UPDATED ON JUNE 16th: You can now download the final version of the Barcelona 2016 schedule here
PIECES TO BE TAUGHT AT THE BARCELONA SUMMER SCHOOL 2016
Note: Registered participants of the Summer School will have received information regarding how to access scores and audio reference recordings of the taught pieces. If you already registered and have not received this information please contact Horacio Curti, the main organiser of the Barcelona 2016: firstname.lastname@example.org
In general, teaching will be offered at various levels: beginners, elementary,intermediate and for advanced players. For those who have never played the shakuhachi before and want to discover this amazing instrument but who cannot commit to 4 days full-time, an “introductory” level will also be provided. The “introduction” participants can tailor their participation to a single morning, or to two mornings or to all four mornings depending on their individual circumstances and group numbers. All other participants will study for the whole four days, with the program being divided into 2 two-day blocs to allow participants to explore the wide range of classes and styles available.
Since the ESS event for this Summer in Barcelona, 28-31.07.2016, will serve as a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the ESS, we wish to use this opportunity to experiment with new approaches. Some of these aim to improve our event model, while others attempt to allow participants, and especially ESS members, to assume a larger performative role in the Summer School, in order to reflect the developing level of participants’ playing skills, and thus their potential for a more active part as performers in concerts.
There will be 4 PUBLIC CONCERTS during the event in Barcelona:
1) 28.07.2016 – OPEN MIC
The ‘Open Microphone’ concert is our classic space for participants who would like to share their performances in a less formal situation; as usual it will be open to all participants of the Summer School who may wish to perform.
On 28.07.2016 (the first day of the Summer School), participants can sign up to perform in this concert, until the maximum duration of the concert is filled. The length of the concert will be limited, so short pieces (maximum 6 minutes duration) will be favoured. Participation will be on the basis of order of sign-up; the Summer School organisers reserve the right to limit the number of performers or to omit participants from the concert if the organization of the presentation makes this necessary.
2) 29.07.2016 – MASTERS OF JAPANESE MUSIC IN THE CLOISTERS
This year’s Summer School Teachers perform at the Pedralbes Monastery, Barcelona.
3) 30.07.2016 – SHAKUHACHI NEW VOICES
Concert with a selection of the best proposals by the participants (probably 28.07.2016, evening). This will be a curated concert, aimed at advanced performers who are not teachers at the Summer School. Participants interested in performing at this concert are required to apply in advance to perform, and the curators will decide on the programme.
A feature of this concert will be the premiere performance of the work 20151113, for shakuhachi and koto, by French composer Marc Kowalczyk. This premiere is to be performed by an ESS member, who will be selected through a process that begins with an application made in advance.
(The application process is now closed).
4) 31.07.2016 – FAREWELL CONCERT – THE PARTICIPANTS PERFORM THE NEWLY STUDIED PIECES
Open to all participants to share what they have learned during the Summer School.