composition academy

Philippe ManouryFestival Musica

Sept. 25 / Oct. 7 2017

strasbourg / france
composition academy Philippe ManouryFestival Musica

Daniel D’Adamo, artistic and pedagogical coordinator
Strasbourg, Cité de la Musique et de la Danse

Tutors
Daniel D’Adamo, composer
Philippe Hurel, composer

Ensemble Court-circuit
Jean Deroyer, conductor
Soloists :
Eve Payeur, percussion
Vincent David, saxophone
Alexandra Greffin-Klein, violin
Pierre Dutrieu, clarinet
Frédéric Baldassare, cello

L’Instant Donné
Mathieu Steffanus, clarinet
Caroline Cren, piano
Maxime Echardour, percussion
Saori Furukawa, violin
Nicolas Carpentier, cello

Instrumentation

Ensemble 1: Ensemble Court-circuit
Five concerti for solo instrument and 9-person ensemble with conductor

  • Concerto 1 for clarinet and ensemble (flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion*, piano, violin, viola, double-bass)
  • Concerto 2 for saxophone and ensemble (flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, violin, viola, cello, double-bass)
  • Concerto 3 for violin and ensemble (flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion*, piano, viola, cello, double-bass)
  • Concerto 4 for cello and ensemble (flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion*, piano, violin, viola, double-bass)
  • Concerto 5 for percussion (see concerto set) and ensemble (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, viola, cello, double-bass)

Instrument details:
flute (one player): concert flute, piccolo, alto flute
clarinet (one player): Bb, A, Eb and bass clarinet
saxophone (one player): soprano, tenor and baritone

Percusions

  • concerto set: marimba, five octaves C2-C7 / three Tibetan bowls, G#3, F4 and D5 / two gongs, medium and low / orchestra bass drum
  • percussion set / ensemble:
    NB: the percussion set (ensemble set) will remain the same for all the concerti (see ensemble set list and diagram)
    Middle C = C4
    . Vibraphone with motor, three octaves F3-F6
    . Crotales - one octave, written C5-C6 and sounding C7-C8
    . Crash cymbal, 12 inches
    . Crash-ride cymbal, 18 inches
    . Tam-tam, 31,5 inches
    . Snare drum
    . One tom, 14 inches
    . Low tom (or floor tom), 18 inches
    . Two bongos, high and low
    . Three poly blocks - on stand, three different sounds
    . Two mokubios, two different sounds
    . Two maracas, high and low
    . Güiro on stand
    . Vibraslap
    . Suspended metal coil
    . Undifferentiated metal - anvil type

Ensemble 2: L’Instant Donné
5 works for violin, cello, clarinet, percussion and piano

Instrument details:
clarinet (one player): Bb, A, Eb and bass clarinet

Percusions

  • fixed percussion set
    NB: the percussion set (ensemble set) will remain the same for all the concerti (see ensemble set list and diagram)
    Middle C = C4
    . Vibraphone with motor, three and 1/2 octaves : C3-F6
    written on one stave only using bass clef or the treble clef as needed.
    . Crotales - one octave, written C5-C6 and sounding C7-C8
    . Frame drum, around a B2
    . Melodica, F3-E6
    . Five crystal glasses (glass harp or singing glasses), C4,F#4, Bb4 and D5
    . Three metal plates, C#3, A3 and D#4 - inharmonic sounds
    . Fours plates of stoneware, Eb4, F#4, G4 and Bb4 - inharmonic sounds
    . Two Tibetan bowls, E3 and B4
    . Big cowbell, G3
    . China type cymbal, 18 inches
    . Ride cymbal, 20 inches
    . Small thunder sheet, 19,65 x 39,7 inches
    . Vietnamese gong, G#2
    . Suspended metal coil
    . Water phone
    . Snare drum
    . Low tom (or floor tom), 16 inches
    . Spring drum or thunder tube
    . Low log drum, two sounds
    . Zarb (remember to prepare for use and use during extended sections)
    . Waldteufel
    . Shell chimes (oysters)
    . Two cachichis, high and low
    . Mokubio
    . Two big roundstones
    . Two Bird whistles:
    1 – cuckoo, Db4-F4 (intermediate frequencies are not easily controllable)
    2 – jay (white noise, middle sound)

General information

The artistic committee will assign course participants to the different ensembles.

  • maximum duration for each work: 10 minutes
  • works must not feature electronics, amplification, spatialization, or staging
  • the piano may only be prepared if the preparations can be quickly placed (in the short time between two works during the performance) and removed (before the following piece is performed). Otherwise preparations will not be accepted or will need to be altered.

Course structure

Classes will be taught in French and English

  • September 25-27:
    Read-through of the score by the musicians, one-to-one work with the concerti soloists, group lessons and masterclasses.

  • September 27 – October 4: Individual sessions with both composition tutors. Re-writing classes with both composition tutors, masterclasses and conferences.

  • October 5 – 7: Rehearsal of the works and final concerts.

  • Meetings and discussions throughout the academy

  • Free access to Musica festival events

At the end of the course

  • all composers’ works will be performed during two concerts as part of the Musica festival programme
  • a live recording of the concerts will be provided to the composers
  • the artistic committee will designate a winner among the course participants. The winner will receive a commission from the Musica festival.
  • the commissioned work will be published by Durand-Salabert-Eschig.

Composition academy Philippe Manoury - Musica festival
Adélaïde Rauber (33) 03 88 23 46 42
academie@festival-musica.org
1 Place Dauphine
BP 90048
67065 Strasbourg cedex
France

Court-circuit

Set-up concerto Court-circuit

Set-up ensemble Court-circuit

L'Instant Donné

Set-up instant donné

Set-up instant donné

Set-up instant donné