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Contemporary compositional techniques and Open Music – Nieuw Ensemble and Rozalie Hirs (2005-06)

Contemporary compositional techniques and Open Music
A course by Rozalie Hirs and Nieuw Ensemble, Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2005/06)

During the academic year 2005/06, Rozalie Hirs is curator and teacher of the course Contemporary compositional techniques and OpenMusic at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The main body of the course is comprised of four lectures and ten workshops by Rozalie Hirs, as well as guest lectures by Tristan Murail (Columbia University), Mikhail Malt (IRCAM), Marco Stroppa (Hochschule für Musik, Stuttgart), Niels Bogaards (IRCAM) and Benjamin Thigpen. Seven hands-on sessions with the Nieuw Ensemble are curated by its artistic director Joël Bons.

The approach during the first semester (Part A) will be directed towards acquiring insight into compositional techniques and programming methods. During the second semester (Part B), the course is directed towards the application of the obtained knowledge. Essential to this part of the course is the development of original works by the participating composition students of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague. The final concert on June 9, 2006 by the Nieuw Ensemble concludes the course, presenting the new compositions to the public. The new book OpenMusic and Contemporary compositional will document the creative process of seven of the participating composers Justin Christensen, Miguelángel Clerc, Ignacio Fernández Bollo, Daniel Gutierrez Berumen, Ernesto Illescas-Peláez, Chikage Imai, Andrzej Kwiecinski and Rodrigo Tascón.

With special thanks to Marijke Hoogenboom, Professor of Art Practice and Artistic Development, Amsterdam University of the Arts, for her support.

Locations
Amsterdam Conservatory
Van Baerlestraat 27
Amsterdam

Department of Media, Art and Technology
Oude Amersfoortseweg 131
Hilversum Sportpark

Nieuw Ensemble rehearsal space
Grasweg 41R
Amsterdam Noord

Paradiso Concert hall
Weteringschans 6-8
Amsterdam

Royal Conservatory
Juliana van Stolberglaan 1
Den Haag

Part A

3 November 2005
Lecture by Rozalie Hirs: Introduction to the course.
Contemporary compositional techniques and possible uses of Open Music.
17:00-18:30, room 336, Amsterdam Conservatory

10 November 2005
Lecture by Rozalie Hirs: Introduction to OpenMusic, an object oriented computer language, programmed in CommonLisp.
17:00-18:30, room 336, Amsterdam Conservatory

11 November 2005
Workshop by Rozalie Hirs: Introduction to OpenMusic, an object oriented computer language, programmed in CommonLisp.
10:00-14:00, room 1228, Art, Media and Technology, Hilversum

24 November 2005
Recording by Jorrit Tamminga and Rozalie Hirs of the flute, oboe, guitar, cello with Harrie Starreveld, Ernest Rombout, Helenus de Rijke, Robert Putowski, musicians of the Nieuw Ensemble.
12:00-14:00, room 071, Amsterdam Conservatory

24 November 2005
Lecture by Niels Bogaards and Rozalie Hirs: AudioSculpt and OpenMusic.
17:00-18:30, room 336, Amsterdam Conservatory

25 November 2005
Workshop by Rozalie Hirs: AudioSculpt and OpenMusic.
10:00-14:00, room 1228, Art, Media and Technology, Hilversum

8 December 2005
Session with the Nieuw Ensemble: Introduction to the ensemble. Instrumentation. Orchestration.
10:00-15:00, Nieuw Ensemble rehearsal space

9 December 2005
Workshop by Rozalie Hirs: OpenMusic. Iterative and recursive processes.
10:00-14:00, room 1228, Art, Media and Technology, Hilversum

15 December 2005
Workshop by Mikhail Malt: Concepts, models and interfaces; rhythm
10:00-15:00, room 1228, Art, Media and Technology, Hilversum

15 December 2005
Guest lecture by Mikhail Malt: Computer assisted composition.
17:00-18:30, room 336, Amsterdam Conservatory

22 December 2005
Workshop by Rozalie Hirs: Advanced techniques in OpenMusic.
10:00-14:00, room 1228, Art, Media and Technology, Hilversum

