Electronic Music Program @ Composit 2016 New Music Festival

The Composit New Music Festival opened tonight with a welcome aperitif at the Rive Gauche Café in Rieti. Tomorrow, the courses will start with guest composers Pierluigi Billone and Stefano Gervasoni, as well as with artistic director & composer Davide Ianni. I will be teaching the electronic music program - provisional schedule looks like this:

  • Tuesday July 5th
    10:00 – 13:30 Workshop 1 - Spectral Sound
    14:30 – 16:30 Improvisation session 1 + exploration of effects used in the composition Passage, for percussion & electronics
  • Wednesday July 6th
    10:00 – 13:30 Workshop 2 - Max, FFT & spectral sound processing, Jitter basics
    14:30 – 17:30 INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOP (Angèle Chemin, Soprano) or private lesson with J-F Charles
  • Thursday July 7th
    10:00 – 13:30 Workshop 3 - Vocoder & phase vocoder. Also, special guest Michele Zaccagnini presents Max, Processing, the brain, and more.
    14:30 – 17:30 INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOP (Strings, with the mdi ensamble) or private lesson with J-F Charles
  • Friday July 8th
    10:00 – 13:30 MASTERCLASS, Stefano Gervasoni and his compositional approach.
    14:30 – 17:30 Davide Ianni presents on his music with live electronics and on Beneath the music from a further room for double bass and singing bass drums.
  • Saturday July 9th
    10:00 – 13:30 Workshop 4 - Arduino & sensors
    14:30 – 17:30 Special guest Andrew Bentley, from the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, will share ideas about materials and techniques for sound theater, and how he uses Max in some of his pieces.
  • Sunday July 10th
    10:00 – 12:00 Workshop 5 - Max & the power of [poly~], presets & interpolation (no class after 12:00, time to set-up the concert recording)
  • Monday July 11th
    10:00 – 13:30 Improvisation session 2 – around the grand piano + using preset interpolations
    14:30 – 17:30 Student composer presentation
  • Tuesday July 12th
    10:00 – 13:30 Student composer presentation
    14:30 – 17:30 Live Electronics Program: Improvisation session 3 + Workshop on contact microphones
  • Wednesday July 13th
    10:00 – 13:30 MASTERCLASS, Pierluigi Billone and his compositional approach.
    14:30 – 17:30 Improvisation session 4.

Six concerts

The concerts feature great musicians from Italy (the mdi ensamble) and beyond!

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