The 38th Irish Composition Summer School
The 38th Irish Composition Summer School takes place in Dublin, Ireland, from July 1st to 10th.
This year's school will offer a range of lectures, presentations and demonstrations on all aspects of contemporary composition, focusing on writing for any combination of the available forces (flute, viola, guitar and bass), with optional electronics.
At the end of the course, the students' works will be presented in workshop, rehearsed and digitally recorded by the performers in residence. Throughout the course, students will receive guidance from experienced course directors and nationally and internationally renowned composers. This year, the ICSS is delighted to welcome Benjamin Dwyer as Guest Director, who will present seminars on her own work, as well as giving individual tutorials to all students.
With the current question mark over all plans due to Covid 19 please understand that the dates may be pushed out, so send us an email or check us on facebook for updates.
Due to the short duration of the course students are expected to come with some sketches/ideas prepared.
Please note the course does not provide accommodation.
The Fee for attendance is EU380.
The course involves a great deal of individual tuition and so is suitable for a range of students at various levels of experience.
The course involves a combination of one-to-one tutorials with the participating composers, and group seminars. These will cover the major aspects of contemporary composition such as harmony, rhythm, formal structure and instrumental writing.
The Technical University of Dublin Conservatoire hosts the course in Dublin.
Please see attached pdf for more details icss_brochure_2020_1.pdf