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ULYSSES Journeys for Composers – Royaumont

08/2021 Royaumont foundation – FR

The Voix Nouvelles Academy is open to composers and performers wishing to hone their skills in the interpretation of the contemporary repertory and presents a rare opportunity to progress under the guidance of world-famous composers and performers. Several specialists in the domains of management, musical production economics, author rights, the record industry, radio, and journalism will also be invited. In its duration and its exceptional working conditions, the academy constitutes a unique forum for exchanges between composers, performers, and thinkers.

For composers, it recreates the complete process of creation of a new work, in professional conditions: commission, composition, rehearsals, concert, under the supervision of internationally renowned tutors belonging to different aesthetics. It calls on the leading ensembles to rehearse and perform the works and to advise and interact with the composers, taking an active part in the elaboration of the work. The academy also gives the opportunity of deepening one’s knowledge of and composing for specific instruments, like this year, the shô, the accordeon, the organ, the contrabass flute.

The Academy takes places alongside the Royaumont Festival, whose 2021 edition focusses on American counterculture. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Pink Floyd’s concert at Royaumont in 2021, omposers are invited to get inspiration from the event.

The academy hosts the young composer Matteo Gualandi in the framework of his ULYSSES Journey for Composers.

Place: Royaumont Foundation

Dates: From 20th August to 5th September 2021

Public Concert on 5th September in the framework of the Royaumont Festival

Further information here.

© Royaumont Foundation


In cooperation with:

Simon Steen-Andersen, composer
Clara Iannotta, composer
Aurélien Dumont, composer

Thomas Lacôte, organ
Ensemble Linea (FR)
Ensemble Exaudi (UK)

James Weeks, conductor
Jean-Philippe Wurtz, conductor