Irish Composition Summer School 2019

7 Jun 2019 (All day)
Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama

Irish Composition Summer School 2019 announcement

The 37th Irish Composition Summer School takes place in Dublin, Ireland, from July 3rd to 12th.

This year's school will offer a range of lectures, presentations and demonstrations on all aspects of contemporary composition, focusing on writing for any combination of the available forces (soprano, clarinet and piano), with optional electronics. Students are encouraged to consider a wide range of options in both sourcing and setting texts. Your text need not necessarily be a poem; it might be a news story, your ‘take' on a myth or fairy tale, an adaptation from a play, film or novel. Consider too whether your piece is for a straightforward concert setting or whether it is dramatic or theatrical. A short piece for the summer school might be a study for a future chamber opera, for example.

At the end of the course, the students' works will be presented in workshop, rehearsed and digitally recorded by the performers in residence. Throughout the course, students will receive guidance from experienced course directors and nationally and internationally renowned composers. This year, the ICSS is delighted to welcome Tansy Davies as Guest Director, who will present seminars on her own work, as well as giving individual tutorials to all students.

Due to the short duration of the course students are expected to come with some sketches/ideas prepared.

Please note the course does not provide accommodation.

The Fee for attendance is EU350.

The course involves a great deal of individual tuition and so is suitable for a range of students at various levels of experience.

The course involves a combination of one-to-one tutorials with the participating composers, and group seminars. These will cover the major aspects of contemporary composition such as harmony, rhythm, formal structure and instrumental writing.

The Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama hosts the course in Rathmines, Dublin.

More information can be found on our brochure here.