International Festival for Composers 2008
Festival for Composers 2008
July 18-27 2008
Musica Nueva Malaga International in collaboration with the village of Frigiliana announces its inaugural International Festival for Composers, to take place in the picturesque surroundings of Frigiliana village, within easy reach of Malaga International Airport on the Spanish Costa del Sol.
Composers of any nationality, regardless of their age, are invited to submit a piece or pieces for performance in concert at MNMI 2008. Participants have the opportunity to stay in Frigiliana, considered as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, and located at the foot of Sierras Almijara and Tejeda a few minutes’ drive from the Mediterranean Sea.
Concerts will be held in Frigiliana and at various nearby locations on the Costa del Sol.
All other events will take place in Frigliana itself. Concerts will be recorded, and participants can receive a CD copy of their work free of charge for private use only.
Composers whose works are accepted for performance at MNMI 2008 will also be invited to give a presentation about their own music during the Festival and will be recognized as guest Composer of the MNMI. A certificate will be given to each participant.
Composers unable to attend MNMI 2008 in person could also have their work(s) performed at the Festival and recorded in concert by submitting work(s) according to the conditions below, and also by including the appropriate payment.
Places are also available for those wishing to attend the Festival as auditors (listeners) only.
Conditions for the submission of works
Works submitted may be unrehearsed or previously performed, without restriction
Scores and parts for all must be received by MNMI, along with a completed form and full payment of €25O (Category1) or €350 (Category2) by 31 May 2008
Composers may submit more than one piece and each additional piece has an additional payment of €150 (Category 1) or €250 (Category 2) all work is subject to conditions below.
CATEGORY 1 solo. Works may be marked for solo instrument, to be performed by resident international soloists, or for groups of up to 15 musicians.
CATEGORY 2 Group Works for the MNMI ensemble may be marked for any number of players from the following list: flute (piccolo alto), oboe (cor anglais), clarinet (E flat. bass, saxophone), bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, harp, piano, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, double bass.
Solo instruments available are flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute) oboe (cor anglais), clarinet (E flat. bass), saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone), trombone, percussion, piano.
The average duration of pieces should be in the region of 5-10 minutes (Category 1) or 8-12 minutes (Category 2). For pieces of longer duration or special difficulty, additional payment maybe requested to take into account the increased rehearsal time.
Acceptance of works
Applicants will be informed as soon as possible after the closing date if their works have been accepted for performance, and if any special conditions may apply. Payment made for pieces which are not accepted will be immediately refunded.
Conditions for auditors
Applications for places must be received by MNMI, along with a completed form and payment of €100 by 31 May 2008
Anybody interested in attending this festival should send the application form, before the 31 May 2008 to the following address:
International festival for composers 2008
Ayuntamiento de Frigiliana
C/Real Nº, 90 Frigiliana 29799 Malaga Spain
Telephone +34 95 2537759 - Fax + 34 95 2533434 www. musicanuevamalaga.com
MNMI Artists in Residence 2008
Composers in Residence
Professor Dinu Ghezzo (New York University) Jose Manuel López Lopez (IRCRAM Paris)
Música Nueva Málaga Ensemble. Barry Webb conductor
Frederik Ghjselinck (Belgium) flute
Christopher Redgate (England) oboe
Emil Sein (Spain) clarinet, saxophones
Barry Webb (England) trombone
Valentin Casap (Spain) percussion
Nika Shirocorad (Russia) piano
The Festival programme consists of:
Performer presentations on contemporary instrumental technique
Additionally, composers In Residence will be available for individual consultation, and to offer advice to participants during ensemble rehearsals.
Solo concerts will present a wide variety of composers and styles, with works from each artist's existing repertoire alongside works submitted by participants.
Provisional outline programme
Day 1 Arrival, registration, and evening welcome reception
Day 2 Composer presentations, Solo Concert 1
Day 3 Composer presentations, performer presentations
Solo Concert 2
Day 4 Composer presentations, performer presentations
Solo Concert 3
Day 5 Free
Day 6 Composer presentations, ensemble rehearsals
Day 7 Composer presentations, ensemble rehearsals
Ensemble Concert 1
Day 8 Composer presentations, ensemble rehearsals
The final number of concerts will depend upon the number of pieces excepted for performance at MNMI 2008 Meals and accommodation
Frigiliana village offers a special arrangement for participants In MNMI 2008 to stay full board at the Frigiliana Indoor Sports Centre. For an all-inclusive price of €250 participants can take 3 meals a day and enjoy free use of the large outdoor swimming pool and keep fit facilities, together with dormitory accommodation.
Participants who prefer hotel or private accommodation should contact the MNMI administration who will help them to find a suitable alternative. Participants taking hotel or private accommodation can still take meals and enjoy the sports facilities upon payment of the €250 fee for the entire Festival.
The 25O Euros fee for the Festival meal/sports centre/accommodation package (with or without dormitory accommodation) is payable in cash at registration in Frigiiiana.