Session de création interculturelle, Hammamet, mars 2019 - Festival d'Aix & Medinea

2020 Intercultural Creation Sessions

February 13 2020 to August 31 2020
An open program to the finest young musicians and improvisers from the Mediterranean

The four 2020 Intercultural Creation Sessions of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) are each open to a dozen of young and talented musicians from the Mediterranean basin (building their careers to become professional artists) and who have an intense practice of musical improvisation, even of the composition. Each session is designed for a large diversity of musical aesthetics and Mediterranean expressions and hosts all styles of music using elements of improvisations (jazz, traditional music, early music, etc.).
Fabrizio Cassol, composer and jazzman, guides these sessions and proposes to experiment with techniques of collective composition, within an ensemble, with the aim of leading to the creation of a common musical production which also reveals individual singularities. This training offers a unique intercultural experience of the life of an ensemble in creation, in rehearsals and on tour.


INTERCULTURAL CREATION SESSION #1

Dates — February from 13 to 27, 2020
Venue ARC Research and Consultancy •  Valletta, MALTA
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Career development — Christiane Louis (Philharmonie de Paris)
Concerts — currently being finalised

Session organised with the support of Medinea network and of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union


INTERCULTURAL CREATION SESSION #2

Dates — March from 1 to 15, 2020
Venue International Cultural Center of Hammamet, Tunisia
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Concerts — currently being finalised

Session organised with the support of Medinea network and of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union


INTERCULTURAL CREATION SESSION #3

Dates — July from 2 to 20, 2020
Venue — Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, France
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Career development — Christiane Louis (Philharmonie de Paris)
Outreach skills — Mark Withers (London Symphony Orchestra)
Concerts Aix-en-Provence • Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède • July, 2020
Tour dates under construction

Session organised with the support of Medinea network and of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union


INTERCULTURAL CREATION SESSION #4

Dates — August 2019
VenueEnte musicale di Nuoro, Italy
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Career development — Christiane Louis (Philharmonie de Paris)
Concerts — currently being finalised

Session organised with the support of Medinea network and of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

 

ANNUAL AUDITIONS

The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra will select classical musicians through annual auditions happening in 20 cities in the Mediterranean from November 2019 to April 2020 and with the support of different partners leading national youth orchestras.

PARTNERS OF THE AUDITIONS

In France Darius Milhaud Conservatory of Aix-en-Provence • Conservatory of Grand Avignon • Pierre Barbizet Conservatory of Marseille • Pierre Cochereau Conservatory of Nice • Conservatory of Toulon Provence MéditerranéeIESM Europe et Méditerranée

In the Mediterranean — ALBANIA University of Arts of Tirana - Art Academy • ALGERIA National Higher Institute of Music in Algiers (INSM) • CROATIA Zagreb Academy of Music • EGYPT Cairo Academy of Arts • GREECE National Conservatory of Athens / University of Macedonia - Department of Music science & Art • ITALY Milan Conservatory • LEBANON Ghassan Yammine Arts School in Beirut / Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of music • MALTA ARC Research and Consultancy • MOROCCO National Conservatory of Music and Choreographic Art of Rabat (CNMAC) • MONACO Prince Rainier III Academy • PORTUGAL Lisbon Higher School of Music • SLOVENIA Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana • TUNISIA Higher Institute of Music of Tunis / Higher Institute of Music of Sfax / Higher Institute of Music of Sousse • TURKEY Bilkent University - Faculty of Music and Performing Arts / ITÜ MIAM

Selection in cooperation with different national youth orchestras — CYPRUS Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra • SPAIN Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE) • PALESTINE Palestine Youth Orchestra / Edward Said National Conservatory of Music • TURKEY Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

 

With the support of

Mécénat musical Société Générale

Fondation Stavros Niarchos

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
It is not compulsory to be a student to apply to this session.
Age of the applicants — 18 to 30 years old
Musicians from the following countries can apply — Albania, Algeria, Bosnia, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Palestine, Portugal, Slovenia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey.

Musical practices
• Musical improvisers (traditional and Mediterranean music, jazz, etc.)
• High instrumental level, at ease with musical collective practices
• Open to all instruments and voices

Minimum level required
• High instrumental level or high vocal level – Intense practice of musical improvisation, even of musical composition. Career-oriented higher studies in music.
• There is no requirement to have been or to be a student in a higher education institution.
• A first orchestra within an intercultural ensemble will be appreciated.
• During the sessions, the training will happen in English.

 

APPLICATION
How to apply? The applicants who want to apply for auditions in France, in Italy, in Monaco or in Portugal must imperatively apply online.

APPLY ONLINE

For other countries, applicants must apply through the participating higher conservatory of music, music academy or university which is our partner for the auditions organization (see the paragraphe Partners of the auditions), please contact directly our partners.

 

EXCEPTIONAL VIDEO-APPLICATIONS
Rules — In some specific cases, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra will be very pleased to consider a video-application if there is no audition in some applicants’ Mediterranean countries (for example: musicians from Syria, from Lybia, etc) and, if the musician has not any possibility of travel and meet the jury in one auditions’ venue. If you are resident of one country which hosts an audition, please note that the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra will always favor the musicians (of an equivalent level) who made the effort to travel to pass the audition.

How to process? To proceed to the video application, please follow these compulsory steps:
• Complete our registration form online
• Add your 2 video-links:
- Video recording of a standard tune (see the paragraphe Audition test)
- Video recording of a personal composition or an arrangement (see the paragraphe Audition test)
One of video recording should be performed with the candidate as a solo player.

AUDITION TEST
During her / his audition, the musician has to play:
• A standard tune - from the musicians’ original musical field (jazz standard, traditional tune, classical piece, etc.)
• A personal composition or an arrangement

Candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency in their chosen idiom, including instrumental technique and improvisation skills.
The musician has to perform one of the two pieces as a soloist.
The audition of each musician will last maximum 15 minutes, including a short interview in English or French with the panel about the candidate’s musical journey and his / her projects for the future.

 

AUDITION'S SCHEDULE (under construction)
National Conservatory of Music and Choreographic Art of Rabat (CNMAC) MOROCCO
Lisbon Higher School of Music PORTUGAL
Darius Milhaud Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence FRANCE
Conservatoire of Grand Avignon FRANCE
Pierre Barbizet Conservatoire of Marseille FRANCE
Pierre Cochereau Conservatoire of Nice FRANCE
National Higher Institute of Music in Algiers (INSM) ALGERIA
Zagreb Academy of Music CROATIA
Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana SLOVENIA
University of Arts of Tirana - Art Academy ALBANIA
ARC Research and Consultancy MALTA
Giuseppe Verdi Milan Conservatoire ITALY
— Cairo Academy of Arts EGYPT
University of Macedonia - Department of Music science & Art GREECE
Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of music / Ghassan Yammine Arts School in Beirut LEBANON
National Conservatory of Athens GREECE
— Prince Rainier III Academy MONACO
Higher Institute of Music of Tunis TUNISIA
Higher Institute of Music of Sousse TUNISIA
Higher Institute of Music of Sfax TUNISIA
Bilkent University - Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Ankara, TURKEY
ITÜ MIAM Istanbul, TURKEY

 

FEES
The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra of the Festival d’Aix, the network Medinea and its members cover all the tuition, accommodation, meals and travel fees for these sessions. 
However, the MYO will not cover the costs of the applicants related to auditions.

 

HELP & INFORMATIONojm@festival-aix.com

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