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Emerging Artists Program 14 – 25 July 2014 PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY ART MENTOR FOUNDATION LUCERNE


PROJECT PARTNER

Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne PROJECT SUPPORTERS


2014 Emerging Artists Program Now in its third year, our Emerging Artists Program is made possible with the generous support of Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, and provides tutelage, mentorship, collaboration, and networking opportunities for young artists who want to collaborate in the creation, development, and performance of new percussion compositions with electronics. Working alongside leading exponents of contemporary classical music and avant-garde improvisation, this intensive environment allows participants to engage with new music in a

way not currently offered elsewhere in Australia, and is only one of a few programs of its kind worldwide. We are excited to welcome leading British composer Richard Barrett, who will work with this year’s emerging artists, focusing on complex compositional techniques, and the integration of live electronics and improvisation in composition and performance.

Applications will be open nation-wide for six emerging artists, 3 percussionists and 3 composers, aged 18 - 28. During WEEK 1 (14 – 18 July), participants will focus on the creation of site-specific works over an intensive five-day period that will include workshops and lectures with guest mentors. In WEEK 2 (21 – 25 July), new works will undergo creative development and will be subsequently refined for public performance in late 2014. Across the two weeks, participants will also work alongside Speak Percussion and Richard Barrett, as they prepare a program of new works for a public performance of works by Richard Barrett. After the initial tuition and development, the six emerging artists will return for the second stage of the program, with three finalised compositions presented and recorded at an industry night at RMIT’s Design Hub Melbourne, a showcase and assessment of the six emerging artists’ work. This presentation will be free to the public, an important event of strong importance to the Australian new music scene, where key industry contacts will attend and network with emerging artists.


ABOUT SPEAK PERCUSSION Speak Percussion is Australia’s most innovative percussive arts organisation. For over ten years, Speak has existed beyond new music practice and has developed a distinct hybrid language, having commissioned and championed over 60 new Australian compositions and diverse collaborations with architects, choreographers, instrument builders, astronomers and a chef. Speak has co-presented work with Australian contemporary music organisations including Chamber Made Opera, Aphids, Synergy Percussion, Clocked Out, Dead Horse, Astra, Libra and E21, and is responsible for the first Australian performances of major works by Elliott Carter, Gerard Grisey and James Tenney. ABOUT SPATIAL INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE LABORATORY (SIAL) AT RMIT SIAL Sound Studios are part of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory housed in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT. It is one of only a small number of international groups devoted to auditory-based research and teaching located in a school of architecture. Students access the Studios through cross-University electives. Postgraduate study is offered by research at Masters and PhD levels, candidates’ home disciplines include architecture, sound design, composition, acoustics, environmental management, computer science and performance. A vertically integrated scholarship model is applied in the Studios that aligns research, teaching and cultural activities across three domains, Spatial Sound Performance and Design, Urban Soundscape Research and Design and Acoustic Design. ABOUT ART MENTOR FOUNDATION LUCERNE Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne is a member of SwissFoundations, the association of grant foundations in Switzerland, and supports projects which promote the understanding of new music and the improvement of access to, and new discovery of, technical and interpretive knowledge. It supports young professional musicians, conductors and composers and the realisation of educational projects in the fields of visual art and music that relate to a larger context, have a long-term perspective, and promise fruitful results. At the same time, the Foundation also promotes the understanding of these fields and contributes to imparting their importance.


HOW TO APPLY We are now accepting applications from outstanding percussionists and composers, aged 18 – 28, who are Australian or New Zealand residents. Applicants are required to submit the following materials: Percussion • Completed Emerging Artist Program application form • 1 page artist biography • Letter of recommendation from your teacher, mentor or other industry professional • 1 page statement articulating what you expect to gain from the program • Percussionists may also be asked to participate in a live audition and interview Composition • Completed Emerging Artist Program application form • 1 page artist biography • 2 original compositions (1 of which must include percussion) and recordings of these works where possible • Letter of recommendation from your teacher, mentor or other industry professional • 1 page statement of intention, that includes what you expect to gain from this program and your creative / compositional ideas for the new work you would like to create. Submission of Application All materials must be received by Speak Percussion no later than Friday 09 May, 2014. By mail:

Speak Percussion 33 Kemp Street, Thornbury VIC 3039

Email:

speak@speakpercussion.com

Offers of places in the Speak Percussion’s Emerging Artists Program will be made by 19th December, 2011. If the placement offers are not accepted by the given due date, the place may be offered to another applicant. The decisions by the panel of placement offers will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. All submitted application material remains the property of ANAM and Speak Percussion.

