The 35th Irish Composition Summer School takes place in Dublin, Ireland, from July 5th to 14th.
This year's school will offer a range of lectures, presentations and demonstrations on all aspects of contemporary composition, focusing on contemporary writing for any combination of the available forces (trpt, vc, pf, perc), with optional electronics.
At the end of the course, the students' works will be presented in workshop, rehearsed and digitally recorded by the performers in residence. Throughout the course, students will receive guidance from experienced course directors and nationally and internationally renowned composers. This year, the ICSS is delighted to welcome Simon Mawhinney and Ann Cleare as Guest Directors, who will present seminars on her own work, as well as giving individual tutorials to all students. Nicola LeFanu and Kevin O'Connell will give daily guidance and lectures.
Our performers are Tom Poulson, Ailbhe McDonagh, David Adams and Richard O'Donnell.
Due to the short duration of the course students are expected to come with some sketches/ideas prepared.
Please note the course does not provide accommodation. The Fee for attendance is EU350.
The course involves a great deal of individual tuition and so is suitable for a range of students at various levels of experience. The course involves a combination of one-to-one tutorials with the participating composers, and group seminars. These will cover the major aspects of contemporary composition such as harmony, rhythm, formal structure, the use of music technology and instrumental writing.