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Second coordination meeting in Almeria

The Eu-Terpe project moved fast from East to West last week. If during the second week of October the focus of the project had been in Sarajevo, with the co-creation meeting, last week we moved to Almería to arrange more practical things with a coordination meeting between the two participating orchestras. Visiting possible venues and meeting local stakeholders, was some of the content of this meeting, the second of the three needed to make the project advance. The final part of the meeting took place in the Municipal School of Music belonging to the Almería City Council, and Ramón Fernandez-Pacheco Monterreal and Carlos Sanchez, the Mayor and Councilor of Culture paid us a short visit.

Co-creation meeting in Sarajevo

EU.TERPE co-creation meeting – co-financed by Creative Europe programme.

Three selected composers Annachiara Gedda (ITA), Marcos Fernandez (ESP) and Vedran Mehinovic (BiH) were hosted in Sarajevo by Udruzenje URBAN at Attelier figure for co-creation meeting moderated by Missak Baghboudarian, conductor of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra.

During meeting composers and conductor agreed to produce one composition divided in three parts and each composer will compose one part.

“I expect that we produce one outstanding work” said Vedran Mehinovic.

Annachiara Gedda pointed out a importance of EU projects for composers, and Marcos Fernandez told that it would be easy to make a synergy between composers after this meeting.

Missak Baghboudarian who moderated co-creation meeting discussed and exchange ideas with composers about formation of orchestra and guidelines for composers and putting together traditional elements in new composition.

More info about composers and conductor you can find HERE

Three composers for one cause!

The jury panel: Mr. Mauro Montalbetti (jury chair), Mr. Francesco Antonioni (Italy) and Mr. Michael Thomas (Spain), made a selection of Three selected among 117 applications. Selected composers are:

Italy – Annachiara Gedda
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Vedran Mehinovic
Spain – Marcos Fernández

Explanation by the jury panel:

The competition call proposed by Eu.terpe saw the participation of 117 candidates (70 Italians, 43 Spanish, 4 Bosnians), a considerable high number. In order to give the maximum freedom of expression, the call did not impose any constraint concerning the composition to present for the selection, both regarding instruments, duration and language.

This freedom made the work of the jury more complicated and, guided by the Master Mauro Montalbetti, the jury arrived to the selection of three candidates. The President and the Commission, composed by the Masters Francesco Antonioni and Michael Thomas decided to autonomously evaluate all the scores, in order to have an overview of the general level and choose the general criteria:

  • No foreclosure concerning language, style, poetic
  • Keeping in consideration mainly three aspects: formal architecture, orchestration, language coherence
  • Evaluation of the score assigning a score from 0 to 10

Since the first evaluation, 5 Italian candidates emerged, 5 Spanish and 2 Bosnians. From this shortlist of candidates, the Commission discussed in order to reach a unanimous judgment, which took into consideration the actual skills that the selected compositors have in order to build an orchestra composition in three months.

The three selected composers (Italy, Spain, Bosnia) will share a common path in the making of an orchestral work. Guided by the director of the Syrian National Synphonic Orchestra Mr. Missak Baghboudarian. Musicians will meet in Sarajevo (9-12 October 2017) for a working stay and there , they will share their own creative journey. Each musical language will thus combine together with the Syrian musical tradition stressing the real purpose of this call: extend the interaction between different cultures.

Partners in project are Associazione Musicale Bruno Maderna (Italy), Associacion Cultural “Amigos de la Orquesta Ciudad de Almeria (Spain) and Udruzenje Urban (Sarajevo, Bosnia)

More about project you can find HERE

EU.Terpe: Call for composers closed for applications

Call for a selection of three composers for creation of “A debut opera for an inclusive Europe” for EU.Terpe project co-financed by Creative Europe programme.

At the end 117 composers applied: Italy – 70, Spain 43 and 4 from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The jury: Mr. Mauro Montalbetti (jury chair), Mr. Francesco Antonioni (Italy) and Mr. Michael Thomas (Spain) will select three composers (each from one country).

The results of the selection will be published on the website after jury makes decision at 25th Septebmber. Winners will also receive personal communication of their selection.

The three selected composers (Italy, Spain, Bosnia) will share a common path in the making of an orchestral work. Guided by the director of the Syrian National Synphonic Orchestra Mr. Missak Baghboudarian. Musicians will meet in Sarajevo (9-12 October 2017) for a working stay and there , they will share their own creative journey. Each musical language will thus combine together with the Syrian musical tradition stressing the real purpose of this call: extend the interaction between different cultures.

Partners in project are Associazione Musicale Bruno Maderna (Italy), Associacion Cultural “Amigos de la Orquesta Ciudad de Almeria (Spain) and Udruzenje Urban (Sarajevo, Bosnia)

More about project you can find HERE

Call for composers

Eu.TERPE

NATIONAL CALL FOR COMPOSERS

Selection of one composer for the implementation of a debut opera

The Italian association based in Forlì, Associazione Musicale Bruno Maderna, in cooperation with Associacion Cultural “Amigos de la Orquesta Ciudad de Almeria (Spain) and Udruzenje Urban (Sarajevo, Bosnia) winners of the European project Eu.Terpe “A debut opera for an inclusive Europe”
launches a selection to identify three composers that will participate in the making of a debut opera.
The musical composition will give its first performance in three concerts in 2018 (Forlì, Almeria, Sarajevo) and the whole production will be documented in a movie that will be presented in August 2018 in Sarajevo.
The call is composed of two main steps. The first step is characterized by three different calls in Italy, Spain and Bosnia; the second step will be carried out by the three countries together.

Step 1
Selection of the composers

Art. 1 COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT
The participation is open to all composers, both students and professionals, resident or with Italian, Bosnian or Spain nationality, come of age (18 years old +)

Art. 2 RULES FOR APPLYING

All musicians will have to send one of their own compositions (or part of it) in digital format PDF (score), recording format mp3 (where possible) and a curriculum vitae.
In the case of graphic characters or unedited symbols, the authors will have to make explanatory tables for a proper understanding of those signs.

 Art. 3 DOCUMENTATION
Registration will be completed by sending the application form, filled with the following information

– Name, surname, place and date of birth, nationality, address, e-mail, phone number
– Declaration of acceptance of the competition rules
– Declaration of consent and non- storage of the work made, keeping it free from copyright for the purposes of EU.TERPE project
– Declaration of consent to the processing of personal data of the participant in the competition (Italian Legislative Decree 196/03- Privacy Code)

– Declaration of participation to the transnational meeting in Sarajevo (From 10th to 12th October 2017) and to the first concert in Forlì (13th February 2018)
– Recent picture
– Photocopy of an identity document

Art. 4 COMMISSION
The jury, chaired by Mr Mauro Montalbetti will be composed of: Mr Francesco Antonioni (Italy) and Mr Michael Thomas (Spain).

Art. 5 POWERS OF THE JURY
The decisions taken by the jury, whose authority is recognized by the candidates for the very fact that they are competing, are conclusive.

Art. 6 RESULTS
The results of the selection will be published on the website of www.eu-terpe.com Winners will also receive personal communication of their selection. The decisions of the Jury will be published by 25th September 2017

Art. 7 CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES
The scores and all documents must be sent exclusively by web: www.eu-terpe.com/call-for-composers by the 11th September 2017, 17.00 (CET). CLOSED

Art.8 AWARDS

The contest winner will receive:

– the performance of the score during three concerts in Forlì, Almeria, Sarajevo 2018

– audio and recording of the concerts that will be included in a documentary movie presented on movie projection in Sarajevo .

Step 2

The three selected composers (Italy, Spain, Bosnia) will share a common path in the making of an orchestral work. Guided by the principal conductor of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra Mr. M. Baghboudarian. Musicians will meet in Sarajevo (October 2017) for a working stay and there , they will share their own creative journey. Each musical language will thus combine together with the Syrian musical tradition stressing the real purpose of this call: extend the interaction between different cultures.
From this meeting the composers will be inspired in the making of their own piece of music.

ORCHESTRA MEMBERS: The orchestra is composed of musicians coming from the Maderna Orchestra (Forlì – Italy), the Orquesta Ciutad de Almeria (Almeria – Spain), Sepo Orchestra (Syrian Expat Philarmonic Orchestra).
ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS:

2 flutes (of which 1 piccolo)

2 oboes

2 clarinets

2 bassoons

1 percussion

6 first violins

4 second violins

4 violas

3 cellos

2 double basses

DURATION OF THE COMPOSITION
The three works will have to have a duration of 7 minutes maximum (each composition).

TRAVEL COSTS
All travel costs, subsistence and accommodation will be covered by the Organization of the Competition.

Gallery form kick off meeting in Forli – 15/06/17

The project aims at putting together 2 European orchestras with Syrian musicians that sought refugee in EU and with SEPO (Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra) in order to co-create a first work to be performed around the partner’s countries (Italy, Spain and Bosnia Herzegovina). During the events, concerts will be combined with public events to raise awareness on Syrian refugees situation.

The project will thus enhance mutual cultural understanding first of all among musicians of the involved orchestras, using music as a channel of communication and also foster intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, and respect for other cultures involving different audiences during the public side events, through an informed political debate as an aspect of cultural activity.