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Composers - Production of a radio play

Biennale College Musica 2022
Composers of a radio play

New project of a radio play for Italy’s Rai Radio 3 inspired by “Sounds of Venice” by John Cage (1959)

The workshop is dedicated to young composers interested in radio drama and radio play.

The new work by the selected composer will be presented within the Biennale Musica (14-25 September 2022) and broadcast live by the Italian radio channel, Rai Radio 3.

The selected composer can choose the dramaturge or librettist for the new project and will get the opportunity to create his/her world premiere in different stages:

The first stage will be aimed at the conception of the project; afterward the selected composer will be given the possibility to work in the CIMM Studios (La Biennale di Venezia Centre for Computer Music and Multimedia) and record the sound material in the city of Venice; final stages will focus on the production of the new project.

The Biennale College Musica team will be in contact with the selected composer throughout the whole process of composition (from March to September 2022) and will be available for suggestions and revisions of the new project.

Data sheet

Simon Steen-Andersen (composer - Berlin)
Ondřej Adámek (composer, conductor, performer - Prague)
Ars Ludi - Gianluca Ruggeri (percussionist, conductor - Rome)
Daniele Carcassi (experimental performer, composer - Florence)
X. Lee (experimental performer, composer - Los Angeles)
Antonello Pocetti (director, dramaturge - Bologna)
Thierry Coduys (CIMM, sound engineer and computer music design - Nice)

Workshop dates:
1 week in March (7-12 March 2022)
1 week in May (16-21 May 2022)
1 week in July (25-30 July 2022)

Venue of the workshop: Venice

Venue of the concert: Venice (to be defined)

Number of possible participants: 1

Nationality: The application is open to all nationalities

Age limit: +18 > 30 years (as of 31st January 2022)

Application deadline: January 31, 2022

Announcement of the selected composer: by February 15, 2022

Composition deadline: August 10, 2022

Final production phase: September 2022

Concert: during the Biennale Musica (September 14-25 , 2022)


Required documents:
Detailed CV in English, Brief description of the project in English (each candidate can present one or two projects), 1 or 2 PDFs of existing scores or recordings.

Candidate selection:
The selected composer will be chosen by the Artistic Director after close scrutiny of their CVs and works.

Registration fee:
The selected composer will be required to pay a registration fee in the amount of € 80.00 (VAT included, non-refundable) to be paid exclusively by credit card following the announcement of his/her acceptance.

Travel and accommodation:
La Biennale di Venezia provides accommodation and travel costs for the selected young composer.



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