ARCO – Art, Research and Creation Opus 2023 – is a binational university dedicated to musical creation, association between the Mozarteum University Salzbourg, Gmem-Marseille (one of the French National Center of Musical Creation) and French ensembles Multilaterale, Les Métaboles and Tana string quartet.

From 7th to 16th of July 2023 at the Gmem, Centre national de création musicale in Marseille, there will be a succession of individual meetings, rehearsals, conferences, workshops, seminars as well as improvisation sessions and work on gesture, movement and displacement.
The week will be punctuated by several concerts - at the Friche la Belle de Mai but also in other places in Marseille - giving a festival dimension to the academy.

For who ?
- 12 composers
- 2 string quartets
- 6 singers

How to participate? Applications are opened for composers, singers and string quartets. Find the registration information below, click on the corresponding link and follow the steps!

Composition

As in previous years, twelve composers of all nationalities will be selected. Within the framework of the academy, each student will write a piece for a group assigned to him or her and will be taught by the tutors of this academy: Yann Robin, Johannes Maria Staud, Henry Fourès, Francesco Filidei, Eva Reiter, Christian Sebille and Elisabeth Gutjahr.
These pieces will be rehearsed, premiered and recorded during two closing concerts by the three ensembles in residence: Multilatérale, the Tana Quartet and Les Métaboles, conducted by Léo Warynski.

Content:

  • Lectures by composition teachers and invited artists
  • Individual composition classes with Henry Fourès, Eva Reiter, Yann Robin, Johannes Maria Staud and Francesco Filidei ensuring the supervision of the students’ projects.
  • Two students especially selected will write for electronics and instruments; they will be coached by Christian Sebille and Eva Reiter on the electronic side of their pieces.
  • Encounters with the soloists of Multilatérale who will share their secrets on the most advanced instrumental extended techniques
  • Daily rehearsals with the Ensemble Multilatérale, Les Métaboles and the Tana String quartet.
  • “Body-Space-Conscience” workshops each morning with Elisabeth Gutjahr, rector of Mozarteum University Salzbourg
  • Creation and recording of the student’s pieces during two closing concerts.

As part of a special partnership with SACEM, up to three member of the SACEM will see their expenses covered entirely for their participation to ARCo.

Tuition fees

  • From the 7th to 16th of July 2023 included
  • Registration fees: 20€ (non-refundable)
  • Tuition fees: 450€
    including: accommodation in twin rooms in Marseille and lunches during ARCo, classes, lectures, workshops, rehearsals and concerts entries.
    not including: travels and diners
Apply here! 

 

 

VOCAL COACHING

With the presence of Raphaële Kennedy, the Ensemble Vocal Les Métaboles and Léo Warynski, ARCo is expanding and opening up to singers. In the same way as the composers and musicians of the string quartets, the students will be immersed in musical creation through conferences, workshops and coaching.

Content:

  • The contemporary vocal repertoire is very rich. Though it does not require any particular skills to approach it, it is nevertheless necessary to know its various writings, the multiple processes to read and work on the scores, along with the technical aspects essential to be able to play with your voice and interpret it with simplicity.
  • In this repertoire, all facets of the voice, spoken or sung, are integrated into many scores. The entire session will be dedicated to those vocal qualities, everyone possess and the way to technically associate those with the various vocal writings.
  • This workshop will focus both on vocal chamber music (spoken voice, singing voice) as well as personal technical and musical work.

The pedagogical aspects of sharing knowledge according to the possibilities of each will be discussed.

A presentation concert will take place at the end of the session. Classes are open (and encouraged) to academy composers who wish to attend.

Tuition fees:

  • From the 10th to 16th of July 2023 included
  • Registration fees: 20€ (non-refundable)
  • Tuition fees: 330€
    including: accommodation in twin rooms in Marseille and lunches during ARCo, classes, lectures, workshops, rehearsals and concerts entries.
    not including: travels and diners

 

Apply here! 

 

STRING QUARTETS

Arco is a composition academy, which, since its creation, has integrated into its project a double work of improvement and exploration of the contemporary repertoire for string quartets. 

Two string quartets will be selected by the artistic direction of ARCo after examination of the applications. They will receive training from the Tana Quartet to guide them in their future careers and thus work towards their professional integration. The training consists of interpretation courses on the contemporary and 20th century repertoire. With this dual aim of education and professional integration, one or more concerts will be offered to the young artists during the ARCo academy.

Content:

  • 1 hour of lessons per day with one of the members of the Tana Quartet combined with regular exchanges with the members of the quartet.
  • An active and participative method is favoured.
  • The courses take place face-to-face and are given in English and French.
  • The courses are open to the public

Repertoire worked on :

  • A work from the 20th century repertoire of your choice,
  • A work from the contemporary repertoire chosen by the ensemble in agreement and/or on the proposal of the Tana Quartet.

The scores are sent to Arco by PDF 1 month before the beginning of the course. The courses are given on the general score, and each ensemble must have an original and working copies of the score.

Tuition fees:
Applications opened to string quartets holding a diploma from a Higher School in Europe and/or a distinction in chamber music (to be inserted in the application form).

  • From the 10th to 16th of July 2023 included
  • Registration fees: 20€ (non-refundable)
  • Tuition fees: 330€
    including: accommodation in twin rooms in Marseille and lunches during ARCo, classes, lectures, workshops, rehearsals and concerts entries.
    not including: travels and diners

Apply here!