KAIJA SAARIAHO COMPOSITION MASTERCLASS with Kaaos Ensemble 5.-9.10.2022

As a part of the annual Ostrobothian Contemporary Music Festival held in Oulu, Finland, there will be an Composition Masterclass given by Kaija Saariaho from Wednesday 5 to Sunday 9 October 2022.

Teaching languages ​​are finnish , english , and french

ACTIVE STUDENT

Four active students will be selected to attend the masterclass. In preparation, selected participants will compose a new piece of music lasting 3-7 minutes for all four members of the Kaaos Ensemble (flute, saxophone, guitar and percussion—a complete list of available instruments is provided below.)

 

The Tuition of an Active Student (295 €) includes:

 

● two individual lessons of 45 minutes with Mrs. Saariaho
● a workshop with Mrs. Saariaho and Kaaos Ensemble
● the piece played in concert on Sun 9 Oct 2022
● the concert performance recorded on video
● the concert video published on UML Youtube Channel
● free admittance to all UML concerts
● homestay accomodation organized by UML (free) or
● hotel accomodation (extra charge of 90 € per night)

PASSIVE STUDENTS

 

The Tuition of a Passive Student (80 €) includes:

● following all events of the masterclass including lectures and rehearsals

● free admittance to all UML concerts

APPLY TO THE MASTERCLASS VIA THE GOOGLE FORM

 

● Click this link to enter the Google Application Form

● applicants are asked to submit a one page CV, short letter of motivation (MAX 1000 characters), a score in pdf format, and .mp3 recording (if available)

● latest by Tuesday 31 May 2022

Finnish kaaos ensemble

Note* available instruments for the masterclass are as follows:

  • flute (doubling Piccolo, alto and bass flute)

  • alto saxophone (doubling soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone)

    • the ensemble kindly asks that you choose a maximum of two different saxophones and two flutes per piece

  • percussion

    • vibraphone (with motor)

    • suspended cymbal (medium)

    • pair of bongos

    • two tom-Toms (small, medium)

    • orchestral bass drum

    • Tam-Tam (medium)

    • all the basic sticks, mallets and beaters

    • Triangle beaters, brushes, superball mallets and bow