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Composing for Cello
Workshop Lucas Fels & Hans Thomalla

Hybrid workshop: Harpists will work on-site in Darmstadt, composers remotely

Tutors: Lucas Fels (Cello) and Hans Thomalla (Composition)
Workshop dates: three days tba: group sessions. Composers and cellists arrange additional rehearsals individually. Final presentation: tba
Workshop times: 15.00-18.00 for all three group sessions
Possible number of active participants: 10 composers (and a corresponding number of cellists)
How to sign up: Workshop with selection process. Deadline for applications: 15 December 2019.
Participants: composers (selected from Call for Scores & Sketches, registered for the composition studios) & cellists (participants of the cello studio)
Application deadline for composers: ⚠️ 15 December 2019

Description

During the Darmstadt Summer Course 2020 Lucas Fels (cello tutor) and Hans Thomalla (composition tutor) will offer a workshop for cellists and composers. Composers selected for this project rom a Call for Scores & Sketches will work together with the Summer Course cellists on either a short new cello solo piece or an already existing piece.

Composers could submit one existing composition for cello solo OR a sketch of a new composition planned for this workshop. Works can be for cello solo only. (For logistical reasons no live electronics, fixed media, or cello + other instruments are possible.) If pieces are longer than 10 minutes, the tutors reserve the rights to only work on parts of the piece (and present only parts at the final presentation).

Cello studio participants will work on the selected pieces together with the composers (via Zoom) as well as in the cello studio with Lucas Fels. The works will be presented by the composer/cellist teams at three group sessions of all the workshop participants, where their materials, their notation, as well as general compositional questions will be discussed.
A final presentation is planned, its concrete form still has to be decided.

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