MORPHING MUSIC TO MEDIA
Creating music for visual arts

Entrance examination: August 7 / 10 a.m.

Requirements
Advanced cellists are particularly encouraged to participate in the seminar, that is open to advanced players and visual artists interested in the relationship between music and visual arts. All musical backgrounds are welcome.
Also constituted string ensembles could be admitted. Ensembles that have been together for at least a year may take advantage of the allowed attendance fee reductions.

Entrance examination
The entrance examination will consist of a motivational interview. Candidates may present a piece of their choice from their repertoire.

Visual artists are required to send a video in which the relationship between image and sound is highlighted. This video, in mp4 format, must be sent together with the registration, within the deadline of 10 June.

Description
The purpose of this workshop is that students will obtain a musical way of working that can be applied to collaborating with any other artistic discipline, such as dance, theatre, poetry readings, action painting and magic shows.
This workshop is centered around the making of music to film and video. Students will start playing music. Then making music to short movies. Visuals will be proposed by the teacher. Another possibility is to make use of original short movies made on the spot. Video artists are encouraged to participate to the workshop.
Students will work with composed material, as well as improvisational methods. The emphasis will lye on students creating themselves and receiving coaching in the process.
Students will perform together with the teacher in a final public performance during the Chigiana International Festival.