KEY DATES 01 April 09 May 19 May 26 May 14 – 18 July

Applications open Applications close Program Offers Distributed Closing date to accept offers Emerging Artists Program @ SIAL Richard Barrett Portrait @ SIAL


2014 MENTORS EUGENE UGHETTI Eugene Ughetti is a percussionist, composer, conductor and artistic director of Speak Percussion. His work focuses on new chamber music and hybrid-arts collaboration, having instigated numerous International arts projects, hybrid-arts collaborations, commissioning International artists and taking other Australian artists overseas. Eugene has worked with most of Australia’s leading new music ensembles and with some of the world’s finest composers including Steve Reich and Pierre Boulez and with conductors Valery Gergiev, James Levine and Charles Dutoit. He has composed works for The Australian Ballet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, ABC and Bionic Ear Institute, with works presented and broadcast internationally. RICHARD BARRETT Richard Barrett is internationally active as both composer and improvising performer, having collaborated with many of the world’s leading performers. He studied composition principally with Peter Wiegold, is based in Berlin and currently teaches at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, having previously held a professorship at Brunel University in London. His long-term collaborations include the electronic duo FURT, composing for and performing with the ELISION contemporary music group, and regular appearances with the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. His work as composer and performer is documented on over 25 CDs, including five discs devoted to his compositions and seven by FURT. Recent projects include CONSTRUCTION, a two-hour work for twenty-three performers and three-dimensional sound system, premiered by Elision in November 2011. PETER NEVILLE Peter Neville is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and was appointed Head Of Percussion there in 2000 and is currently on the faculty of the Australian National Academy of Music. Whilst he works across a range of musical styles, he has a particular commitment to new music, including as percussionist of ELISION Ensemble for twenty-three years, works including Chris Dench’s Driftglass, for percussion and ensemble and Richard Barrett’s abglanzbeladen- auseinandergeschreiben, have been written for and premiered by him. Peter is also a member of groups including Jouissance, the David Chesworth Ensemble, The Raga Dolls Salon Orchestra and SPEAK Percussion and he has recorded and toured internationally with each of them.


LAWRENCE HARVEY Eugene Ughetti is a percussionist, composer, conductor and artistic director of Speak Percussion. His work focuses on new chamber music and hybrid-arts collaboration, having instigated numerous International arts projects, hybrid-arts collaborations, commissioning International artists and taking other Australian artists overseas. Eugene has worked with most of Australia’s leading new music ensembles and with some of the world’s finest composers including Steve Reich and Pierre Boulez and with conductors Valery Gergiev, James Levine and Charles Dutoit. He has composed works for The Australian Ballet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, ABC and Bionic Ear Institute, with works presented internationally and broadcast nationally. JEFFREY HANNAM Richard Barrett is internationally active as both composer and improvising performer, having collaborated with many of the world’s leading performers. He studied composition principally with Peter Wiegold, is based in Berlin and currently teaches at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, having previously held a professorship at Brunel University in London. His long-term collaborations include the electronic duo FURT, composing for and performing with the ELISION contemporary music group, and regular appearances with the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. His work as composer and performer is documented on over 25 CDs, including five discs devoted to his compositions and seven by FURT. Recent projects include CONSTRUCTION, a two-hour work for twenty-three performers and three-dimensional sound system, premiered by Elision in November 2011.


2014 Emerging Artists Program Participant Application Form Name: Date of Birth:

Age: (at 01/01/14)

Phone: Postal Address: Email: Tertiary Qualifications: (include institution; current & completed)

Teachers: (include current & past teachers, with years studied)

Current employment / positions held: (include current industry related work, eg. percussion teacher at Somewhere High, casual orchestral member for SSO, chamber groups you actively perform for or member of, etc.)

Referee Details: (please include name, phone number & email address of someone who can verify the above information; can be the same person as one of your letters of recommendation or another colleague of your choice)

Name: Contact Phone: Email:


All applications must be submitted via email to speak@speakpercussion.com Late applications will not be considered. By submitting the application form, the applicant agrees to the Condition of Entry and Eligibility Requirements, being that: • All applicants must be aged 18-28 at 01 January 2014, and are Australian permanent residents • All applicants must be available to participate in at least Week 1 the Autumn Season (24th April – 6th May 2012) and also the Spring Season (24th – 29th September), subject to a successful performance proposal submission to Speak after the Autumn Season. • All Victorian applicants must have or promise to obtain a valid Working With Children Check by the commencement of the Autumn Season if their application for participation is successful. • All applicants must be able to arrange their own travel to, food and accommodation in Melbourne for the duration of both seasons. • All application material provided to Speak Percussion is a true and accurate at the date this is signed. Applicant Checklist:

Application Form Biography / CV Letter of recommendation Repertoire List Applicant’s Signature: Date Signed:


Speak Percussion & SIAL Sound Studios present RICHARD BARRETT PORTRAIT 7:00pm Saturday 26 July The Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory RMIT University, Design Hub (Building 100) Corner of Swanston & Victoria Street, Carlton

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