Call for applications 2019
The project for the Biennale College – Musica 2019 intends to promote and support the production of a maximum of 4 short “low budget” chamber musical theatre operas based on a comical, surreal, fantastic and/or playful theme, lasting no longer than 18 minutes each, to be presented by La Biennale di Venezia and also released online in the appropriate forms.
The selection is open, internationally, to teams consisting of a composer and a librettist, aged 35 and under.
The composers need not necessarily be at their debut work, and must apply in association with librettists for a musical theatre project composed for the following instruments: flute (any one of the series), clarinet, trumpet, 2 violins, viola, cello, percussions (1 performer), piano and live electronics, plus a conductor.
The vocalists must number no more than 4 characters chosen among the following voice types: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass.
The electronic part may be produced at the Centro Informatico Musicale e Multimediale of La Biennale di Venezia, which will provide the necessary hardware and software under the guidance of a computer music producer and a sound engineer, who will also be present at rehearsals and at the performances.
The work sessions in the studio will be organized according to a schedule that will be established at the moment of selection. This electronic part must be sufficiently detailed in the presentation of the project. The feasibility of producing this part will be a fundamental factor in the selection process.
The application must be submitted exclusively as a team (composer and librettist). No substitutions will be allowed within the selected teams.
The selected teams will be assisted through each phase in the development of the project by a director selected by the Director of the Theatre Department of La Biennale di Venezia, Antonio Latella.