ManiFeste 2017 : Masterclasses for performers + ULYSSES Ensemble

06/2017 Ircam – FR


IRCAM’s multidisciplinary festival and academy, ManiFeste, the rendezvous for creation in Paris, places music in disciplines beyond the concert: theatre, dance, digital arts, visual arts. 120 young composers and performers from the world over take part in the academy every year.

In 2017, the academy invites the composers Chaya Czernowin, Toshio Hosokawa, Alberto Posadas, the Quatuor Diotima, les soloists from the Ensemble intercontemporain (ensemble associated with the academy), and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

The ManiFeste academy takes place from 19th June to 1st July. It offers several opportunities for young performers. For these two master classes, IRCAM will host performers selected for a ULYSSES Journey and the ULYSSES Ensemble:


# String quartet master class:

© Quartett Diotima

The Diotima quartet offers young quartets the opportunity to work on the stunning 4th string quartet with electronics by Jonathan Harvey as well as quartets from the 20th century in connection with the theme “Music and Painting” the same theme used for a new hanging of the collection’s works in June 2017 called L’oeil écoute.

The participants present a final concert on 30th June 2017 at Centquatre, Paris.


# ULYSSES Ensemble master class:

© Julieta Schildknecht

The Swiss composer and conductor, Heinz Holliger, will teach an interpretation master class for the ULYSSES Ensemble with the assistance of the soloists from the Ensemble intercontemporain, who will work alongside the students and soprano Maria Sarah Sun.

At the end of this master class, the ULYSSES Ensemble performs the ManiFeste-2017 Academy final concert on 1st July at Centquatre, Paris.




Young ensemble in residency – Ensemble Schallfeld

Conducting Masterclass 2017

Peter Tscherkassky’s CinemaScope Trilogy - commissions to young composers

Composition Seminar 2017

ULYSSES Ensemble - Masterclass with Heinz Holliger