany), Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf (Musikhochschule Leipzig, Germany), Steven Kazuo Takasugi (Harvard University) and Gianluca Ulivelli (Conservatorio Gaetano Donizetti, Bergamo, Itlay).
The 2013 SALT Festival and Symposium offers a series of concerts, lectures, colloquia and masterclasses. Students of contemporary music from Canada and around the world are invited to apply to the program. Selected students will be given the chance to take part in lessons in composition, electronic music, conducting and contemporary music interpretation as well as in reading sessions with the Tsilumos Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente and the Quasar Saxophone Quartet. All lectures, colloquia, reading sessions and masterclasses at the SALT Festival and Symposium are free of charge and open to the general public. A limited number of scholarships are available.
The 2013 SALT Festival and Symposium has received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ernst von Siemens Foundation for Music and the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.
To apply to The 2013 SALT Festival and Symposium visit the
Application website: https://finearts.uvic.ca/forms/salt2013/
Extended Application Deadline: April 30, 2013
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