Bilkent Composition Academy 2017
Bilkent Composition Academy is an international summer composition workshop primarily conceived for emerging composers. The first edition of the academy will take place 18-22 June 2017 at the Bilkent University Main Campus, Ankara. It aims to create multilayered networks among new music composers, performers, pedagogues, professionals, and academics within Turkey, surrounding geographies, Europe, and worldwide.
Active participants will have the opportunity to work privately with the renowned composer Mark Andre and collaborate closely with the İstanbul based Hezarfen Ensemble. Their works will be subsequently performed by Hezarfen Ensemble in the final concert of the Academy 22 June 20:00 in Bilkent Concert Hall.
Additionally, Hezarfen Ensemble will present the “Mark Andre Portrait” as a separate concert event. Faculty professors will conduct seminars, workshops, round-table discussions, and individually tailored classes. All activities are to be mainly held in English. Supplementary language will be Turkish.
Bilkent Composition Academy 2017 is supported by Tarabya-Kulturakademie, Goethe-Institut Ankara and İstanbul, and Sevda-Cenap And Music Foundation.
Mark Andre: artistic director, composer-in-residence, composition professor
Hezarfen Ensemble: ensemble-in-residence
Time and place: 18-22 June 2017, Bilkent University Main Campus
Venues: Music Primary School, Ahmed Adnan Saygun Center Concert Hall, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Bilkent Concert Hall
Contents: Private and joint courses with Professor Mark Andre, daily rehearsals with the resident Hezarfen Ensemble, seminars, workshops, pre-concert talks, opening and closing concert, audiovisual documentation