Composition Academy in Kalv, Sweden 5-12 August 2018

Sending information about our summer academy in Kalv this year, with hopes to get help with spreading the word around!

Best regards
Mats O Hansson
The Kalv Festival/Kalvfestivalen

DEADLINE for Application: 20th of February 2018
ANNOUNCEMENT of participants: 1st of March 2018

6-8 composers (of any age, nationality, occupation and aesthetics. However, precedence will be taken to emerging composers and not established composers) are invited to spend a week in Kalv working, lecturing and presenting their work under the supervision and assistance of composers Pierluigi Billone (Italy) and Per Mårtensson (Sweden) and the chamber ensemble Norrbotten NEO (Sweden).

Each participant is invited to write a new work (or present an existing one) for a setting of 1-7 instruments (exact instrumentation will be distributed by the organizers in conversation with the participants) and of a duration of 5-8 minutes. The new works will then be performed during the KALV Festival 2018 by Norrbotten NEO. All works will be recorded.

During the Academy each participant will receive private tutoring of the invited teachers. The students will also be asked to present their music at seminars as well as attend open lectures by the invited teachers, Pierluigi Billone and Per Mårtensson. During the rehearsals students, teachers and ensembles will work together in a work-shop-like context.

Application is done exclusively online. Candidat should send 2-3 compositions (preferably both score + audio in mp3 format) together with a brief bio. It is encouraged, but not mandatory, to describe (briefly) a personal stance to his/her conception of being (working as) a composer.
Applications should be sent to – submissions via DropBox, WeTransfer, or other file-sharing service will also be accepted.

All participants will be housed in Kalv (shared accommodation). Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included for the whole duration as well as tickets for the festival. Travel to and from Kalv from Gothenburg is covered by the Academy, however travel to and from Sweden has to be covered by the participants.

There is no tuition fee, however the cost for accommodation (full pension) is 3500 (ca 380 euro, depending on the conversion rate).
For non-European participants (if selected) it will be possible to apply for a travel grant from the KALV festival of a maximum of 2500 SEK (ca 265 EURO).