ULYSSES Journeys for composers, conductors and performers
01/2017 Divertimento Ensemble – ITEPCC - EEFlagey – BEGaudeamus – NLIEMA – DEimpuls – ATIrcam – FROPUS XXI / HfMT – DERoyaumont foundation – FRSnape Maltings – UKTime of Music – FIUltima - NO
The ULYSSES project was originally inspired by an illustrious generation of 18th Century artists who wandered all across Europe, visiting at each “stop” along the way the greatest masters’ workshops in order to improve and to complete their skills.
Following the steps of the Homeric hero, their odyssey was an initiatory journey paving the way for future generations of young European artists. Europe’s singularity is characterized by the rich diversity of artistic situations and sociological contexts.
The ULYSSES “journeys” aim to exploit this singularity to the fullest. ULYSSES holds that this is the only really modern approach to education.
In this spirit, the ULYSSES partner institutions have identified all together a certain number of young international composers, conductors and performers in the objective to offer them the possibility to construct a “journey”, with stops in different parnter insitutions.
Composers, performers, and ensembles will all be able to undertake journeys providing them with rich and diverse experiences not offered elsewhere.
These journeys offer the opportunity to participate in varied projects, workshops, masterclasses, residencies etc. in the realm of contemporary creation and to benefit from special conditions (no participation fees, support for travel and accommodation costs, etc.).
After a very difficult selection procedure, due to the great number of very interesting profiles of identified young artists the ULYSSES partners have selected the following composers, conductors and performers for the journeys in 2017:
Magdalena Cerezo Falcez piano (Spain, 1988) – Divertimento Ensemble (IT)
Erik Bertsch piano (Italy/Netherlands, 1987) – Divertimento Ensemble (IT)
Lorenzo Colombo percussion (Italy, 1990) – IEMA (DE)
Kevin Fairbairn trombone (USA/Austria, 1987) – Divertimento Ensemble (IT)
Clemens Gottschling horn (Germany/ 1990) – Divertimento Ensemble (IT)
Sarah Saviet violin (USA/Germany, 1989) – Divertimento Ensemble (IT)
Antonio Jiménez Marín trombone (Spain, 1989) – impuls (AT)
Roberto Maqueda Dominguez percussion (Spain, 1991) – Snape Maltings (UK)
Quartetto Maurice (Italy) – IRCAM (FR)
More performers to be announced soon.
Among the different projects detailed in the timeline, you will find all the details about their journey-stops at the respective partner-institutions and about the projects they will be participating in during the year 2017.