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Luxembourg Composition Academy

Festival rainy days - United Instruments of Lucilin

Fr: Cette année encore, huit jeunes compositeurs venus du monde entier se retrouveront à neimënster du 19 au 25 novembre pour travailler une semaine durant une nouvelle pièce aux côtés de Joanna Bailie et Franck Bedrossian, deux compositeurs-professeurs de renommée internationale, et un ensemble de musiciens professionnels. Co-organisée par neimënster, la Philharmonie Luxembourg et l'ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin, la Luxembourg Composition Academy se déroule dans le cadre du festival rainy days, qui inclut dans sa programmation le concert de clôture de l'académie. Un rendez-vous à ne pas manquer pour découvrir le fruit du travail de ces jeunes compositeurs!

De: 2015 von neimënster und dem luxemburgischen Komponisten Marcel Reuter ins Leben gerufen, assoziiert sich die Luxembourg Composition Academy auch für diese bereits vierte Ausgabe mit dem rainy days-Festival der Philharmonie: Acht Studierende der Komposition aus aller Welt treffen sich während einer Woche in der Abtei, um gemeinsam mit den internazional renommierten Komponisten Joanna Bailie und Franck Bedrossian sowie dem Ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin an neuen Werken zu arbeiten. Beim kostenlosen Abschlusskonzert gilt es die Früchte dieser intensiven Arbeitswoche zu entdecken.

Joanna Bailie

Joanna Bailie was born in London in 1973 and now lives in Berlin. She studied composition with Richard Barrett, electronic music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Holland and won a fellowship to study at Columbia University in 1999. She completed her PhD at City, University of London in 2018. Her recent work includes chamber music and installation, and is characterized by the use of field recordings together with acoustic instruments. She is also interested in the interplay between the audio and visual as evidenced by her works for camera obscura which include the installation The place you can see and hear and the music theatre piece Analogue. She has taught composition at City, University of London, The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and at the 47th edition of the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music. In 2016 she was a guest of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin-program.

Franck Bedrossian

Franck Bedrossian was born in Paris, France, on February 3rd, 1971. After studying harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and analysis at the National Conservatory of Paris, he studied composition with Allain Gaussin and entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (class of Gerard Grisey and Marco Stroppa) where he obtained a first prize of analysis and the diploma of higher studies in composition unanimously. In 2002-2003, he attended the Cursus in composition and computer music at IRCAM , studying with Philippe Leroux, Brian Ferneyhough, Tristan Murail and Philippe Manoury. Meanwhile, he completed his training with Helmut Lachenmann (Acanthes 1999, International Ensemble Modern Akademie 2004). His works have been performed in Europe, Russia, Asia, United States and South America by ensembles such as L'Itinéraire, 2E2M, Ictus, Court Circuit, Cairn, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, Orchestre National de Lyon, SWR Baden Baden und Freiburg Symphony Orchestra, Contrechamps, KNM Berlin, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Moscow Contemporary Ensemble, the Danel Quartet, the Diotima Quartet, the Tana Quartet as part of festivals Agora, Resonances, Manca, Musica Nova, International Festival Cervantino, RTÉ Living Music Festival, Présences, Borealis Festival, Musica Strasbourg, Ars Musica, Nuova Consonanza, Suona Francese, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Festival International d'Art-lyrique d' Aix-en-Provence, Manifeste, Fabbrica Europa, Wien Modern, Archipel, Donaueschinger Musiktage, MaerzMusik, Sommer in Stuttgart, Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Venice Biennale, Wittener Musiktage für Neue Kammermusik, ReMusik. In 2001, he received a grant from the Meyer Foundation, the Fondation Bleustein-Blanchet for Vocation and 2004, the price-Hervé Dugardin SACEM. In 2005, the Institut de France (Académie des Beaux-Arts) awarded him the Pierre Cardin Prize of Musical Composition. Franck Bedrossian also received the prize for young composers of SACEM in 2007. He was a resident at the Villa Medici in April 2006 to April 2008, and teaches currently Music Composition at the University of California, Berkeley. He has recently been awarded as ´Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres´ by the French Minsitry of Culture. His works are published by Éditions Billaudot and Verlag Neue Musik.

United Instruments of Lucilin

The ensemble for contemporary music United Instruments of Lucilin was founded in 1999 by a group of passionate musicians and is the only Luxembourgish chamber music ensemble specialized in contemporary music.

Dedicated exclusively to promoting and commissioning works of the 20th and 21st century, United Instruments of Lucilin is recognized for its outstanding performances around the world.

In about 45 concerts a year, Lucilin presents a broad scope of musical events, ranging from traditional concerts to music theatre productions, children projects, improvisation sessions as well as discussions with composers. Over the years, United Instruments of Lucilin has been encouraging innovative musical expressions and is continuously reaching a growing enthusiastic audience.

Organisation: neimënster, United Instruments of Lucilin, Philharmonie Luxembourg