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Application Deadline: March 7, 2016 (11:59 pm, EST)
Residency Dates: August 17 – 30, 2016
Prize: $1,000 (USD) stipend, onsite lodging, meal program, a live concert recording, concerts in Connecticut and NYC
Application Fee: $30.00 (USD)
Notification to Applicants: by March 24, 2016.
I-Park, in East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.), will be hosting an onsite residency program for composers and musicians from August 17 – 30 as a Special Program within its 2016 artists-in-residence season. The residency is an enhanced version of an experimental pilot program hosted by I-Park in 2015, and upon which the 2016 program is being modeled. You are invited to submit samples of your music/sound art for consideration by I-Park’s partner and curator for this program, ENSEMBLE MISE-EN.
The goal is to enrich the traditional creative process involved in bringing a music project from concept to concert. The program will pull together a group of composers, a performing ensemble and its music director in an intimate, immersive residency setting.
The program will encourage collaborative exchanges of ideas and inspiration, entail numerous readings of the new works in progress – and culminate in a series of 3 concerts. The residency is viewed as a possible precursor to I-Park’s plans for a future Contemporary Composers Institute (CCI).
I-Park will invite 5 composers to join music director Moon Young Ha and 6 musicians from ENSEMBLE MISE-EN. The orchestration will consist of: flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, violin and contrabass. Invited composers will be asked to write, and if possible, submit two-weeks before the residency, a semi-complete composition written specifically for this orchestration.
The works will be brought to completion in collaboration with the ensemble during the residency. The 5 new pieces will be premiered at a concert in East Haddam and again, soon thereafter, in New York City (venues TBA).
Additionally, each participating composer will be paired with an ensemble member to collaborate on a totally separate piece for solo instrument. These works will be created from scratch during the residency – through the one-on-one interaction of the composer and musician – but also in the context of the inspiring natural and built environments existing at I-Park. This aspect of the residency will result in 5 new site-responsive works that will, conditions permitting, be premiered in the I-Park landscape by the ENSEMBLE MISE-EN musicians.
All or most all of the concerts will be recorded. Participating composers will be provided with an audio file of their composition being performed, either live in concert or in rehearsal. I-Park and ENSEMBLE MISE-EN will grant rights to the composers to use this content for promotional purposes.
All composer participants will be provided with a cash stipend of $1,000, onsite lodging, a meal program and staff support during the residency. Participants must provide for their own transportation to and from the facility.
If you have any questions about this program or the application process, please contact ENSEMBLE MISE-EN at email@example.com.