International Composers+ summer academy 2017!

AUGUST 18—26 2017 Raudondvaris Castle

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COMPOSITIONS

The International Composers’ Course Palendriai 2015

COMPOSITIONS CREATED DURING THE COURSE:

  • Tom Green – Sappho’s Mirror
  • Tom Green – Autonomy
  • Sofa Garcia Aleman – Fuerza interior
  • Matija Andjelkovic – Baby Lyssa: a Leisure Time of an Infant Spirit
  • Matija Andjelkovic – Chanting of a Mystic
  • Raimonds Ungurs – Prayer
  • Raimonds Ungurs – Knocking
  • Justina Šikšnelytė – Homage to Louis
  • Justina Šikšnelytė – diggin’
  • Simas Sapiega – Herba
  • Simas Sapiega – Qui splendor et dies
  • Simon Eastwood – Magnetic Lines
  • Simon Eastwood – Fragmentai Palendrių
  • Steinar Yggeseth – Teams & variations
  • Steinar Yggeseth – The Old One (aria pura)
  • Kristofer Svensson – Ett hav av rör
  • Kristofer Svensson – quae fluctus inter mirabile

AUDIO RECORDINGS OF COMPOSITIONS CREATED DURING THE COURSE:

Sofia Garcia Aleman
Fuerza interior (For Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Accordion and String quartet)

Matija Andjelkovic
Baby Lyssa: a Leisure Time of an Infant Spirit (For Flute, Clarnet in A, Accordion and String quartet)

Matija Andjelkovic
Chanting of a Mystic (For Accordion solo)

Raimonds Ungurs
Malda (Prayer) (For Accordion and String quartet)

Justina Šikšnelytė
Homage to Louis (For two Accordions and Clarinet in in Eb)

Justina Šikšnelytė
diggin’ (For Accordion solo)

Simon Eastwood
Magnetic Lines (For Accordion and String quartet)

Simon Eastwood
Fragmentai Palendrių (For Accordion solo)

Steinar Yggeseth
Teams & variations (For piccolo, Clarinet in Bb, Accordion and String quartet)

Steinar Yggeseth
The Old One (aria pura) (For Accordion solo)

Kristofer Svensson
Ett hav av rör (For Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Accordion and String quartet)

Kristofer Svensson
quae fluctus inter mirabile (For Accordion solo)

The International Composers’ Course Palendriai 2016

COMPOSITIONS CREATED DURING THE COURSE:

  • Magnus nyhagen Asplund – motifs on a drone / phrases and spaces
  • Magnus Nyhagen Asplund – The Sailor’s sunset
  • Glen Thomas Downie – Three Miniatures
  • Glen Thomas Downie – Cepheid II
  • Robin Haigh – Pale
  • Robin Haigh – Vocalise
  • Tze Yeung Ho – to have rooms between my nails
  • Tze Yeung Ho – incredibly hot water
  • Ian Mikyska – Gestures and Stases
  • Ian Mikyska – Spaces, Drones and Melodies
  • Marco Muilwijk – Rondeau
  • Marco Muilwijk – Canzonetta
  • Wingel Gilberto Pérez Mendoza – Opacity of time
  • Wingel Gilberto Pérez Mendoza – A memory grained in wind d
  • Aleksandar Savić – Song of LIet-SRB
  • Aleksandar Savić – Parrot
  • Emma Wilde – Dionysian Mysteries
  • Emma Wilde – Triptych
  • Gorka Hermosa – northern lights

AUDIO RECORDINGS OF COMPOSITIONS CREATED DURING THE COURSE:

Magnus Nyhagen Asplund
motifs on a drone / phrases and spaces (For Viola and Accordion)
explores different ways of colouring the music within three main sections. This is acheived with different motifs developing around an organ point or drone.

Magnus Nyhagen Asplund
the Sailors sunset (For Accordion solo)
is about the associations I have with accordion music. Different thoughts float around in a dreamy state, mixing with each other. Both the lyric and chromatic lines are reminicent of waltz-bass like fgures, and two scandinavian folk music themes.

