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['tactus] Young Composers' Forum

Jury: Jean-Paul Dessy, Kimmo Hakola, Claude Ledoux, Ann McKay, Benoît Mernier, Annelies Van Parys & Jeroen D'hoe

['tactus] 2019: applications now open!

Young composers are often faced with the same problem when writing for a symphony orchestra: the orchestra itself, a strong, costly "instrument" that is not readily available. The commissions are generally awarded to experienced and well known composers. Without orchestral experience, the knowledge necessary to acquire the basic writing techniques for a large orchestra cannot be developed. It is a vicious circle.

The Young Composers' Forum sets out to allow young composers to develop their knowledge as well as their familiarity with the symphony orchestra and the chamber music forms.

In 2019, new reading sessions for young composers are organised in collaboration with Brussels Philharmonic and ensemble Musiques Nouvelles. Composers of 35 years and younger of all nationalities are invited to apply for one or both sessions submitting works. The application deadline is April 23rd, 2019.

Applications must be submitted exclusively online via the ULYSSES Platform, where you can also find the application requirements.

The first session, held at Flagey (Brussels/Belgium) from November 25th to 27th, 2019, and with the collaboration of the Brussels Philharmonic, will feature writing for orchestra

The second session, held in Mons, Belgium from November 28th to 30th, 2019 and with the collaboration of the ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, will feature writing for chamber ensemble.