In each edition, the impuls Academy hosts young promising composers, performers, and conductors in the framework of the ULYSSES Journeys and actively involve them both in the impuls Academy and its Festival.
In 2021, the three young composers joining the Academy are:
For composers, the impuls Academy offers a variety of different programs, from individual lessons and several meetings with composition tutors (to be chosen amongst approximately 15 tutors per edition), group lectures, discussions and jours fixes for composers, meetings also with instrumental tutors for specific questions on instruments, notation, etc., general exchange up to various concrete cooperation possibilities with musicians and ensembles on spot (including programs for co-operative development of new pieces, reading-sessions of already existing ones, partly leading to public performances), as well as active participation in special programs such as specific electronic workshops, various calls for scores, and specific 11-day-intensive-programs such as “Performative Music . Body as instrument – instrument as Body”, “Collaboratory”, “Machine Learning” amongst others.
The summer edition of impuls 2021 for example allows Itziar Viloria to develop and rehearse a new piece with Samuel Toro Pérez, guitarist of the Black Page Orchestra (one of the young ensembles supported by the ULYSSES Network), as well as to participate in the special workshop Instant Composing with Carola Bauckholt.
Szilárd Benes, clarinetist of Ensemble Schallfeld (another young ensemble supported by the Network), on his side closely cooperates with Tuomas Kettunen, who is also participating in the Instant Composing workshop, as well as in the Feedback program with Quartetto Maurice.
And last but not least Georgia Koumará participates in InSitu/City : Graz.