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Biennale College Musica 2024

Performers - percussion

Biennale College Musica 2024
Performers - percussion

The workshop is dedicated to young percussionists interested in the performance of Le noir de l'étoile by Gérard Grisey. The selected performer will present his/her interpretation at the Biennale Musica in a concert featuring the Ensemble This Ensemble That and Federico Tramontana. During the different stages of the workshops the participant will learn new instrumental techniques connected with the proposed score. The first stage will be focused on the analysis of different scores for percussion and the practice of the different performative aspects. Following stages will be dedicated to the rehearsals and production of the concert.

The Biennale College Musica team will be in contact with the performer throughout the whole process of creation of the concert (from March to September 2024) and will be available for suggestions and revisions.

Luca Francesconi, Composition
David Lang, Composition
Eva Bocker, Ensemble Modern, Cello
Megumi Kasakawa, Ensemble Modern, Viola
Brian Archinal,  (Et|Et) Ensemble This Ensemble That, Percussion
Federico Tramontana, Percussion
Bertrand Chamayou, Piano
Thierry Coduys, Electronics - CIMM
Hervé Boutry, Instrumental Dramaturgy

Data sheet

Workshop dates:
March 4 – 15, 2024
May 6 – 17, 2024
September 16 – 25, 2024
[Tutors’ lectures, studio work, design, realization of the projects]

Festival Absolute Music
September 26 - October 10,  2024
[Projects production and presentation]

Venue of the workshops: Venice
Venue of the performances/installations/concerts: Venice (to be defined)
Number of possible participants: up to a maximum of 1
Nationality: the application is open to all nationalities
Age limit: +18 > 30 years (as of January 27, 2024)
Application deadline: January 27, 2024
Announcement of selected artists: by February 22, 2024
Project deadline:  September 10, 2024
Production phase: September-October 2024
Presentation of the new projects: during the Biennale Musica (September 26 - October 10,  2024)


Applicants must register by filling in the online form, and submit by the deadline of January 27, 2024:

· Detailed CV in English
· 1 or 2 recordings of contemporary music pieces.

Candidate selection:
The selected performer will be chosen by the Artistic Director after close scrutiny of their CVs and documentation of artistic production.

Registration fee:
There are no fees for the application.
The selected musicians only will be required to pay a registration fee of € 80.00 (VAT included, non-refundable) to be paid exclusively by credit card following the announcement of their acceptance.

Travel and accommodation:
La Biennale di Venezia provides travel and accommodation for the participants.

Each participant will receive a fee for his/her performance of € 2,000 gross.


Only one project may be applied for.
Applications for more than one project will NOT be accepted and only the first application submitted will be considered.

La Biennale di Venezia reserves the right in any case to modify, cancel or interrupt the initiative described above, in that the announcement or the selection do not constitute a binding contract for the same, nor do they entail the right to the reimbursement of any expense other than those specified above.

The integral acceptance of the conditions of the Biennale College Music Call makes the application eligible.


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