Biennale College - Musica

Site-specific Sound Installations


Submission period

Thu Dec 17, 2020 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu Feb 18 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Mon Mar 15 at 5 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

registration fee of € 80.00 for selected applicants


Age limit: 30 years (as of the 30th of March 2021)
La Biennale di Venezia

The workshop is dedicated to young composers interested in site-specific sound installations. The selected composers will have the opportunity to create a new site-specific sound installation under the supervision of the Artistic Director of the Biennale Musica, Lucia Ronchetti, supported by different tutors.

The new sound-installation by the selected composers will be presented within the Biennale Musica (17-26 September 2021).

The two selected composers will get the opportunity to create their world premieres in three different stages. The first stage will be aimed at the conception of the project under the supervision of the tutors; in the second stage the selected composers will be given the possibility to work on the CIMM (La Biennale di Venezia Centre for Computer Music and Multimedia) Studios and complete the project; the third stage will focus on the rehearsals and production of the new project. Biennale College Musica will select a number of suitable locations in the city, as to enable each composer to select his/her preferred location.

The voice material can include any kind of pre-recorded voice files. If new samples are needed, the selected composers can collaborate with the bass Andreas Fischer.

Biennale College Musica team under the supervision of the Artistic Director of the Music Department will be in communication with each composer throughout the whole process of composition, from April to September 2021 and will also be available for suggestions and revisions of the new projects.

Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Berlin, composer
Jennifer Walshe, London, composer, performer
Andreas Fischer, Stuttgart, bass, Neue Vocalsolisten
Guido Barbieri, Ravenna, dramaturgy
Guglielmo Bottin, Venezia, composer, music producer – Biennale College Musica CIMM
Thierry Coduys, Paris, sound engineer, computer music design – Biennale College Musica CIMM

Workshop dates: 1 week in April (April 12-18, 2021); 1 week in July (July 19-25, 2021); 1 week in August (August 23-29, 2021).

Venue of the workshop: Venezia

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