Masterclass “The Exploratory: Venice New Music Courses”

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia
plus Jul, 2431 2023

The title of this masterclass, organised by the Institute for Music in collaboration with the Conservatorio “Benedetto Marcello” in Venice, derives from a statement by Karlheinz Stockhausen: “The problem with music education is that we have conservatories, but we need exploratories.” The concept of exploration will guide the event in all its components: instrumental and vocal sound production, group interaction, notation and the scenic aspects of music-making.

By means of a call for applications, a maximum number of ten students (scholarship winners) per teacher will be selected. With one teacher from each instrument family, a wide range of possibilities in contemporary music will be explored. Lessons by voice, instrument and composition teachers will take place in the morning, while the afternoon will be devoted to improvisation and theoretical reflection on this practice. In this way, the event is linked to the Istantanee cycle, which over the last three years has dealt with various aspects of twentieth-century improvisation.


Teachers: Nicholas Isherwood: artistic director, voice, improvisation, musical theatre, composer-performer; Abbie Conant: brass instruments, improvisation, composer-performer; Roberto Fabbriciani: woodwind, improvisation, composer-performer; Joëlle Léandre: strings, improvisation; Robyn Schulkowsky: percussion; Daan Vandewalle: piano; Stefano Gervasoni: composition; Gianmario Borio, Ingrid Pustijanac: musicology.


Applications by 1st July 2023



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