Sound of Wander – International Composition Masterclass and Seminar with DMITRI KOURLIANDSKI

September 25, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

December 17th – 20th 2016, Milan (Italy)

This 4-day masterclass is open to students, instrumentalists, composers and musicologists of every age and nationality. Besides 10 individual composition lessons with Dmitri Kourliandski, open to all the participants, it includes a seminar with Dmitri Kourliandski, focused on a performative project played by the public under his supervision, a meeting/interview with Dmitri Kourliandski and the music theorist Giulia Accornero and two evening concerts with the musicians of MDI Ensemble.

Sound of Wander is a project by Association for Contemporary Music Study and Promotion (ASPMC) of Milano and mdi ensemble.
Our goal is to create opportunities to deepen and enrich younger composers’ experience (masterclass and reading session), give space to open dialogues (A chat with…) and introduce new authors and compositions in Italy (concerts).




  • 10:00-13:00: Seminar by Dmitri Kourliandski


After a brief presentation of his artistic and musical research, Dmitri Kourliandski will focus on one of the most important aspects of his aesthetics: listening (and perception in general) as a creative activity. During the seminar, the public will be invited to take part to one of Kourliandski’s performance, under his supervision, where they will explore his ways of turning everyday reality into artistic reality.


  • 16.00-16.30 meeting with D. Kourliandski and brief presentation
  • 16.30- 18.30 open rehearsals of Maps of Non-existent Cities_St. Petersbourg, with L. Gentili Tedeschi and D. Kourliandski
  • 18.30-19.30 A chat with… Dmitri Kourliandski
    Giulia Accornero (Harvard University) interviews Dmitri Kourliandski
  • 19:30-20:30 cocktail
  • 20:30-21:30 Concert #1. Maps of non-existent cities. St-Petersburg (Italian premiere)
    Lorenzo Gentili Tedeschi, violin




  • 9.00-17.15 individual lessons
  • To follow: open rehearsals of mdi ensemble




  • 9.00-15.30 individual lessons
  • follow: open rehearsals of mdi ensemble




  • 9.00-15.30 individual lessons
  • 18:00-19:30 Dress rehearsal of mdi ensemble
  • 20:30-22:00 Concert #2. Dmitri Kourliandski + Internation call for scores…LIVE!
    two Italian premieres of Dmitri Kourliandski and pieces selected thorough LIVE! International Call for Scores
    mdi ensemble


DEADLINE: 15th of October, 2016


In collaboration with:
Amici del Loggione del Teatro alla Scala
Civica Scuola di Musica “C. Abbado” di Milano
Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano

Cost: €165