2019 Composers Residency
The Académie du Festival d’Aix is commissioning 4 young composers to create one instrumental piece each, of a length of 10 to 15 minutes.
These new works will be performed as a world first by the Ensemble Modern musicians at a concert given as part of the contemporary music showcase for the Festival d’Aix 2019.
The residency offers the composers a unique opportunity to be involved in the process of performance of their work, while benefiting from the experience and expertise of the Ensemble Modern musicians. In Aix-en-Provence, the 4 selected composers thus benefit from a rare work environment and a high degree of visibility among the Festival audience and professionals.
Musicians of the Ensemble Modern
In the run-up to the residence, the Académie du Festival d'Aix commissions 4 10-minute pieces for 1 to 3 instruments at most. The musicians of the Ensemble Modern will work on these new pieces during the residence, and then the pieces will be performed as part of the special programme dedicated to contemporary music in the 2019 edition of the Festival d’Aix.
***The 2019 Composers residency is canceled.***
The Académie du Festival d'Aix offers other residencies and workshops open to composers:
Opera Creation Workshop
with Pascal Dusapin
Opera & New Technologies
with Michel van der Aa
Opéra de-ci de-là
with Anthony Heidweiller