Call for applications 2019
La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, announces the new international call of the Biennale College – Musica for teams of composers and librettists under the age of 35.
The call is online on the official website www.labiennale.org from Thursday December 20th, through Thursday February 7th.
The 2019 Biennale College – Musica project will select and produce a maximum of 4 low-budget chamber musical theatre works based on a comical, surreal, fantastic and/or playful theme, lasting no longer than 18 minutes – presented by teams consisting of a composer and a librettist ages 35 and under.
The innovation this year is the use of live electronics in addition to the ensemble of nine instruments – flute, clarinet, trumpet, two violins, French horn, cello, percussion, and piano. The Centro Informatico Musicale Multimediale of La Biennale di Venezia will provide the necessary hardware and software under the guidance of a computer music producer and a sound engineer. The four voices may be chosen between soprano, mezzosoprano, tenor, baritone or bass.
The selected teams will be supported in the development of their projects through four phases of training and production, to be held between March and September 2019 in Venice, coordinated by the Director of the Music Department Ivan Fedele assisted by a team of tutors dedicated to the various disciplines. Like last year, the Director of the Theatre Department Antonio Latella will recommend the stage director.
The short operas will be presented as part of the 63rd International Festival of Contemporary Music in the month of October 2019.
The official full-length text of the international call for the 6th Biennale College – Musica is available at www.labiennale.org/en/biennale-college.
Biennale College is an innovative and complex experience that engages all the Departments of the Biennale di Venezia – Dance, Music, Theatre, Cinema – to promote young talents and offer them the opportunity to work closely with masters to develop creations. So far, the Biennale College – Musica has produced fifteen short chamber musical theatre operas.
Biennale College, organized by the Biennale di Venezia, enjoys the support of the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities – General Direction for the Performing Arts.