Contemporary Percussion Gathering

July 25-30


Submission period

Thu Mar 24 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon Jun 13 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Mon Jun 20 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Course fee 240 €
The course is open to professional percussionists, conservatory students of all levels, chamber music ensembles dedicated to the contemporary repertoire, composers, multimedia artists, improvisers and instrumentalists of all kinds, with no age limits and interested in participating in an experience of sharing and deepening dedicated to percussion in today’s music.

Contemporary Percussion Gathering is a collective call to share one’s own path and projects, a migratory flow towards a place of encounter and exchange, a moment of insight into one’s own identity and past: there are no limits of age, experience, vision, size, all percussionists and artists are invited to participate and study, to (further) discover the music of the present.

An integral part of the course will be lectures and workshops, curated by Lorenzo Colombo, Stanislas Pili and Alessandro Perini, which will be followed by moments of collective discussion, and which will deal with some of the most topical aspects related to percussion in contemporary music:

-Analysis of the latest compositions for percussion and other media such as light, video and electronics.
-Sound installations and new creations of musical theatre
-From Cage to today, analysis of the main composing trends in percussion pieces
-Extended techniques, theatrical performances and post-instrumental practices
-Application of analogue and digital electroacoustic devices on percussion instruments
-New lutherie between sound art and composition
-Electromechanical devices, Arduino microcontrollers

Another aspect of the Contemporary Percussion Gathering consists in the presentation by the participants of their own artistic projects (individual or group), which can be analysed and discussed with the curators of the event and all the participants. The presentations may include the performance of one or more pieces for solo or ensemble, the performance and/or description of one’s own creation, whether it is a written piece or an improvised performance, or the discussion of a topic related to contemporary music chosen by the participant.

In addition, during the course participants will work in ensemble, addressing new multimedia compositions and performance installations.

For composers, CPG includes not only lectures and presentations of their own projects, but also the opportunity to work individually with composer Alessandro Perini on the artistic and compositional, but also technical, constructive and logistical aspects of their projects.

During the six days of CPG there will be concerts and performances by Lorenzo Colombo, Stanislas Pili, Collettivo_21, and a final concert where solo and ensemble pieces prepared by the participants will be presented.

Finally, in addition to the lessons, presentations or lectures organised, there will be convivial and informal moments in which to discuss the topics that emerge from the meetings in an atmosphere of sharing and mutual listening.

Course - 25th-30th July 2022
Deadline for applications: 13th June 2022
Results: June 20th

Requested information for applicants:
CV, Link to recent performances or compositions, proposed repertoire/compositions

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