Glen Thomas Downie
Three Miniatures (For Accordion, Clarinet and Tuba)
Each instrument of this trio has its unique character, all of which are disjunct from each other. Likewise the character of the three movements is highly delineated, but the movements are related through similar, and often exact material reconfgured.

Robin Haigh
Pale (For Accordion and String trio)
Pale is a piece where the accordion acts as a shadow of the rest of the ensemble. The melodies from this piece come from a vocal improvisation that I recorded of myself, which were then transcribed, orchestrated, and vastly expanded upon.

Robin Haigh
Vocalise (For Accordion solo)
Vocalise, as the name suggests, is a piece that highlights the vocal qualities of the accordion. There is no deeper thought or programmatic element to this piece; it was simply an attempt to write beautiful music.

Tze Yeung Ho
å ha rom mellom neglene mine / to have rooms between my nails (For Accordion and String trio)
Fingernails are strange because they are not on most people’s minds until they paint them, have hangnails or are getting in the way of the tasks at hand. However, they symbolize pain and agony when the flesh underneath is exposed. Now, imagine opening up space and building rooms beneath them.

Tze Yeung Ho
utrolig varmt vann / incredibly hot water (For Accordion solo)
‘Hot water‘ and ‘reflex‘ are the two key ideas which led to the creation of this piece.

Ian Mikyska
Gestures and Stases (For Clarinet and Accordion)
“A basic, banal gesture, drawn out to a disproportionate scale, until it is almost static. Pared down elements of expression, with the time scale and silence turning expression into meditation.”

Ian Mikyska
Spaces, Drones and Melodies (For Accordion solo and tape)
“In this piece, the accordion is combined with feld recordings from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Armenia and the UK. The material of the accordion oscillates between drones or long notes and melodies, inviting the audience’s attention to oscillate between listening to the sounds as melodies, as drones, or as indicators of a specifc place, and to draw new connections between real everyday sounds and instrumental sounds.“

Marco Muilwijk
Rondeau (For Violin, Clarinet, Violoncello and Accordion)
The piece could have been designed as a traditional Rondeau: ABACA. However, after a brief introduction of the main motives, the material changes quicker, and quicker and quicker, resulting in a very fragmentary piece. It’s an expressionistic work that takes the listener in high speed through a confusing roller coaster.

Marco Muilwijk
Canzonetta (For Accordion solo)
The focus lied on the exploring of stereo effects and fnding unusual combinations in the Stradella Basses. The result is a song.

Wingel Gilberto Pérez Mendoza
Opacity of time (For Accordion and Tuba)
Every step in our lives is carried by our memories, when we go further that memories turn into carved ashes of time.

Wingel Gilberto Pérez Mendoza
A memory grained in wind (For Accordion solo)
From time to time
The clouds give rest
To the moon beholders
Matsuo Basho (1644 – 1694)

Aleksandar Savić
Song of LIet-SRB (For Accordion and Tuba)
The main idea of this piece is combination of different folk music materials, it is combination of Serbian scales and rhythms with Lithuanian folk song „Dijuta kalneli“. This composition also includes some humourous fragments.

Aleksandar Savić
Parrot (For Accordion solo)
This compositon is combination of notated music material for accordion and composed improvisation for beatbox with whistle. Beatbox (whistle) section can be performed by accordionist or by another performer optionaly. It is my association of one parrot noises, which I heard at Raudondvaris castle, the place where this piece was composed.

Emma Wilde
Dionysian Mysteries (For Violin, Accordion and Tuba)
The Dionysian Mysteries were an Ancient Greek ritual that used trance-inducing techniques (like dance and music) to remove inhibitions and social constraints, liberating the individual to return to a natural state.

Emma Wilde
Triptych (For Accordion solo)
Triptych is in three short movements with each movement exploring the same idea; a line which is developed and eventually fades away into the ‘ether’ through the dissipation of sound into key clicks.