International Summer Course for Composers SYNTHETIS 2016

March 24, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

The Music Gardens Foundation is pleased to invite young composers (up to 35 years old), from the world over, to participate in SYNTHETIS 2016.

This International Summer Course for Composers will take place in Radziejowice (near Warsaw, Poland) between July 18 and 30, 2016.

The participants of this year’s edition of the Course will have an opportunity to attend lectures and individual meetings with such renowned composers as Mark AndreMartin BresnickZygmunt Krauze and Johannes Kreidler, as well as with the Course’s artists-in-residence from the E-MEX EnsembleEvelin Degen (flute), Joachim Striepens (clarinet) and Martin von der Heydt (piano). In addition, Wojciech Błażejczyk – Polish composer, guitarist and sound designer – will conduct workshops on computer-aided composition techniques.

The Course’s events will be held at the Radziejowice Palace – beautiful palace complex surrounded by picturesque landscape, situated 50 km from Warsaw. The venue, originally dating back to the 17th century, thanks to its unique atmosphere, has become to function as a creative work venue for artists, writers, musicians and painters. The intimate character of the venue provides excellent conditions to create a highly cooperative environment and a creativity-enhancing atmosphere.

The International Summer Course for Composers SYNTHETIS, created and directed by Zygmunt Krauze, is a successful reactivation of the legendary composition courses initiated in 1980 by the Polish Society for Contemporary Music. The key objective of the Course is to allow each and every participant not only to develop his or her artistic skills, but also to work in an environment where exchange of experience is crucial. For this reason a special emphasis is put on the personal interaction between the student and the tutor – apart from collective activities included in the schedule, the Course also involves one-to-one lessons.

The submissions are open until May 10, 2016. More information and on-line application form available at: