The composition workshops let young composers work on specific themes defined by the guest composers. Throughout the work sessions and rehearsals with artists and performers, young composers can take advantage of the experience and advice of guest composers to write and finalize a new work. At the same time, composition classes, analysis and listening sessions, and instrumental classes create new possibilities and shed a different light and on their future creations.

All works will be performed during a public presentation (subject to the agreement of the teaching team). Composers will receive stereo recordings of these presentations.

Composition Workshop: Chamber Music (non-conducted)

Monday, June 19—Saturday, July 1, 2017

Soloists from the Ensemble intercontemporain
Pedagogical Advisor: Alberto Posadas (composer)

For this brand-new chamber music workshop, the Spanish composer Alberto Posadas will offer 8 young composers to use emblematic works from the Centre Pompidou’s collection as inspiration. The theme of this workshop is "Music and Painting", the same theme used for a new hanging of the collection's works in June 2017 called L’oeil écoute. For a week, the composers will work in-depth on an experimental piece and take advantage of privileged interactions with renowned musicians and advice from Alberto Posadas to complete their pieces.

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Reading Sessions for Full Orchestra

Wednesday, June 21 — Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Pierre-André Valade
Pedagogical Advisor: Toshio Hosokawa (composer)

10 young composers are invited to write a short sketch for orchestra using non-traditional orchestral writing, seeking new concepts of orchestration. After a work session with the composer Toshio Hosokawa, these sketches will be read for 50 minutes each by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Prior to these sessions, Toshio Hosokawa will invite the young composers to analyze three emblematic works from the 20th century orchestral repertoire together.

These sessions are closed to the public.

Instrumentation and Conditions - Please read attentively

Composition Workshop: String Quartet With or Without Electronics

Monday, June 19—Saturday, July 1, 2017

Quatuor Diotima
Pedagogical Advisors: Chaya Czernowin (composer) and IRCAM Computer-Music Designers

Chaya Czernowin and the Diotima quartet offer 5 young composers the opportunity to write a new work for string quartet with or without electronics, limiting the use of accessories and playing styles to explore and test all the instruments and formation's possibilities together.

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