Call for works for cello and double bass

June 2, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

In the week presceding the Gaudeamus Muziekweek the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy
will take place. There are multiple public activities during this week which are accessible for
composers, musicians, musicologists, and others. A workshop and Reading Session are planned
for the double bass and the cello, under supervision of respectively Dario Calderone and
Katharina Gross.
Dario Calderone will demostrate all the facets of the double bass during the workshop by
presenting different pieces which have been written for him during the past years. The main
question of the workshop is how you can compose for double bass and how you can deal with
this instrument in your own unique way. Katharina Gross will present her project Cellomondo
during the workshop, in which she shares her fascination for the diversity of musical
individualism. During her workshop she will delve deeper into the subject-matter, but at the
same time she will also show how you write for a cello.
So are you a composer under 30 years old? Do you live in the Netherlands? Do you want to learn
more about composing for double bass or cello? If so, send a musical sketch for double bass or
cello before August 1. The maximum length is one minute, and we would also like to receive a
midi-file of the sketch. On August 8 you will be notified if you are selected, after which you can
take part in the workshop of Calderone or Gross during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy
on September 3. After this workshop you will have a few days time to tinker with your sketch,
and a small week later you will work with Calderone or Gross during the Reading Session to
develop your sketch. The Reading Session for cello by Katharina Gross will take place on
September 7, and the Reading Session for double bass by Dario Calderone will take place
September 8.
Timeline:
August 1, 2015 Deadline sketch
August 8, 2015 Announcement selection
September 3, 2015 Workshop double bass (Calderone) and cello (Gross)
September 7, 2015 Reading Session cello (Gross)
September 8, 2015 Reading session double bass (Calderone)

Registration: please send your sketch before August 1 2015 to academy@muziekweek.nl.