Part B

5 January 2006
Session with the Nieuw Ensemble: First Sketches of the students.
10:00-15:00, Nieuw Ensemble rehearsal space

12 January 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
15:30-21:30, computer room next to Arnold Schoenbergzaal, Royal Conservatory, The Hague

13 January 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
10:00-15:00, room 141, Amsterdam Conservatory

19 January 2006
Lecture by Rozalie Hirs: Le lac (2001) by Tristan Murail.
17:00-18:30, room 336, Amsterdam Conservatory

20 January 2006
Workshop by Rozalie Hirs: The music of Tristan Murail.
10:00-14:00, room 1228, Art, Media and Technology, Hilversum

2 February 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
17:00-20:30, room 229, Amsterdam Conservatory

9 February 2006
Session with the Nieuw Ensemble: First Sketches of the students.
Guest professor: Richard Ayres
10:00-15:00, Nieuw Ensemble rehearsal space

13 February 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
14:30-18:30, computer room next to Arnold Schoenbergzaal, Royal Conservatory, The Hague

16 February 2006
Guest workshop by Marco Stroppa: Introduction to sound synthesis with the aid of OMChroma.
10:00-14:00, room 1228, Art, Media and Technology, Hilversum

16 February 2006
Guest lecture by Marco Stroppa about his musical works and compositional techniques.
17:00-18:30, room 336, Amsterdam Conservatory

17 February 2006
Group lesson with Wim Henderickx and Rozalie Hirs
11:30-13:00, room 141, Amsterdam Conservatory

23 February 2006
Session with the Nieuw Ensemble
10:00-15:00, Nieuw Ensemble rehearsal space

24 February 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
10:00-15:00, room 332, Amsterdam Conservatory

10 March 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
13:00-15:00, room 001, Amsterdam Conservatory

13 March 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
11:00-13:00, room 210, Amsterdam Conservatory

16 March 2006
Session with the Nieuw Ensemble
10:00-15:00, Nieuw Ensemble rehearsal space

23 March 2006
Session with the Nieuw Ensemble.
Guest professor: Clarence Barlow
10:00-15:00, Nieuw Ensemble rehearsal space

23 March 2006
Guest lecture by Benjamin Thigpen: Max/Msp.
17:00-18:30, room 336, Amsterdam Conservatory

24 March 2006
Guest workshop by Benjamin Thigpen: Max/msp.
10:00-14:00, room 1228, Art, Media and Technology, Hilversum

27 March 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
14:00-18:00, computer room next to Arnold Schoenbergzaal, Royal Conservatory, The Hague

31 March 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
10:00-13:00, room k26, Amsterdam Conservatory

11 April 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
11:00-13:00, room 021, Amsterdam Conservatory

20 April 2006
Session with the Nieuw Ensemble.
Guest professor: Fabio Nieder
10:00-15:00, Nieuw Ensemble rehearsal space

2 May 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
14:00-18:00, stemkamer, Royal Conservatory, The Hague

3 May 2006
Individual lessons with Rozalie Hirs
10:30-13:30, room 133, Amsterdam Conservatory

11 May 2006
Session with the Nieuw Ensemble.
Guest professor: Richard Rijnvos
10:00-15:00, Nieuw Ensemble rehearsal space

15 May 2006
Individual composition lessons with Tristan Murail
10:00-16:00, room 052, Amsterdam Conservatory

15 May 2006
Guest lecture by Tristan Murail about his musical works and compositional techniques
17:00-19:00, room 201, Amsterdam Conservatory

18 May 2006
Session with the Nieuw Ensemble.
Guest professor: Wim Henderickx
10:00-15:00, Nieuw Ensemble rehearsal space

Final Concert

June 9, 2006
Concert by the Nieuw Ensemble: new compositions by Justin Christensen, Miguelángel Clerc, Ignacio Fernández Bollo, Daniel Gutierrez Berumen, Ernesto Illescas-Peláez, Chikage Imai, Andrzej Kwiecinski, Rodrigo Tascón.
20:30, Paradiso, Amsterdam

All photographs on this page by Thomas Lenden ©2005 – Session with the Nieuw Ensemble, December 8, 2005