The 2021 summer academy will take place from 18 to 27 June online. Participating composers will have the chance to take part in masterclasses, presentations, workshops and have their music performed by our ensembles in residence. The main language of the Academy will be English. Additional languages may be used in private masterclasses.
FACULTY AND STAFF
Ensembles in Residence
Proxima Centauri is a music ensemble that rewrites the codes of chamber music namely by integrating electro-acoustic as a full-fledged member of the formation. For over twenty years, Proxima Centauri has been cooperating with many artists, other musicians, interpreters or improvisers as well as dancers or visual artists. The ensemble thus has a multidisciplinary artistic approach combining musical creation and visual arts.
Under the artistic direction of Marie-Bernadette Charrier, the ensemble follows an active commissioning policy and creates many works by composers of this century, alternating with the interpretation of the great masters of the 20th century.
Proxima Centauri invests all the dimensions of creation, from research in contemporary instrument-making down to the transmission of know-how to young interpreters. The ensemble was created and resides in Bordeaux but its scope of action goes beyond the Nouvelle-Aquitaine and the French border. Of international renown, the ensemble is invited to many festivals and tours regularly in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania.
Marie-Bernadette Charrier - Saxophone
Benoît Poly - Percussion
Sylvain Millepied - Flute
Hilomi Sakaguchi - Piano
Christophe Havel - Electroacoustics
AWKAS is an ensemble based between France and Switzerland. It specializes in contemporary chamber music and promotes the creation of new work through concerts, masterclasses, workshops, residencies, and interdisciplinary collaborations. Coming mainly from Latin America, Awkas’s members share a common diasporic identity that has shaped their artistic trajectory. Awkas proposes a reflective approach to working with composers and artists from other fields aiming at an enriching creative experience.
Composition for Ensemble and Media
X. Lee* (United States)
Matteo Tundo (Italy)
Chonglian Yu (China)
* The 2021 Scholarship in memoriam Iannis Xenakis is awarded to X. Lee
Composition for Ensemble
Xue Han (China)
Alfred Jimenez (Sweden)
Seokmin Mun (South Korea)
Tsu-Yao Yang (Taiwan)
Composing with (live) Electronics
Luis Fernando Amaya (Mexico)
Konstantinos Baras (Greece)
Jared Bennett (United Kingdom)
Dzovinar Mikirditsian (Lebanon)
Cecilia Assalini (Argentina)
Andreas Bäuml (Germany)
Agustín Castellón (Chile)
David Nunn (United Kingdom)
Nicolas Roulive (Belgium)
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