The Goethe-Institut Montreal, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), Le Vivier – Carrefour des musiques nouvelles and HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden organise an annual residency in New Music Composition for two months each in Montreal and Dresden from mid-October to mid-December. These residencies can provide composers with important experience for their professional development, a new environment and the opportunity to meet other local artists. The New Music Project aims to build lasting relationships and exchange points of view between Québec composers and their German colleagues. The residency also aims to promote the dissemination of works by the selected composers in Québec and in Germany.
After Hanna Hartmann, an artist selected for this programme, presented a current project at the concert “Villa Massimo as a guest at HELLERAU” on Saturday 5 November 2022, further composers from the programme, Simon Martin, James O’Callaghan and Alexandre David, will be introduced on 6 November 2022. Alexandre David, who was able to work at HELLERAU in this 2018/19 programme, will perform the world premiere Quatuor à Cordes # 1, commissioned by HELLERAU and Quator Bozzini.
Ensemble Quatuor Bozzini from Montreal has also chosen a work by Tanya Tagaq for the concert, about which the composer says: “Sivunittinni, or ‘The Future Ones’, comes from part of a poem I wrote for my current album and is the perfect title for this piece. My hope is to bring future musicians a little closer to the land through this piece. There is a disconnect in the Conditio Humana, a disconnect from nature, and this has caused a lot of social anxiety, as well as a lack of true meaning of health and a lack of relationship to what life is, so, maybe this piece can be a bit of a wake-up call.”
Icebergs et Soleil de minuit – Quatuor en blanc
pre-echo (after empties)
Quatuor à Cordes # 1
More information about the composer:inside and studio flat residency programme between Québec and Dresden:
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With the kind support of the Quebec Government Office in Berlin.